Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders

ICLD 3.7 Effective Leadership: Discussion Board

Instructor: Dr. Mitch
  1. Post a new discussion related to the topics covered in this module.  Your post needs to provide specific lessons learned with examples from this module helping you enhance your leadership capacity at work.
  2. After posting your discussion, review posts provided by other students in the class and reply to at least one of them. 


  • Learning about and hearing from several effective leaders was very helpful. There was a lot of similarities between them that were clear to see, but some small differences as well. It was interesting seeing effective leaders across such a wide spread of jobs. This further shows that at the end of the day, we are leading people. It doesn’t necessarily matter what you’re doing as long as you’re passionate, have a vision, and are dedicated to being the most effective leader possible to further your goals.

  • It was empowering to hear the CEO of Walmart speak so highly of Sam Walton and his leadership qualities. He went above and beyond and he genuinely cared for everyone; from the customers, to the employees unloading the trucks all the way up to the CEOs. He treated everyone with respect. Which I believe is important to earn respect you must gain respect. The main purpose of Walmart was to reduce the cost of living, which is a great goal to have and to employee individuals that want to have the same goal. I do wonder how Sam Walton would feel now with the way his company is being run (Long, 2017).
    Long, L. (2017). Effective leaders. 3.7, Week # 10. National Command and Staff College. Retrieved from https://cloud.scorm.com/content/courses

    • I also liked hearing Sam Walton’s leadership style. He had a purpose, to help the greater good for average citizens. It’s an admirable goal and it helped create a large following with customers and employees which grew Walmart bigger than I’m sure he ever planned. I’d agree the current purpose/vision probably has changed and it doesn’t seem for the better.

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