Characteristics Of A Successful Leader: An Annotated Bibliography Research Paper Examples
Type of paper: Research Paper
Topic: Leadership, Success, Leader, Internet, Machiavelli, Torture, Project, Effective
Abbott, Philip. "What Can We Learn From Shakespeare About 'Bad' Leaders?" Journal of Leadership Studies 3.4 (2010): 102-07. JSTOR. Web. 25 Mar. 2015.
This article delves into the leadership qualities as presented in William Shakespeare's Richard III. What qualities did Richard have that made him a so-called "bad" leader? Consider that Richard's tyrannical actions may have been necessary to become a successful although temporary leader. We can explore the comparison of Richard's leadership qualities with what Machiavelli considered successful leadership. Did Richard embody those leadership qualities or did he deviate from them?
Machiavelli, Nicolo. "The Prince." Trans. W.K. Marriott. Project Gutenberg. Rev. 2012. Project Gutenberg, 11 Feb. 2006. Web. 26 Mar. 2015.
Nicolo Machiavelli, is an author and politician that was born in Florence in 1469. From 1494 to 1512 he served as a diplomat in Florence. He wrote The Prince around 1513, but it wasn't published until much later. His "little work" (as he called it), outlines what he thought the qualities of an effective leader should be. This can be used in conjunction with the work Julius Caesar and give appropriate challenges as to what constitutes a successful leader.
Wishnia, Steven. "Nero: Cruel and Crazy Ambition." Junior Scholastic 111.7 (2008): 12. JSTOR. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
This article details the history of Roman leader Nero. Nero ruled as Emperor from 54 to 68 A.D., and is the very essence of successful although cruel leadership. Again, the purpose of this paper is to challenge what people today consider successful leadership. Does one have to be nice to be effective or even successful? This article ties in nicely with the purpose of this paper.