Students Name Professors Name Course Title Date Ethical Nature of Leadership For my course project I choose to study the leadership of President Barak Obama. Barack Obama is one of the most famous president in the world having served as the USA president for two terms which is 4 hours. His leadership styles appealed numerous governments and individuals as well. As a leader Barack Obama was hugely supported by many citizens and global nations. Indeed Barack Obama was the 1st African-American to serve as a president in USA. He was actually the 44th President to completion as shown by the Obamas governance. Secondly President Barack Obamas governance teaches us that leaders should always believe in Change. For instance change is a fundamental quality for leadership. To add on president Obama did call upon individuals from all parts of the States to support and participate in the stipulated national agendas. Works Cited Edwards G. C. Overreach: Leadership in the Obama presidency. Princeton University Press 2012. Jones Ricky L. What’s Wrong with Obama ?: Black America Black Leadership and the Death of Political Imagination. State U of New York P 2008.
For the course project, you will assess the ethical nature of leadership by studying a current or historical leader. Choose a famous leader with readily available information (e.g., press releases, organizational websites, published biographies, etc.) that you can research. Consult with your instructor early in the week if you need assistance. You will be using the same leader for the Week 1, Week 3, and Week 5 assignments.
For the Week 1 paper, prepare a biographical introduction of your chosen leader that summarizes:
who the leader is,
what era the leader came from,
what organization the leader is or was affiliated with,
why this leader is worthy of study,
the specific leadership theory/style this leader used, citing specific examples and research to support your assessment.
Next, analyze this leader in terms of moral intelligence and credibility as a leader, citing evidence to support your perspectives. Specifically, this section should assess any gaps between espoused values and actual behaviors.
Next, analyze the alignment of the leaders values and behaviors with the organizational values expressed in vision, mission, and value statements of the organization most closely affiliated with the leader, as well as any other indicators of organizational culture.
Finally, synthesize a personal reflection of lessons learned that includes at least two key take aways that you can apply to your own leadership practice.
Submit your answers in a three- to four-page Microsoft Word document.