Determine three (3) leadership style strengths and three (3) leadership style weaknesses of each of the selected public leaders.
leadership style strengths and three (3) leadership style weaknesses
Use the basic outline below to draft your paper. Organize your responses to each question (except Question 5) under the following section headings:
- Public Leader Overview (Question 1)
- Public Leader Comparison and Contrast (Question 2)
- Public Leader Evaluation & Analysis (Question 3)
- Public Leader Influence (Question 4)
Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
- Based on your response to Question 3 in Assignment 1, use the Internet to research two (2) renowned public leaders—one (1) male and one (1) female—that embody your selected theory(ies) and styles. Develop a brief overview (i.e., no more than one  paragraph for each leader) of the selected leaders and the leadership theory that defines each as a public administrator. (Response to Question 3 in Assignment 1 is below this assignment detail)
- Compare and contrast the leadership theories of the two (2) selected leaders in Question #1. (Consider some of the following: theories that make him / her effective as a leader; whether or not his / her gender impacts his or her ability to lead; supervisors’ and subordinates’ view of him / her as a leader.)
- Determine three (3) leadership style strengths and three (3) leadership style weaknesses of each of the selected public leaders. Evaluate the effectiveness of each public leader in terms of each leader’s major successes.
- Suggest one (1) key strength or weakness that could influence your ability to be a public leader.
- Include at least four (4) peer-reviewed references (no more than five  years old) from material outside the textbook. Note: Appropriate peer-reviewed references include scholarly articles and governmental Websites. Wikipedia, other wikis, and any other Websites ending in anything other than “.gov” do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
- Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
- Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
Response to Question 3 in Assignment 1:
It is imperative to note that communities are dynamic or evolving. This justifies the effectiveness of visionary leadership style in public leadership. By applying the visionary leadership style, a public leader will become outstanding as s/he transforms the vision into a reality (Northouse, (2018). It should however be realized that this transformation occurs through action and involving a team to concert both skills and effort. For example, the City manager has visualized the Academy as an institution meant to produce world class public leaders who can perform. He has therefore picked me as part of the team that is going to develop and implement the project. Undeniably, this is a good example of a public leader who with a visionary leadership style has picked a formidable team led by me. Importantly, a public leader using the visionary leadership style is able to determine the skills that will help in reaching the visions. Therefore, by recognizing talent and recruiting individuals with skills sets required and the ones that complement each other the vision is easily reached (Jian, & Fairhurst, 2017). Notably, with the City manager’s skills, mine and those of my subordinates a sufficient pool of skills is developed to attain the vision’s goals.
Finally, the democratic leadership style characterizing public leaders is effective because it incorporates aspects of fairness, and open communication. The leader involves all stakeholders making his or her leadership role experience little or no frictions thus success. A good example of this style in public leadership is when a public leader like the City manager in my local government allows the community as well as stakeholders to air their views in regards to the development and implementation of the new one million dollar Public Leadership Academy. Evidentially, the City manager as a public leader is noted in this example to be involving all stakeholders in a participative approach in relation to the Academy. In conclusion, it can be seen that communication also moves either way upward and downward from the City manager to stakeholders or from the stakeholders to the city manager a major characteristic of the democratic leadership style expected of a public leader.