Motivation and Leadership

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Clyde Kocher

Motivation and Leadership

Week 1 Individual Assignment

September 7, 2012

1. What personality traits do leaders like Todd McFarlane possess that distinguish them from other individuals? There are many different personality traits that leaders like Todd McFarlane possess and share with other successful business owners. Not all personality traits are positive and as with any rule ones positive traits needs to outweigh ones negative traits in order to be successful. Below is a list of what traits, and reasons, I believe Todd McFarlane possesses. This is a short list as we could list many positive traits that Todd has but I believe the below to be some of the more important traits that made him successful. Picture 1

* Ambitious, motivated – You have to be ambitious and motivated to follow your heart and achieve a goal of social independence.

* Courageous – Leaving his job and taking six other with him took courage.

* Determined – Even after he didn’t succeed as a major league baseball player he still was determined to be successful.

* Perseveres, endures – He knew where he wanted to be and through perseverance and hard work he stayed focused on his goal.

* Focused – His ability to stay focused on his goals helped him achieve his reward.

* Social independence – He left his job and started his own business

* Self-confident – He was confident enough to control his own destiny.

* Optimistic – He had to be optimistic and believe he could become an entrepreneur.

2. How have global competition and technology advances changed business conditions and leadership challenges? Due largely to competition and technology changing and become more commonly used globally, business leaders as well as world leaders have to become more technologically sound in order to keep their business or country functioning and in the Global marketplace. This makes them more competitive, being ahead of the game...