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BARACK OBAMA: THE INDIVIDUAL

Barack

Obama was born on August 4, 1961 at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, Hawaii. Barack Obama Sr. was a Black Immigrant from Kenya and Ann Dunham was a White American from Wichita, Kansas. His Father had a tremendous effect on his astute cultural awareness.

BARACK OBAMA: THE INDIVIDUAL


Lived mostly in birth place Honolulu and for some time in Indonesia. Had severe relations with his father. Obama completed his graduation from Columbia University, New York. After graduation he also attended Harward Law School. Popular as Skinny kid with a funny name.

BARACK OBAMA: THE SUCCESFUL LEADER


His political carrier started after he finished graduation from Columbia university in New York. He worked as a community organizer in Chicago. Later the senator joined Harvard School of Law where he was chosen by famous attorney Laurence Tribe to Tribes research assistant. Tribe observed his personality traits and said of Obama, Ive known senators, presidents. Ive never known anyone with what seems to more raw political talent. He just seems to surest way of calmly reaching success.

BARACK OBAMA: THE SUCCESFUL LEADER

Obama was the first African American who was elected as the president of the Harward Law Review in 1990. He laddered to the success by winning Illinois state senate in 1996 and senate election in 2004 against prominent African American Republican Alan Keys. Obama has knack for rousing peoples attention. He proved this when he delivered speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. On 27th July he took the podium and began speaking about his idea of country without racism and fear.

BARACK OBAMA: POLITICAL OVERVIEW


Obamas fame continuing to grow. This young man has set Illinois on fire and set America on fire. Hes the future of the Democratic party. said Gwen Moore (Congresswoman). Former Virginia governor L. Douglas said Obama could be president. Theres nothing to stop him. Political Analyst and the media have compared state senator to historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Bill Clinton.

QUESTION 1:
What

traits might Barack Obama posses

that contribute to his strong leadership ability? Does Obamas case support a trait

perpective of leadership? Why or why not?

QUESTION 2:
From

behavioral perspective of leadership,

what does Obama do to strengthen his success as a leader?

QUESTION 3:
Is

Barack Obamas popularity and success

a result of nature, nurture or both? What factors can you think of to support your answer?

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