The Role of Mentoring in Great Leadership
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Professional Studies
University College, Organizational Leadership
20th century, Characteristics, Greatness, Leader, Leadership, Mentor, Traits
What makes a person a leader? Why do some coworkers choose to lead within their own organizations while their peers are comfortable following them? What makes a great leader so great? Was it because they had a mentor in their life that helped foster their growth or was it sheer determination and willpower already genetically coded in their DNA that made them successful? Leadership characteristics and the role mentoring played (if any) of three Twentieth Century leaders will be explored as well as one corporate mentoring program will be featured. The data suggests it is a combination of early exposure to leadership scenarios and leadership traits, not a formalized mentor program that makes a person a great leader.
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Rohrig, Scott, "The Role of Mentoring in Great Leadership" (2010). University College: Organizational Leadership Capstones. 26.