This assignment provides you with an opportunity to analyze the nature of public leadership. Your analysis will encompass leadership theories and styles, the distinctiveness of public leaders, and sources of leadership ability.
Write a 4–5 page paper in which you:
Recommend two leadership theories and two leadership styles that a public leader should exhibit. Provide a rationale for your response. Title this section Leadership Theories and Styles.
Distinguish the differences between successful leaders in public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Cite experiences and research to support your assertions. Title this section Successful Leaders.
Analyze whether leadership is a natural ability, a learned skill, or a response to a challenge, and state a coherent argument supported by experiences and research. Title this section Leadership Origin.
Some think leadership is a born ability. Some think leadership can be learned. Some think leadership is a product of a need or challenge. What do you think? Cite experiences and research to support your assertions.
Include at least four peer-reviewed references (at least one must be no more than three months old) from material outside the textbook.
Note: Appropriate references include peer-reviewed scholarly articles and government websites. Wikipedia, other wikis, and websites ending in anything other than “.gov” do not qualify as appropriate resources.