In this unit, you were introduced to the psychological foundations of leadership along with several different models of leadership. Choose a successful leader and write an essay that addresses the major psychological foundations affecting your chosen leader. The leader you choose can be someone you know personally or a well-known leader. Make sure to address the following topics in your essay, as they will lead to the achievement of the unit learning outcomes. Explain the foundational leadership traits your chosen leader exhibits. Use specific examples to illustrate your points. [Unit Learning Outcome 1.1] Your chosen leader most likely does not exemplify just one model of leadership but may exhibit a mixture of many to create an individualized style. Based on your observations, what are the models he or she exhibits the most? [Unit Learning Outcomes 4.1 and 4.2] Why do you think it is important to correlate leadership traits and models? How are these two concepts connected? [Unit Learning Outcome 1.2]
Your essay should be a minimum of two pages with a separate title page and reference page. You must use at least one scholarly source from the CSU Online Library in addition to your textbook as references. Click here to access a video from the CSU Online Library to learn how to find peer-reviewed articles. You may also incorporate additional reliable sources if necessary. Your essay should follow APA 6th edition format.