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Leadership Styles
Individuals look for leaders who will give them encouragement and support. A leader with strong a strong leadership style can create loyalty, inspire action, and in some cases increase the productivity. Loyalty builds up through the transparency of the decisions and changes (Shelton, 2013). The empowerment of leader does not depend on the job title; it depends on the positive environment, which the leader creates. A leader can reward his or her followers for his or her efforts and allow others to gain a higher position in the company to create a positive environment (Shelton, 2013). In addition, a leader may demonstrate willingness to work through issues for the common good of the company. Actions like this may inspire actions from followers. Furthermore, encouragement, and positive feedback inspires action, and in some cases, the results are an increase in the productivity (Shelton, 2013). A leader can choose to a certain leadership style, which purveys the results of inspiring action, and increasing productivity. An evaluation of both Bill Gates’ leadership style and my own leadership style will help me determine, which leadership style is stronger.  
Bill Gates
Possessing the correct characteristics may result in successfully influencing followers. This is the case of William H. Gates Jr., better known as Bill Gates. Some of his leadership characteristics are intelligence, modesty, initiative, friendliness, and dominance (Cusumano, 2009). His followers see him as leader who is an expert, and who gives back to the less unfortunate. A major component of his success is his transparency. He makes clear his vision, mission, and goals (Schlender & Ballen, 1995). Bill Gates major leadership style is transactional leadership style. He builds his trust by creating an image of the goals, which is almost impossible to destroy the confidence in these goals from the followers (Schlender & Ballen, 1995). In addition, He makes it impossible for followers...