After reading about Ellington, write an essay in five parts:
1a. Determine two leadership qualities that Duke Ellington possessed that stand out to you.
1b. Describe each in detail and how and why they stand out to you.
2a. Choose someone in public life – it doesn’t have to be a musician, but it can be – that possesses similar qualities.
2b. Describe these qualities, as well as why and how they stand out to you.
2c. Describe how these qualities relate to your perceptions of Duke Ellington.