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1 A Leadership Perspective of the Ripple Effect Ronald H A Leadership Perspective of the Ripple Effect Ronald H. Bordelon James A. Gordon Joyce A. Parks Glenda A. Riley INDIANATECH Indiana Institute of Technology Fort Wayne, Indiana (U.S.A.)Good evening. My name is James Gordon and the rest of our team members are Ron Bordelon, Joyce Parks and Glenda Riley. We are all PhD students from Indiana Institute of Technology located in Fort Wayne, IN of the United States.We decided to utilize what Vladimir Lenin was purported as saying “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen” ~Vladimir Lenin
2 The Ripple EffectA young fruit stand vendor by the name of Mohammad Bouzizi set the ripple effect into motionProtest, strikes and demonstrations are nothing new to the Arab WorldThe uprisings in the Arab world are examples of electrified public opinion that gives new hope to the exploited and oppressed around the world, which is why this topic was selected.The uprising in Tunisia in late 2010 is the ripple that will be felt around the world for decades to come.
3 Role of Media Media changed the equation Coordinators utilized social mediaSocial media allowed events to go viralDistributed fliers to organize the protestsProtests became international newsCellular devices allowed for instant information (Jacques, 2011)Jacques (2011) research showed that media changed the equationOthers felt the same wayEasier to organize groups
4 Factors Leading to Revolution High levels of unemployment Widespread corruption Autocratic leadership Dignity and respectProtesters demonstrate against Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, January 14, 2011.
5 Authoritative/Autocratic Leadership Does not involve othersFeels he/she is themost experiencedConsiders his/herviews to be most validLacks confidence inothers abilitiesCritical of differingopinionsRarely givesrecognitionEasily offended
8 Democratic Leadership The democratic leadership style is perhaps the most popular stylein the 21st century management arena (Oates, 2010).Cherry (n.d.) echoed it as the most effective leadership stylebecause leaders offer guidance and allow input from followers.
9 Limitations of Situational Leadership Theory Difficult to implementChange process may be very slowUndesirable negative behaviors are energized and further growth towards independence is suspended (Boggs, n.d.)
10 The reality is the world is changing. the Purposes of Leadership.. RecommendationsThe reality is the world is changing.There areMany Worldswithin ourOne Planet,but the ripple effect isRemappinghow we viewthe Purposes of Leadership..“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen” ~Vladimir Lenin
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