My thoughts on Effective Leadership

My thoughts on effective leadership.


  1. Make a list of the people that you know (or know of) who you consider to be effective leaders. Choose two of these people and determine which leadership style to they ascribed to. Did they have specific leadership traits, did they use a contingency approach to leadership, were they charismatic leaders?
  2. Refer to some of the leaders depicted in the websites that follow – what leadership style did or does each one follow? What were the consequences of their approach to leadership?

Oprah Winfrey –

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Wayne Gretzky –

Florence Nightingale –

Karima A. Velji – 2016 Canadian Nurses Association President –

  1. After reviewing the above websites, did you see any consistency in these individuals’ leadership styles? Do you consider them leaders?

After you complete the application exercise, summarize the key findings you discovered in doing the exercise

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Kelly, P., & Quesnelle, H. (2016). Nursing leadership and management (3rd Canadian ed.). Toronto, ON: Nelson Education Ltd.