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• historical example/individual with an explanation of why the behavior was effective

answer questions
Inspirational Motivation (IM) 
Characteristics (must cover all):
• Inspire and motivate through spoken words – “talking the talk”
• Articulate a vision and performance expectations necessary for subordinates to succeed
• Subordinates understand what their effort is going toward and where they fit into the
organizational picture
• Leader aligns individual and organizational goals
• Subordinates willing to give extra effort if they understand the “why”
• Leader’s vision creates a positive environment allowing confidence and fulfilling need
for belonging to a group
• Can motivate subordinates to achieve things beyond what they thought was possible
• Only possible with subordinate buy-in for vision and expectations
PICK TWO OR THREE TO ANSWER
• A situation where you worked for or had experience with an IM leader; was it effective or ineffective and why?
• A relevant story/experience  from OTS with an explanation of why the behavior  was effective or ineffective
• Your  own  leadership  strengths/weaknesses  as  they  relate  to  this  behavior;  will  this 
behavior be difficult for you to adopt and why?  In what situations could this be useful
for you?
• Historical example/individual with an explanation of why the behavior was effective
or ineffective (e.g., Martin Luther King Junior’s “I Have a Dream” speech)