(PDF) Bridging Theory and Practice Leadership/Barack Obama

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Running Head: COMPARING LEADERSHIP QUALITY BETWEEN TRUMP AND OBAMACOMPARING LEADERSHIP QUALITY BETWEEN TRUMP AND OBAMAName of the Student:Name of University:Author Note:
1COMPARING LEADERSHIP QUALITY BETWEEN TRUMP AND OBAMATable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................2Discussion....................................................................................................................................2Background..................................................................................................................................2Style of Leadership......................................................................................................................3Ethics and Personalities...............................................................................................................4Power type...................................................................................................................................5Method of communication...........................................................................................................6Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................7Reference.........................................................................................................................................9
2COMPARING LEADERSHIP QUALITY BETWEEN TRUMP AND OBAMAIntroductionPresident is referred as the head of the country and the first person of the state. Incountries like USA where the constitutional set up makes the President most powerful, it enablesthe President to lead the country from the front (Presidents, 2018). In response to that the roleand leadership quality of US Presidents are very relevant and imperative to study. The presentdiscussion encircles a comparative study between the former President Barack Obama and thecurrent Head of the State Donald Trump. The primary focus of the report is to address theleadership quality of both the Presidents and make an assessment by analysing different traits ofleadership.DiscussionBackgroundThe United States of America has a federal set up where all the powers of legislative,executive and judiciary are vested in the hands of President, Senate and federal courts. As areason of that, President of US enjoys a dynamic power and it requires a serious leadershipquality for the President. However, the empirical evidences prove that the former US presidentsfollowed a number of leadership theories from moderate to extremist value. In this regards, eanumber of leadership styles will be taken into consideration (Presidents, 2018). According to the‘Great Man’ theory, leadership is an inherent talent that the leader has destined since born. Thetheory also advocates that leadership is meant for the male in the society and thus it incorporatesthe military leadership as well. Besides this, the Trait theory also perceives the same conceptwhere it can be identified that extroversion, self-confidence are the key feature of trait theory(Uzohue, Yaya & Akintayo, 2016). Moving with the situation is the basic idea of contingency
3COMPARING LEADERSHIP QUALITY BETWEEN TRUMP AND OBAMAtheory where good leaders can be marked out on the basis of their behaviours and decisions onthe basis of changing situation (Mittal, 2015). The behavioural theory of leadership referred tothe learning process through which people will be elevated as leaders. In response to that theleadership quality of the US presidents subsequently follows any of the theories or sometimestheir style of leadership resembles a mixture of different theories. In this regards, the behaviouraltheory can be considered as the best policy in a democratic country where no such notion of inborn talent is considered to be the right way to choose leaders. Rather, the learning process andobservation are the key features of making a good leader.Style of LeadershipThe report will take into account a reflection of the current President of USA, DonaldTrump and distinguish between the differences of leadership of Trump with the former PresidentBarack Obama.While discussing the leadership quality of Barack Obama it can be identified that hisstyle of leadership is very much similar with the notion of Transformational Leadership.According to this leadership, the appearance of a leader is quiet motivational and it can inspire ageneration. In relation to Barack Obama’s leadership quality it shows that his engagement withthe audience was so robust that it left a good impression on the American people. Anotherimportant aspect of the Transformational Leadership is that the leader can motivate his or herfollowers to follow his path (Street, 2015). In case of President Obama, most of his speechesaddressed different class of people from the working class to the business personalities.Moreover, building relationship and trust made him very acceptable to the US people (Dunlap,McCright & Yarosh, 2016).
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