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DIFFERENT

LEADERS AND
THEIR LEADERSHIP
STYLES
Submitted By:
Angela Luz M. de Lima
Gr. 11 ABM C

Submitted To:
Mrs. Eva S. Montaa

LIBERAL LEADER

TIM GEITHNER
Overcoming the predictions of some and the
hopes of others, Geithner has survived his first year.
Complaints have come from both Left and Right: that he
was too cosy with Wall Street, shouldnt have let
Lehmann Brothers fail and gave away too much tax
payer money to the banks. All this criticism has been
tempered by the fact that he has been confronted by the
gravest challenge anyone holding his job has faced for
70 years. The economy was and is - in the doldrums
and the financial system was close to calamity, if not
outright collapse when he was promoted from the
chairmanship of the New York federal reserve.
Geithner had already played a leading role in
structuring the $700 billion bailout agreed late in George
W Bushs term before he took the lead in devising the record $787 billion stimulus bill in
the first months of the new administration. Early on he attracted negative comments for
his unsure performances and at times rabbit-in-the-headlights demeanour, not to
mention messing up his tax returns when at the IMF.
With a little time and Obamas faith, his confidence in public has grown, while the
message that Main Street is furious about how quickly Wall Street has returned to
profits and handsome bonuses is finally getting through. Regulatory reform is grinding
through Congress and a bank tax to recover lost tax revenue is under consideration.
Perhaps more than anyone in government bar the president, Geithners decisionmaking will affect not just the countrys well being, but his bosss political health.

AUTOCRATIC LEADER

DONALD TRUMP

Donald Trump is known for his eccentricity


and unconventional businesses practices. He
exhibits an unconventional leadership style.
Donald Trump started early to develop his
personal brand, this is exhibited by every piece
of real estate Mr. Trump owns. Every casino,
building or golf course has his name on it. He is
eccentric, powerful, but yet he makes very
smart business decisions. He is also a risk
taker. All these business skills have made him
a very well recognized business leader, and one of the nations most known billionaires.
Donald Trump has appeared in many magazines, has written a couple of books, and
even gotten his own show on NBC called The Apprentice. There are certain
characteristics common in all leaders. Some of those are values, skills and cognitive
abilities. Mr. Trump exhibits all of these traits. Perhaps, he has something extra that has
propelled him above everybody else. Everything that he touches seems to turn to gold.
Donald Trumps leadership styles have made him rich, powerful, famous and known
throughout the world. This paper will examine some of those leadership styles.

DEMOCRATIC LEADER

JIMMY CARTER

In 1977, Carter brokered two U.S. treaties with Panama; the following year, he
presided over a tough round of meetings
between Egypts President Anwar el-Sadat
and Israels Prime Minister Menachem Begin
at Camp David. The resulting Camp David
Accords ended the state of war between the
two nations that had existed since Israel was
founded

in

1948.

Carter

also

reopened

diplomatic relations between the United States


and China while breaking ties with Taiwan, and signed a bilateral strategic arms
limitation treaty (SALT II) with the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
Throughout his presidency, Carter struggled to combat the nations economic
woes, including high unemployment, rising inflation and the effects of an energy crisis
that began in the early 1970s. Though he claimed an increase of 8 million jobs and a
reduction in the budget deficit by the end of his term, many business leaders as well as
the public blamed Carter for the nations continuing struggles, saying he didnt have a
coherent or effective policy to address them. In July 1979, Carter called a special
summit with national leaders at Camp David. His televised speech after the meeting
diagnosed a crisis of confidence occurring in the country, a mood that he later referred
to as a national malaise.

BENEVOLENT LEADER
CESAR CHAVEZ

The leadership style Chavez used could be considered to be democratic. Chavez


was the main single figurehead. He held most of the power when it came to the
organizing process of his organizations. He was the absolute leader of the National
Farm Workers Association (NFWA). He shared some of his power when he merged with
other unions.

As happens with most leaders, Chavez's


popularity increased and decreased over time.
When the cause really needed him he was
perfect and few of his actions were questioned.
Towards the end of the movement, around 1977,
his following began to decline. Chavez was
known to fire people who disagreed with him. Complaints were made that while he was
good at starting an organization, he was not good at running one. When the crisis is
over, many followers begin to resent the power of the leader.
Chavez was completely devoted to nonviolence. In his words, "Nonviolence is
not cowardice. A nonviolent person must not be fearful. He must know how to deal with
people. When the growers beat us we do not fight back." (Falstein 41). Chavez
modeled some of his actions after Gandhi. There were strikes, boycotts, and protest
marches. At one point during the movement, he went on a fast, saying that it was an
action of love for his followers and not a political statement.

MANIPULATIVE LEADER

FERDINAND MARCOS

After failing to attain the Liberal Partys nomination for president, Ferdinand
Marcos ran as the Nationalist Party candidate. At the end of the expensive and bitter
campaign, Marcos prevailed and was inaugurated on December 30, 1965. His first
presidential term is notable mostly for his decision to send troops into the fray of the
Vietnam War, a move he had previously opposed as a Philippine senator.
Marcos' later years in power were marred by widespread government corruption
(which turned out to be the central legacy
of his regime), economic stagnation, a
widening economic gap between the
rich and poor and the growth of a
communist guerrilla uprising. By the
early 1980s, change was coming to the
Philippines.
Also contributing to Marcos'
downfall was the resolution signed in
1985 by 56 assemblymen calling for his
impeachment for allegedly diverting U.S. aid to his personal coffers. To quiet the
opposition and reassert his position of power, Marcos called for presidential elections to
be held in 1986. Corazon Aquino, the widow of Benigno Aquino, emerged as a
formidable opponent and became the presidential candidate of the opposition.

LAISSEZ-FAIRE LEADER

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Although his authoritative powers in the military and as a politician were consider,
Eisenhower frequently chose to downplay this face. He would prefer to have

intermediaries handle exercise his political reach. He was known to have a considerably
impressive command of language. Those who would later offer accounts of
conversations with Eisenhower would speak of him as being a man who always used
language as a means of stating his intentions clearly and honestly. He was able to
accomplish these things without ever sacrificing the confidence necessary to succeed in
the military or in politics.
He was also a leader who detested the idea of
speaking poorly of adversaries or political rivals. In the
first place, he didnt want to arouse a sense of underdog
sympathy for opponents; He also believed it would
undermine his own position. Eisenhower also had the
unique ability to delegate authority according to the
abilities of those who were available to him, and whether
or not they would be able to handle the tasks given to
them in each unique situation.
He was also consistently quick to reward those who successfully carried out the
tasks that were given to them. He believed very strongly in organization and had the
ability to carry out his plans to that end.