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  1. Introduction
  2. Evaluating her as a leader
    1. Looking at her personality and values
    2. Her faith
    3. Her hard work and dedication
  3. Ethical challenges she may face
    1. The first ethical challenge of honesty
    2. A leader or a manager
    3. Her Christian faith
    4. Racism towards her and her decisions
  4. Her qualifications
    1. Her possession of different types of power
    2. Her personality and the role of Secretary of State
    3. Her creativity and intelligence
  5. Is she a transformational or transactional leader
    1. Rice's values and vision
    2. Her rhetorical skills
    3. A reputable image and the ability to be trusted
  6. Conclusion
  7. Works cited

Dr. Condoleezza Rice was sworn in as Secretary of State on January 25, 2005. She is a clear example of a leader, which possesses certain traits that have led her to where she is today. In order to evaluate her as a leader, it is necessary to look at different aspects of her leadership. It is important to examine her personality traits and values, ethical challenges she will face, her candidacy, her leadership style, and her dark-side traits.

[...] Through a detailed picture of her personality and values, the ethical challenges she will face, her qualifications, her transformational leadership, and her dark- side personality traits, a true image of what type of leader Rice really is will emerge. Rice needs to continually adapt her personality traits and values to any situation. She also needs to become a double-loop learner to continue her success as a leader. Works Cited Bureau of Public Affairs: U.S. Department of State. (2004). Mission Statement. [...]


[...] The presence of the United States Military force, in those countries that Rice is trying to sway, will be deterrence to the present rogue states and terrorists in those countries and rising ones. Rice once stated, ?These regimes are living on borrowed time, so their need be no sense of panic about them. Rather, the first line of defense should be a clear and classical statement of deterrence? ( O'Hanlon p.1-5). The United States presence in these foreign lands will be an added defense to these countries (O'Hanlon p.1-5). [...]


[...] Transactional leadership is when both the leader and the followers engage in a sort of exchange relationship with one another in attempt to meet needs. This can occur in different types of situations and circumstances. It is basically doing something in exchange for something else desired. An example would be a construction worker completing a task in exchange for labor wages. A leader with this type of leadership quality is only interested in maintaining the status quo and not as interested in changing society or organizations for the better. [...]

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