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Top Ten Leaders March 2014 Highlighting all types of leaders! PHILANTHROPISTS, ADVOCATES, INSPIRATIONS! The DreamTeam Magazine

Special issue: Meet the authors pg. 24-25

“ A true leader is one who is humble enough to admit their mistakes�

Table of Contents Page 3: Hermione Granger Page 4-5: The Joker

Page 16-17: Walt DIsney Page 18: John F. Kennedy

Page 7: Michael Jordan

Page 19: Who Led it Better?

Page 8-9: Jennifer Lawrence

Page 20-21: Steve Jobs Page 22: What Leader are You?

Page 10-11: Ellen Degeneres

Page 23: Dear Haley

Page 13: Adolf Hitler

Page 24: Child Leaders

Page 14-15: Oprah Winfrey

Page 25-26: Meet the Authors

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HERMIONE GRANGER Everyone is familiar with Hermione Granger but is everyone aware of the amazing leadership skills she posses? Hermione is overlooked because of Harry’s power, but Hermione portrays numerous leadership skills and an emotional intelligence awareness that Harry Potter just does not have.

When Hermione first arrives at Hogwarts she is eager to learn and strives to be the best wizard she can be. During Hermione’s fourth year at Hogwarts, she became an advocate for the better treatment of house elves and created the association S.P.E.W. Leadership Qualities: -Determined to be successful -Considers others when making decisions -Always interested in becoming better -Empathetic -High self-awareness and regulation 1

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THE JOKER -Persuasive -Mastermind -Powerful -Clever THE TRUTH BEHIND HIS SMILE…




The Joker Up Close The Joker is highly intelligent. Even though he may use his smarts for evil, he is still very persuasive. He is a master criminal. This is what makes him such an incredible leader. Some of his many accomplishments includes almost defeating batman, holding an entire prison hostage, and blowing up a vacant hospital without any assistance. DreamTeam Magazine had a one on one interview with the Joker himself and got the truth behind his deceiving smile .

The Joker stays powerful by adapting to the psychosis to respond to the world around them.

“You want to know how I got these scars? My father was a drinker and a fiend and one night he goes off crazier than usual. Mommy gets the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn’t like that, not one bit. So, me watching he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me and he says ‘WHY SO SERIOUS SON?’. He comes at me with the knife ‘why so serious son?’ Sticks the blade in my mouth lets put a smile on that face and….. why so serious,” the Joker stated. Wow! There is the creepy truth behind those scares. You’ve got to wonder if that is what made him so evil!


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Michael Jordan “Some want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others

make it happen.”

MJ is a former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. He is considered to be the greatest player of all time. He has won 5 MVP awards and 6 NBA champions.

How he has shown leadership: • He created such high energy on the court and pushed his teammates to perform at a high level, as well as challenged the whole league to be at his level • He was the first athlete to come out with a line of shoes (Air Jordan), and now many players follow in his footsteps • He involved himself in not only the basketball world, but society and made a notable contribution to Hurricane Katrina and many charities 6

Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She has 2 brothers, Ben and Blaine. She was discovered when she was 14 in New York City. Before that, she was a cheerleader, played softball, and modeled, none of which she had a passion for. She graduated from high school 2 years early with a 3.9 GPA in order to peruse acting.

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Leadership qualities include: Not giving into Hollywood’s social norms 2nd youngest person to receive a nomination for best actress #1 most desirable woman of the year Lead role in 5 movies

“I'm excited to be seen as sexy, not slutty.”


Jennifer is Just Like Us!! She falls down stairs!

Jennifer Lawrence is natural born leader because of her down to Even some of todays earth greatest leaders are human, believe it or not! personality, and her realistic way She Drinks Water! of looking at life.

She Eats Pizza!

“I think people are fascinated with breasts that bounce. They are so used to seeing [fake ones]. People are confused [that mine bounce]! My breasts have a life of their own.� 8

Ellen Degeneres

• Degeneres who grew up in Louisiana got her start by doing stand up comedy in small night clubs and coffee shops. She eventually worked her way up to starring in television shows until she finally landed her own talk show “Ellen” in 2003 which has won 25 Emmy

awards. Ellen also announced her homosexuality on the show this “ True beauty is not related to is where her leadership role in society really took off. what color your hair is or what your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass”-Ellen Degeneres


• Ellen as a leader - Same sex marriage advocate - Spokeswoman for women’s rights in society - Special Envoy for Global AIDS Awareness - Long time vegan and has donated over $25,00o to the Humane Society of the United States

