Public leaders have to be persuasive and influential. They must have the ability to persuade constituents. Public leaders must also have a vision that is realistic. Rusaw states, “Leadership is Leadership is a process of envisioning the best outcome of a project, and crystallizing that vision into reality (2001). Leaders must assure constituents their intentions are pure and not devious or self-gratifying or motivating. Leaders are required to show interest in current issues that affect the public. President Obama did this by implementing the healthcare reform. He captured the attention of many citizens in the United States by addressing that insurance companies are too powerful, proposing ...view middle of the document...
Healthcare as an area of interest is broad within itself. He had to take the time to think about and research what was wrong with our current policy, what needs to remain the same, and what needs to change. Obama is a charismatic communicator, and when he talked to the public about this issue he was very matter of fact and consistent with his transfer of his findings.
President Barack Obama’s credibility was gained with his campaign in 2008 to make a “Change”. His commitment was to aid all constituents gain access to healthcare and break the monotony of insurance company denials to provide healthcare to everyone.
President Obama was capable to improve legislation, develop laws, and gain support. As a result, Obama proved his capabilities to problem solve, and that is a great characteristic for a public servant to have. The current President of the United States, Barack Obama, demonstrates leadership qualities including leading people and supporters, facilitating change, shaping culture, and personal charisma (Karen V. Amabile, 2012).
The current President of the United States, Barack Obama, demonstrates leadership qualities including leading people and supporters, facilitating change, shaping culture, and personal charisma (Karen V. Amabile, 2012). The President of the United States is charged with seven major roles as the leader of our Nation including Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Diplomat, Commander in Chief, Chief Legislator, Chief of Party, and Chief Guardian of the Economy ("Seven Roles For One President", 2012).
A public leader, on the other hand, is faced with the task of literally trying to please everyone, while operating in an atmosphere where no one has to pull in the same direction. Not only is there no common overarching goal (such as profitability) to unite their constituents, the public leader--whether elected or appointed--is also faced with a setting that is divisive by its very nature (Karen V. Amabile, 2012).
Many of the Presidents’ ideas, policies, and procedures are not mainstream or of the norm. A great leader does the unthinkable. One of the recent things in the media that President Obama is advocating for is same sex marriage. Historically, the United States has been a nation that prides itself on building a country that is not based on religion (as per the United States Constitution), but many presidential candidate have attempted to merge government and religion. Obama will lose a lot of votes in the 2012 primaries because people who are Christian commonly...