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Leadership Communication

Book is "Leadership Communication" D.J Barrett (3rd Ed) McGraw-Hill Irwin 2011

1. Compare and contrast logos, pathos, and ethos in relation establishing credibility for communication.
2. Identify a business, government, education, or sports leader whom you perceive to be charismatic or transformational. Explain the basis for your judgment.
3. Develop and propose a plan for improving the effectiveness of communication in your organization. Incorporate the elements needed to establish a clear purpose.
4. Rewrite the following passage in an effort to achieve conciseness. Your corrections should address voice as well as language rules.

The highly pressured nature of critical-care nursing is due to the fact that the patients have life-threatening illnesses. Critical-care nurses must have possession of steady nerves to care for patients who are critically ill and very sick. The nurses must also have possession of interpersonal skills. They must also have medical skills. It is considered by most health-care professionals that these nurses are essential if there is to be improvement of patients who are now in critical care from that status to the status of intermediate care.

5. Discuss how the proliferation of social media has changed leader communications. How have audiences been impacted by this new technology?
6. William Penn, English religious leader, wrote: "Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood"(Penn, 1909). Evaluate his statement in regard to what you've learned about communicating effectively.

Reference:

Penn, W. (1909). Fruits of solitude. Vol 1, Part 3. The Harvard Classics. New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1909-14; Bartleby.com, 2001.

7. Outline some ideas on the following for a presentation.
- Comparisons of various written medium.
- Guidelines for selecting the appropriate medium.
- Techniques for organizing the communication content.

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1. Compare and contrast logos, pathos, and ethos in relation establishing credibility for communication.

Ethos represent the credibility and character that the speaker possesses and is necessary for the speaker to display to the audience that they are knowledgeable about subject matter their speaking about to the audience. It's imperative that speakers are able to possess the credibility to be respected in their fields of discipline to elicit respect from the audience. In order to develop pathos with the audience, the speaker must possess credibility and be able to have charisma or be authoritarian in their speaking and build an emotional connection with the audience through these character traits. Logos are the arguments that are spoken and these must be logical with the speakers' thoughts and persuasiveness on display to elicit support from the audience.

The ability for good speakers to establish a rapport with their audience is predicated upon these three persuasive appeals working together in collusion and any effective speaker must possess these three essential qualities within a speech or presentation before the audience will accept your message.

2. Identify a business, government, education, or sports leader whom you perceive to be charismatic or transformational. Explain the basis for your judgment.

The most charismatic and transformational leader that I can provide is Bill Gates. He was able to cultivate his company through a visionary pursuit that began from meager and humble beginnings and was juxtaposition into a conglomerate through his personal savvy and business acumen. Gates built his company through adhering to a mission that was carried out by his company through his leadership style, which was authoritarian but transformative because of the ...

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The expert compares and contrasts logos, pathos and ethos in relation establishing credibility for communication.

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