- Raises funds for the Transcendental Meditation for at Ellen DeGeneres is well known for her risk populations suffering from chronic stress levels movement on gay rights and bullying. After

every show she preforms, she ends with the words “be kind to one another”. In her past, she deal majorly with conflict cluster 7. Her ​ difference in ideas and opinions cause a lot of controversy in the media, and even got her fired from her own show. Now she is a public icon, and even is the face of cover 10

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Adolf Hitler

• Hitler who was born and raised in a small town in Germany was the fourth of six children and had intense conflict with his father and rebelled against authority in school. He grew up to be a National Socialist which eventually led him to join the army when WWI hit. After being honored as decorated veteran of WWI Hitler decided to use his natural born leadership skills and different ways of thinking for evil. Once he was elected as chancellor of Germany he created Nazi Germany which allowed him to create and lead the Holocaust. Which turned into one of the biggest mass murders of all time.

“ To Conquer a Nation first disarm its citizens�- Adolf Hitler 12

OPRAH WINFREY Oprah was born into poverty to a single teen mom. Although Oprah was born into the worst conditions imaginable, she has done quite the job of turning her life around as well as children and women everywhere.

Oprah set smart goals from a young age and continues to make and change her goals, turning her not only into a success but also a phenomenal leader.

While Oprah had it hard growing up, she was the first African-American women to anchor the news, as well as breaking the record for youngest anchor as well. Its pretty obvious Oprah has strived for success ever since she was a child, helping not only women and children but also for many men out there to better lives and education. These qualities, such as being driven, caring, and approachable have helped Oprah to help millions of people, including herself, to better their lives. 13

Oprah’s Accomplishments as a Leader

Oprah has done a number of things to not only improve the community around her but to also help to improve the world. Oprah set a smart goal early on and has now opened Oprah’s commitment to children has also led her numerous schools, on top of donating over 400 million dollars to to initiate the National Children Protection Act in educational causes as a whole. 1991 that helped to establish a database of all Although Oprah has donated a lot of the known children abusers. While Oprah has her money to education, she is also a donated a lot of her time, energy, and money to philanthropist for many other helping children she is also a huge advocate for charities.

women and women’s rights. is just one of Oprah’s achievements. is a lifestyle website that aids women and can answer questions and give advice from A to Z.


Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago and was raised in Missouri. Disney was a high school dropout and he was fired by a newspaper editor because, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” Walt Disney started his corporation in his garage and blossomed into a $75 billion company. Although Disney was fired for lacking creativity, he did not give up. Disney World is now one of the worlds largest corporations in the world.

Walt Disney Walt’s creativity inspired millions of people to step outside of the box and get out of their comfort zone. Disney says “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” 15

Walt Disney Not only did Disney make a multi billion dollar company, but opened the eyes of millions. Disney created some of the most lovable characters which made for some of the best role models in the world for young children. Disney created spent over $40 Million in charity for children. Disney introduced hundreds of role models for children.


How he showed leadership:

John F. Kennedy

• He stayed calm and wouldn’t “Efforts and let events or countries bully courage are not him enough without • He created the Peace Corps, purpose and which encourages Americans direction.” to volunteer in third world countries, and it still exists today • After Pearl Harbor, JFK applied for sea duty and led his men to safety, and was later awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal and also the Purple Heart for being wounded in JFK was the 35th President of the United States. He was battle.

known for being savvy, having a lot of courage, and is remembered as one of the greatest Presidents of all time.


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Brett Farve Brett led his team by example, pushing them to be the best athletes they could be.




Bethany Hamilton Bethany does not have a team, but was an inspiration for handicap athletes anywhere.



Justin Timberlake

Emma Stone

Justin Timberlake is an overall leader in the entertainment industry, with a good head on his shoulders.

Emma Stone leads by example, promoting all kinds of philanthropies and raising awareness about issues.

Steve Jobs Steve Jobs was born on February 24th , 1955 and died October 5th, 2011. Although Steve’s life was short lived, he has changed the world today as we know it. By the age of 21 the entrepreneur started Apple with his two co-workers that progressed into a $180 billion dollar company. Not only has Steve Jobs changed technology for billions of people, but he was also the co-founder of Disney’s Pixar.

Steve Jobs could be viewed as a transformation leader. He was always changing his mind and changing his ideas to keep up with new technology. He had such high expatiations for his employees, some even despised him for his 19 expectations to be perfect.

