Write a 4–5 page paper in which you:
Define what a public leader is. Cite experiences and research to support your assertions. Title this section Public Leader.
Based on your readings, describe and develop an overview of two public leaders—one male and one female—that embody your ideal of a public leader and the leadership theories and styles that they manifest. Title this section Overview of Public Leader.
Reflect on the events of the 1990s and the tremendous social and governmental changes that happened at that time. Discuss the roles of Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and F. W. de Klerk in facilitating change, recognizing diversity, and leading courageously. Title this section Facilitating Change.
Discuss gender diversity in the workplace, including the increasing numbers of women in the workplace and leadership positions. If you’ve ever had a leader of another gender, discuss the pros and cons of your experience. Title this section Diversity in the Workplace.
Suggest one key strength or weakness that could influence your ability to be a public leader. Title this section My Strength or Weakness.
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.
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