Leadership comparative analysis paper

Consider two leaders you either admire or despise; one current and one historical. Your task is to compare & contrast a historical leadership figure to a current day leader. Concepts to consider include their leadership traits, strengths, styles, relationships, and ability to communicate vision to their followers. This project must include a 6-8 page written paper.

*** My two leaders are Nelson Mandela (historical) & Barak Obama (current).

Write a comparative analysis paper in APA format, 6-8 body pages, double-spaced.

It should include the following clearly marked sections:

a) Introduction of the paper including your leadership figures, the leadership concepts
you will address in your paper, and a clear thesis statement.

b) Background of each leader and why they are selected to compare/contrast.

c) Leadership Concepts should be defined and a short explanation of why they are
important, particularly in regards to your leaders.

d) Analysis can be done in either two ways:
    1. Analyze a leadership concept, explaining the similarities and/or differences of
each leaders approach
    2. Break this section into two, explaining the leaders similarities in one part and
differences in the other, regarding the leadership concepts

*Be sure to justify the differences and the similarities using experiences, facts, and
examples from your sources.

e) Conclusion: summarize your findings and appropriately close your paper.

*The order of “b and c” may be switched depending on your paper however they both must be included.


Your comparative analysis paper must contain a minimum of 6 CREDIBLE REFERENCES.

Please be sure to cite ALL your references correctly (internal citations); simply listing them at the end will NOT count. Also, be sure to cite your references in the style of the American Psychological Association (APA); see: https://library.uhd.edu/apa or

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