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Leadership and Ataturk

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was the first President and Founder of Turkey until his death in 1938. He is known for being a leader of Turkey who freed the country from being controlled by other countries, and later for starting changes that made Turkey more modern and similar to Western civilization, mainly Europe and the United States (Ataturk, Nutuk 2016, Atay, F. R. 1966). When we look at the historical process, we see that the most suitable example for the leadership is M. Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey (Mango, 2004, Cora, 2014). He has realized a fundamental transformation process in administrative, social, economic and cultural life by establishing a new state of an empire with all aspects (Ataturk, Nutuk 2016, Atay, F. R. 1966). He has all features of leadership, such as Constituting a Collective Vision, Sharing, Mental Stimulation, being Creative, Having a Charismatic Influence, Efficient Communication, High Motivation Skill, Being Representative of the Change, Emotional Endurance, Being Brave, Taking Risks, Empowerment (Authorization), Flexible Administration Understanding, Reliability, Having Self-Confidence, Valuing the Teamwork, Life Long Learning etc. Modern Turkey's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, was recently featured on a list of nominees for “Britain's Greatest Foes” for a recent survey conducted by the British National Army Museum. The online poll aims to find the "greatest commander to face the British" and the 20-name list includes the likes of George Washington and Napoleon Bonaparte. The website defines Ataturk as "a skilled statesmen as well as a great soldier who forced the Allied invasion force to withdraw" during the Gallipoli battle in 1915. Cora H. (2016) Index Terms - Ataturk, leadership, Turkish Ideology, Management JEL Codes: N4, N9, Z1