Please read the Forbes article (and watch the embedded video) entitled “Lessons In Courage From Africa’s First Female President.” This article is a biographical piece on a fellow MPA degree holder, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first female President of Liberia, and the continent’s first female head of state. Based on the content presented in the article:
- Describe what experiences Johnson-Sirleaf ascribes her leadership skills to.
- Are these skills that all leaders must have?
- Johnson-Sirleaf is often referred to as the “Iron Lady”. What are the personality traits that have earned her this moniker and describe generally the positive and negative implications for public administrators that demonstrate these particular personality traits?
Cropf, R. (2008). American public administration: public service for the 21st century (1st ed.) New York, NY: Pearson Longman.
Chapter 10: Leadership in Public Administration
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