Oprah was a very effective leader, showing a lot of energy, personality, positivity, encouragement and all her empathy about other people towards her audience. She was one of the most powerful and influential American Transformational and Charismatic businesswoman. For all the charity works she has done, caring about others more then in her own circle of life, she had achieved the reward and referent power over others. She kept by what she is doing, not doing it because she had to, doing it because she wanted to.
Giving other people the opportunity to achieve their own goals, for example giving money away to all of her audience. As for her very positivity and being a self-improvement leader, the audience and community started to have trust in Winfrey Loyalty. As proof for her being an effective leader, comes all from her self-reliance and willingness to work around the clock and not wasting time. She had the competence and consistency of what she has done and did for all of those who believed in her till today even though her show has ended.
Oprah Winfrey had authority over everyone as for being the owner of her own company and this gave her the opportunity to make her own choices which helped her to achieve success. Oprah only hired employees that where talented and who she could believe in. She only surrounded herself with n few people and building mentor relationships with people who are experts in the industry. She had said that no true leader could have a success in being a true leader without having mentors that you could follow and been influence by.
Not only did Oprah knew what she needed, she also knew how keep her employees motivated in their work that they would never let her down. She did so by thanking them with all their work effort, by giving them luxurious vacations and praises.
When Opera has started in this industry, she was seen differently because of her race and where she originally comes from. One of the main weaknesses she always had is thinking back in the future when she lost her first born child. As this was a very hard and emotional thought that always made her fall back. Luckily for her love of helping other people, helped her back up and to move forward on what she what to succeed in.
Chris, J. (2019). 8 Oprah Winfrey Leadership Style Secrets – Joseph Chris Partners. [online] Joseph ChrisPartners. Available at: [Accessed 5 Oct. 2019].
Hedayati, F. (2019). Oprah Winfrey leadership qualities. [online] Center For Work Life. Available at: [Accessed 5 Oct. 2019].
Oprah Winfrey. (2019). Downfalls / Weaknesses. [online] Available at: [Accessed 5 Oct. 2019].
Oprah Winfrey. (2019). Leadership. [online] Available at: [Accessed 5 Oct. 2019].