Management and Organizational Behavior Leaders and Leadership Case Analysis: Robert L. Johnson

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1) Entrepreneurs are special types of leaders. How would you classify them in general terms of leadership style and characteristics?

2) How does vision and charisma play a role in Robert Johnson's success? Are there other important leadership skills he possesses?

Entrepreneurs are leaders that know in their gut that creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of their organization. New ideas can lead to programs that are superior to those that are already going on or planned in the organization, and would have been divested or never initiated had a better idea or program come along. Entrepreneurial leaders search continually for ideas and programs that are superior to which the organization is currently committed.

Entrepreneurs' leadership style is transformative. It involves charisma, breaking the ordinary, and reaching through time to bring out the best the world has to offer. A visionary leader anticipates events; influences the future and enables people to flourish in fundamental ways.

Transformational leaders empower their workers by sharing information, which allows the workers to work more independently and make more educated decisions.

The purpose of this paper is to overview the entrepreneurs' leadership style and their characteristics. It also identifies how vision and charisma played a role in Robert L. Johnson's success, and identifies other leadership skills that he posses. This paper describes several leadership skills that Mr. Johnson demonstrated when he was building his enterprise. I will evidence these findings with facts and opinions from subject matter expert's papers, documents and other related materials.

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