Steve Jobs Steve has gone above and beyond with an unbelievable amount of achievements. For starters, Jobs created the world wide company in 1977 which is known as Apple. In 1986 Jobs looked at a new way of technology and founded Disney Pixar in 1986. Steve then opened his first Apple store in 2001. There are now over 400 stores in the United States today. In 2007 he then did what was thought to be impossible. Jobs created the iPhone. Within 30 years Steve Jobs was able to to all of that and more

Steve led in company in a way that it was obvious he did not only care about the output. Steve Jobs paid close attention to the every employees input, as well as the process they take to get to their final product. Like I said before Jobs was into the fine details and perfection. 20

WHAT KIND OF LEADER ARE YOU? Q: When in a group what is the first thing you do?

Q: What are steps would take to get your final product?

A. Look at how everyone can contribute and try to understand their strengths and weaknesses. B. Set clear goals with your group.

A. Listen to the groups ideas and go from there, accommodating everyone in the group before yourself.

C. Wait for someone else to take the lead. Q: When confronted with a group issue, what do you do? A. Talk to every group member, finding a common ground and then move forward. B. Remind the group of what your working towards, adjust the problem and continue on.

B. Encourage everyone to gather their best ideas and decide how to improve them.

C. You don’t confront the issue, because you believe it will just blow over.

C. Contribute occasionally, letting other group members take on the heavy lifting. If you chose mostly A’s, you are a “Servant Leader”! If you chose mostly B’s, you are a “Transformation Leader”! If you chose mostly C’s, you prefer to not take on the leadership role. 21

Dear Haley, Please help me! Dear Haley, I am having troubles working with my small group. One of my teammates does not listen to what anyone has to say. He is always putting our ideas down, and only has negative things to say. Every time we meet, he is either late, or doesn't put in any input unless it is to tell us that our ideas are stupid. How do I deal with a teammate who acts this way? Help me! Sincerely, Annoyed and Frustrated

Dear Annoyed and Frustrated, Just about everyone encounters a bad group member at some point in their lives, so don't stress! The most effective way of dealing with a negative Nancy is to figure out why they are acting this way. Pull him aside and talk to him! There may be something he is going through that he needs to get off his chest. Showing him that you care about his opinions, but not his negativity can be a huge help! It is important not to give up on your teammates. This will make your team stronger, and will hopefully help you all to work together in a more positive and productive manner. Good luck! Sincerely, Haley 22

KID LEADERS of 2013 -2014

Being a kid leader in todays society may be even harder than being an adult leader. Kid leaders are constantly under societies microscope forcing them to constantly self regulate their reactions and be self aware of who they are and what they represent in society. Bindi Irwin Daughter of the late Steve Irwin better known as the crocodile hunter. Bindi has carried on her dads legacy in the animal world and is showing young kids that you can overcome any loss.

Kid President: Robby Novak

Sophia Grace and Rosie

TED speaker and YouTube sensation Robby has been an inspirational leader not only to kids but to adults as well . Robby encourages the world to be “less boring� through motivational videos.

Discovered by Ellen Degeneres, Sophia Grace who is an aspiring singer and her hype girl or BFF Rosie are role models for young girls showing them that you can wear pink tutus and still be successful. 23

Meet the Authors! Kaitlin Petrillo is a sophomore at Central Michigan University, and goes to school for Broadcasting with a minor in communications. Kaitlin is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and an entertainment reporter for News Central. Kaitlin hopes to be a lead entertainment anchor in the future, and wants to eventually work at a big television station. Lauren Wytiaz is a sophomore at Central Michigan University, and she is a Communications major there. She is involved in Greek life, and enjoys playing sports and watching Netflix as well. Haley McRae is a sophomore at Central Michigan University. She is majoring in Early Childhood Development, and volunteers at the humane society every weekend. In her spare time, she likes to run, watch movies, and write in her journal.


Katie Krako is a sophomore at CMU she is majoring in broadcasting and minoring in communication. She is involved in many RSO’s on campus including in Greek life. Katie currently holds an E-Board position for her sorority and plans to study abroad in either Italy or South Africa next summer. After she graduates in 2016 Katie hopes to land a career in either reporting or directing.

Dominic DeMark is a sophomore at Central Michigan University. Ever since Dominic was able to talk, he told everyone he wanted to become an entertainment Broadcaster. Dominic has been involved with the Central swim club, Forensics and Debate team, a member of News Central, and Centralpremiere. Dominic has hopes to one day work for E Network.

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