Dont Follow The Leader

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Don't Follow the Leader During my academic career I read a book called Locked in the Cabinet by Robert B. Reich. For our assignment we were to choose a leader and compare that leaders characteristics to the ones we have read about in the text and have discussed in class.

What would make a leader? As a group our class discussed: Being charismatic The ability to motivate others A passionate vision they need to share Narcissism and does a leader need to be attractive Able to keep up a façade A strong team is needed to cover each area of a concept and to work for the goal of reaching a vision.

I believe Robert Reich tried very hard by these standards to be a good leader, but was doomed from the beginning.

We listed in class one of the first characteristics would be that a leader should be charismatic.

I believe Reich was charismatic in his goals and the way he stuck to his believes to the end of his reign in the cabinet. I believe he had a passion, a vision he needed to share, he really believed he could make a difference.

When his friend Bill Clinton gave Robert Reich the Secretary of Labor position. Robert seemed motivated and educated on the matter. He seemed to know what needed to be fixed in America. He stated in his journal: For more than fifteen years, people in the bottom half of earnings divide lost ground. The middle class has been squeezed. The very poor have become even poorer. The wage gap is widening at an alarming rate. Two great changes that started in the late 1970's the emergence of new technologies like computers, and the knit together of all the world's economies"¦ These"¦trends have created disasters for...