The Leadership Style of Barack Obama

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Integrity

Integrity is the act of keeping to your personal morals or ethics. Malcom Friedberg wrote about who he thinks Barack Obama is and why he thought he should be president:

” ….that's the man I want to run my country: the man who has the courage to do what's best for all of us, and not to compromise because it provides him with some short-term gain. Show me the man that will risk losing the election because he won't compromise his values, and I'll show you the man that deserves the right to be called the President of the United States of America.”

-from “Barack Obama’s Integrity” by Malcolm Friedberg, posted Mar. 21. 2008

Respect
President Obama, before he was even named the 2008 Democratic Candidate for President, supported diplomacy as the first measure to be taken in response to any suspicious activity. In particular, Obama supported the re-initiation of diplomatic action with Iran. He opposed the bill that would regard the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group, thereby allowing the president to position troops in Iran, which could be interpreted as military action against the Iranians. This shows that the President respects all organizations, regardless of their history or relationships and that his first thought when approaching foreign organizations, is diplomacy.

Fairness
The introductory paragraph to the Obama Administration's tax plan states: “Barack Obama’s tax plan delivers broad-based tax relief to middle class families and cuts taxes for small businesses and companies that create jobs in America, while restoring fairness to our tax code and returning to fiscal responsibility.” Fairness is an especially important trait for any leader because a good leader must treat everyone with equality, regardless of race, gender or social status. For more information, refer to the Obama tax plan.

Citizenship
Citizenship is the character of an individual viewed as a member of society or their behavior in terms of...
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