Subject Area

Public administration; Public policy


Throughout my four years of learning about different people who have changed the world and the different ways in which they have gone about it, I have strived to find myself in qualities that match those of influential leaders and change makers. For the sole purpose of this thesis, I did a year’s worth of research trying to distinguish what qualities, characteristics, and backgrounds create positive and impactful leaders. For a lack of a better word, you could say that I made a formula to fully understand what an individual should be striving towards in order to make a positive impact. I am by no means claiming that only individuals with this said formula can make a difference, but throughout my research, there was sufficient evidence that people who do have these traits have stronger and more positive influences over people.


Providence College


Spring 2020








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