Important Roles in Leadership Descriptive Essay

Important Roles in Leadership
A discussion of the roles one must follow in leadership and how these can be applied to President Barack Obama.
# 118311 | 856 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 21, 2010 in History (Leaders) , History (U.S. Presidency)

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This paper discusses some of the important roles one must follow to become a respectable and or ethical leader. The paper focuses on honesty, integrity, ethics, power and politics and discusses how they are all necessary and interrelated, meaning that they have a shared relationship in the characteristics of leadership. The paper then applies these characteristics to the role of President Barack Obama.

Table of Contents:
Important Roles in Leadership
Obama and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"We all know that our President is Barack Obama, but many people do not know what he faces everyday. Its common sense that he is in a political role and therefore has power. He has gained the title of President by showing society years of honesty, integrity, and an ethical form of leadership. All this combined, helped him earn one of the most powerful positions. Not everyone is for Barrack Obama, but one thing everyone can agree on is that the United States is facing hard times right now. It is said that being ethical during a time when everything seems good is very easy. One is not tested until times of uneasy. (Howard 3) Obama is faced with a very tough situation right now. Citizens of the United States expect him to stay ethical, and the only way he can do this is by his true characteristics of honesty and integrity."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dubrin, Andrew J. Leadership Research Findings, Practice, and Skills. 6th ed. Cengage Learning, 2010.
  • Gardner, Howard. "The Ethical Mind." Harvard Business Review Mar. 2007: 1-5. Print.

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