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Characteristics of an Excellent Leader

Think of someone you consider to be an excellent leader. What characteristics does this person possess that cause you to perceive him or her as an excellent leader?

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It is suggested that you select former President Ronald Reagan of the United States.

Ronald Reagan has been considered as one of the greatest presidents the United States ever had.

Reagan had these characteristics of an excellent leader:

-His quick wit enabled him to score major points during the 1984 Presidential debate with his opponent, Walter Mondale. When the issue of age was brought up, Reagan responded with "I will not make age an issue in this campaign. I'm not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience" (Lawford83, 2008). Reagan won in that election.

-He asserted great leadership in 1987 when calling the then USSR President Gorbachev to a challenge: "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to ...

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The solution identifies former U.S. President Ronald Reagan as the person possessing excellent leadership.