Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Barrack Obama

Barrack Obama
Traits of leadership:
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.

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.    

Caring:In my opinion, one of the most difficult tasks that any world leader will face is balancing time with their two major obligations; the population that they are leading and their actual family.  There's no hiding the strong bonds between the members of the Obama family; the family reserves time for a sit-down dinnertime every night.  Barack Obama is certainly a family man; he's seen in public all of the time with his loving family.  

Mindful Decision Making: A deliberate decision of Mr. Obama was to surround himself with people that don't neccessarily agree with his views.  This way, the President will gain different perspectives on difficult issues.  If his cabinet were to contain people that constantly agree with him, he could make purely 'Obama' choices all of the time, and the right decision might not always be made- nobody's perfect.  

How do you think a good leader manages crisis under stressful situations?
I think a good leader can cope with the stress easily and he can think about policies in a calm manner with his workers to handle that crisis

Thank you.
By: Wang Yi Chieh

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