Respond to the following discussion topics:
1- Select two persons whom you consider to be a leader (e.g., Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King, Jr., a family member, a close friend, etc.). Explain the key characteristics that the selected individual possesses that makes you believe he or she is an effective leader. Support your response with at least two examples of the selected individual’s leadership in action.
2- Think about what motivates you to be a leader. Describe the manner in which you apply the key characteristics of leadership to both your work and personal life. Next, state whether or not you think such leadership characteristics are innate or learned. Provide a rationale for your response.