Business Finance
Grantham Bill Gates Business Leadership Background & Traits Assignment

Grantham University

Question Description

Select a known business leader that you believe demonstrates strong leadership traits and write a research paper on this individual. This leader should not be someone you know personally. The research should include a profile on the business leader’s views on leadership, their development to become a leader, their leadership and motivational traits, and what the leader has done to gain a strong reputation. Cite specific examples of behaviors exhibited by this business leader using concepts from this course.

Sample Outline:

Introduction Paragraph – Introduce the business leader’s name, background, occupation, and their position within the company. Identify the company or companies that the leader has worked for.

Section 1: Business Leadership Background and Traits

Paragraph 1: Describe the business leader’s development to become a leader.

Paragraph 2: Describe the business leader’s views on leadership

Paragraph 3: Describe what they’ve done to grain a strong reputation

Section 2: Leadership style

Paragraph 1: Describe their leadership and motivational traits.

Paragraph 2: Describe what makes the leader effective.

Paragraph 3: Describe how and what they measure or measured to ensure that their team or company is meeting objectives and are on target.

Section 3: Examples of leadership

Paragraph 1: Identify and describe one example of their leadership abilities.

Paragraph 2: Identify and describe a second example of their leadership abilities.

Paragraph 3: Identify and describe a third example of their leadership abilities.

Conclusion: Summarize the leadership qualities and observations that you have found in your research.

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

Write between 500 – 750 words (approximately 2 – 3 pages) using Microsoft Word.

Use APA style.

Use font size 12 and 1” margins.

Include cover page and reference page.

At least 60% of your paper must be original content/writing.

No more than 40% of your content/information may come from references.

Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must be identified in the paper and listed on a reference page.

Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, online newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, etc. are not acceptable.

Final Answer

Attached.

Running head: BILL GATES

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Bill Gates
Student’s Name
Institutional Affiliation

BILL GATES

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Bill Gates
Bill Gates is an American entrepreneur and principal founder of Microsoft
Corporation, the world’s largest PC software company. Since its launch in 1975, Gates has
acted in the capacity of a CEO till 2006 where he stepped down to Chairman until 2014
where he stepped down again to become the technology advisor (Yarow, 2014). Born to an
upper-middle-class home in Settle, Gates has grown to become the world' most influential
and wealthiest business leader. This paper will discuss Bill Gates business leadership.
Business Leadership Background and Traits
From a tender age, Bill Gates was fascinated by computers, together with his friend
Paul Allen, their first invention was the Traf-O-Data program for measuring traffic flow at
age 15. In college they got another opportunity to develop the BASIC language for MITS,
sure of their purpose, they dropped out of college to create Microsoft. Gates worked with
computer start-ups like Apple, Tandy Corp, and Commodore. However, the breakthrough
came when Microsoft developed MS-DOS for IBM. Late...

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