LEADERSHIP COMPARISON

JK ROWLING VS. METACOM

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JK Rowling

Author of best selling series Harry Potter


Success story as she went from food stamps to millionaire status in a matter of 5 years


Perseverance as she was originally denied by more than 10 publishing companies


Awarded numerous awards for her books


Harry Potter Series is highest selling in history


Leadership Ability


Inspired children to read during a time when television and video games were up and coming


Defined a generation with her children's novels and has been highly decorated accordingly


Leadership Style

Rowling has not been one to speak out publicly for causes and prefers to keep to herself and her family


When she does speak it is to inspire young readers and promote her books


Has done charity to work to promote reading


More of a passive leader


Communication Techniques


Rowling prefers to communicate through written word and tends to shy away from interviews and public speaking endeavors


Created Pottermore to communicate with her fans on a regular basis


Rowling has found a comfort zone and likes to stay within it


Leadership Traits


Rowling's defining traits are her ability to communicate and inspire, be imaginative and creative, and her perseverance and strength


Quotes


It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.


Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy.


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Metacom

Also known as King Philip or Metacomet


Lived from 1639-1676


War Chief of Wampanoag Indians


Led collection of tribes during the a King Phillip's War

- Native American effort to push European Colonists out of New England

- War named in his honor

- Eventually hunted down by Captain Benjamin Church and killed


Leadership Style


Metacom was in charge of organizing and preparing an army of Native Americans against the colonists. They were underprepared and had less resources, so the odds were heavily stacked against them


He had to have incredible bravery and leadership to rally his men against the colonists. They put up a good fight but eventually ended in defeat. The job they did in the King Philip's war is a testament to the leadership abilities of Metacom


Leadership Techniques


Metacom had the job to organize an army in a short amount of time. He brought together rival tribes to form an army to kick out the colonists. He had to be a mediator between the groups and make sure that not only everyone got along, but were able to fight to the best of their abilities


Leadership Traits


Metacom displayed incredible bravery, communication skills, mediation, and skill in fighting. He made a group of rival tribes work together for a common goal and put up a fight against a far superior army.


Legacy


All across new England there are schools, mountains, trails and forests named after Metacom. In addition there are golf courses, streets and ponds. He is remembered for his bravery and leadership and those things named after him will cement his legacy forever.

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