Eisenhower and Kennedy

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Vincent DiBartolo
Kennedy and Eisenhower

Leadership is a key role in society. This concept allows individuals to stand for what they believe in and demonstrates to a community how to work together to form a union. People who show characteristics of leadership are able to guide and conduct people in a specific direction. In the United States, as a country, we have a leader who constructs and designates particular ideas in order to have a solid organization. Two presidents that demonstrate the characteristic of leadership are President John F Kennedy and President Dwight Eisenhower. President John F. Kennedy was a man who displayed an immense amount of leadership. Leadership is a quality Kennedy portrayed in having a successful vision. The vision has to be direct and simple, but more importantly memorable. It must provide the audience of making the vision a reality. The vision will relate to the peoples everyday needs and show a positive outlook of what is to come. ‘’Part of being a leader is not to follow blindly. A leader is someone who evaluates the "way things are done" and determines whether they are the way things should be done. Leaders are not afraid to challenge the status quo if necessary or to strike out on a new path’’ (Barnes 2005) President Dwight Eisenhower was a great leader who many followed believed in during his term of presidency. Eisenhower was of military background and had a firm understanding of how he wanted the country to succeed. President Eisenhower seemed to keep a level head and dealt calmly with a lot of crisis situation occurring in the states. He always had a solution to avoid the war without belittling America’s dominance. The impression that he was a passive chief executive president who reigned rather than ruled was engendered both by his approach to organizing the presidency and by the tactics he used to resolve the built-in conflict between what Americans expect from their president. (Jackson 2000) On the other hand,...
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