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Are Leaders Born or Bred? (00:49)


Barbara Brady, PhD, notes that research shows leaders can be created. Tara Martinez cites born leaders. Brian Hemphill, PhD, says experiences prepare leaders.

John F. Kennedy (00:56)

Personality traits and common qualities affect leadership. Leaders build great groups around them, abandon their ego, trust and nurture others.

Nelson Mandela (00:48)

Leaders influence behavior and thoughts by building relationships and trust. They formulate a vision, set goals and motivate people, while sharing ideas and decision making.

Military Hierarchy (00:22)

The top-down approach of the military is the exception, but builds leadership qualities like ambition, tenacity, self-confidence, learning and growing, integrity and character.

Examples of Patience and Perseverance (00:42)

Leadership requires patience and perseverance as practiced by Martin Luther King. Bobby Bowden coached college football 28 years before achieving a championship.

Nurturing Leadership: Integrity (01:45)

Leadership qualities can be nurtured and modeled. Common leadership skills include the ability to formulate and express a vision, listen to others, persuade and motivate, and maintain integrity and respect.

Practice Integrity (02:08)

Leaders need to understand their own character, always tell the truth, be accountable and willing to learn from mistakes. Keep promises and always be dependable.

Recovering Personal Integrity (01:40)

Leaders must acknowledge mistakes without blame, correct the mistake, and commit to not making it again. Keep good company, believe in core values, and promote teamwork.

Model Core Values (01:11)

Leaders need a balance between work and personal life. An organization chart shows clear career paths.

Culture of Excellence: Lead By Example (01:26)

Leaders unlock others' potential when they convey a defined vision, inspire others, promote ethical behavior and core values, allow others to grow, show care and compassion, and lead by example.

Inspire Others and Have Passion (03:00)

An example of company culture is found at Apple. Steve Jobs gave the company core values. See the 1980 Apple Mission Statement. Leaders need to enthuse others by their own passion.

Adapt to Change (02:05)

Leaders learn from mistakes and adapt to change. In 1985, Steve Jobs was ousted from Apple, but returned with a new corporate philosophy.

Leadership Vision: Inspire Others, Provide Clear Strategies (03:49)

Leaders need to establish a vision for the future and inspire people to overcome obstacles. Create clear strategies and goals. Malala Yousafzai inspired others by her activism and heroism.

Enable Others to be Part of the Process (02:03)

More than providing a mission statement, leaders must feel and share the vision to drive others toward the goal, listen to and incorporate ideas of others.

Becoming a Leader: Attracting Followers (01:53)

Leaders must engage others to their cause by demonstrating qualities like confidence, trustworthiness, courage, respect and compassion. Followers need to know of the rewards.

Aung San Suu Kyi (02:03)

An example of these qualities in a leader is Aung San Suu Kyi who stood up for her people in Burma and earned the Nobel Peace Prize.

Ethical Leadership: Gregg Steinhafel (03:11)

Leaders must model core values and make ethical decisions and follow the Code of Conduct. Ethics should be ingrained in the operations and daily actions. CEO of Target, Gregg Steinhafel is an example.

Become a Leader (03:05)

To become a leader learn, develop, and practice leadership skills daily; develop a culture of excellence; communicate leadership vision with passion; attract followers by demonstrating certain qualities.

Credits: Nurturing Leadership (00:44)

Credits: Nurturing Leadership

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Are leaders born, or made? This video shows that while certain personality traits may influence leadership abilities, there are also leadership qualities that can be learned and nurtured. Business leaders, politicians, coaches and others share their perceptions of what it takes to be a leader, relating to viewers that observing certain principles and adopting admirable behaviors can help develop leadership attributes. Integrity, honesty, dependability and the belief in an organization’s core values are showcased, along with the elements necessary to create a culture of excellence. A basic definition of leadership as the action of leading a group of people toward a common goal is the preface to the importance of creating a vision of the future—the true mark of a leader. Listening, teamwork, motivation and the ability to engage others in a cause are also presented as leadership qualities. Many modern-day or historical capsules of leadership bring to life the concept of developing the traits to become a leader. A co-production of Films for the Humanities & Sciences and MotionMasters.

Length: 35 minutes

Item#: FMK65018

ISBN: 978-1-60057-687-4

Copyright date: ©2015

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