Strayer University Historical Figures and Leadership Discussion

Historical Figures and Leadership

Click the linked activity title to access Assignment 2: Historical Figures and Leadership.

this assignment, you will select one of the following historical
figures and review the related recommended research. Consider how your
chosen historical figure’s leadership skills might be applied in today’s
modern workplace.

Historical Figures


Alternate Name(s): Cleopatra VII.
Location & Time Period: Egypt, 1st Century BC.

  • Recommended Research:
    • Cleopatra VII encyclopedia entry from Great Lives from History: The Ancient World.
    • Cleopatra VII encyclopedia entry from Great Lives from History: The Incredibly Wealthy.

Alternate Name(s): Qin Shi Huang.
Location & Time Period: China, 3rd Century BC.


Alternate Name(s): Constantine the Great, Constantine I.
Location & Time Period: Roman Empire, 3rd Century AD.

  • Recommended Research

Assignment Instructions

After reviewing the recommended research about your selected historical figure, you
will use the provided template to write a two-page essay about their
leadership skills and how they might play out in today’s workplace. In
your essay, you will provide a rationale for your selection, some
background on the selected individual, discussion of leadership skills,
and application of those skills in today’s workplace. Refer to the
template for further details on the themes you should include.

Open the Assignment 2 Historical Figures and Leadership Then and Now Paper Template [DOCX].

  1. Download the template.
  2. Save the template to your desktop (or another location of your choice).
  3. Save As with
    the following file name: First Name_ Last Name_HUM 111_Assignment
    2_quarter_ 2020. (Example: Lauren_Philip_HUM111_Assignment 2_Summer
  4. Complete the assignment.
  5. Edit your work.
  6. Make sure you have discussed each bullet point in the template.
  7. Check your work for grammatical errors and proper Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).

Your assignment must follow these requirements:

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Summarize
    thoughts about an author’s work, including the historical events
    happening at the time it was produced and the relevance of the work in
    the present day.

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