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Winston Churchill: A British Statesman.

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  • Essay length: 2498 words
  • Submitted: 29/07/2004
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University Degree UK Government & Parliamentary Studies

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Winston Churchill:

A British Statesman

Bobby Sullivan

POLS 4000

Dr. Conradt

30 July 2004

Winston Churchill: A British Statesman

Political scientists have always been extremely fascinated with the inner workings and sources of political drive within world leaders. Dr. James Barber departed from the psychoanalytic approach and devised a framework of his own. Barber uses a different approach to classify a leader; he begins with the person in office and works backward. Barber places utmost importance on the leader's personal effort and his/her attitude towards that effort. The relationship between the two aspects is what Barber relies on to make his classification. According to Barber, there are four types of leaders active-positive, active-negative, passive-positive, and passive-negative.

Barber Framework

The four different classifications in Barber's framework are based on the personality and attitude of the leader. The active-positive group is well balanced and achievement oriented. They are extremely active in the everyday functions of the office and have an optimistic world view. The second group, active-negative leaders, is similar to the active-positive leaders in that they are active and goal oriented but they have a second agenda. They

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