ionary guidance as the country encounters unimagined threats such as weapons of mass destruction, global terrorism, rogue states and weak states, natural disasters, new and chronic diseases, and global warming among other challenges. Due to these threats, there is need for strong, appropriate, and effective leadership styles in the U.S, mostly for the wellbeing and safety of the public. These leadership styles are in fact the indicators by which the leadership of America should be defined. The United States of America, being a world superpower, will always have its leadership assessed and judged. Due to its responsibilities and influences, there will always be the need for the U.S to renew its leadership styles, policies and strategies.
There are several types of leadership styles that people should emulate in the U.S. These styles include directive, participative, empowering, charismatic, and celebrity/superstar leadership (Mills 15). Although quite well understood, directive leadership, which involves the giving of orders by political or corporate executives has considerably become less common in the U.S. The other style of leadership recommended for U.S leadership is participative leadership, which emphasizes teamwork. Related to this style is empowering leadership, which stresses the assigning responsibilities to colleagues and subordinates. American political and corporate organizations should thus empower the people by such leadership styles. The other type of leadership by which America should identify with is charismatic leadership by which leaders will be followed for their qualities and successes. In fact, such leaders will not have to offer anything in return for the support of their subordinates or the public (Mills 16). However, the definition of charismatic leadership could vary from one culture, community, or socioeconomic class to another. The other leadership style with which America should adopt is celebrity leadership in which a leader is