The world celebrates victory made by president Barrack Hussein Obama as the 44th president in the United States of America. He was born in August 04, 1961 in Hawaii. After his college education, he moved to Chicago where was recruited as member of community futuristic.
He thereafter attended the school of Law in the Harvard University which enabled him to serve as an attorney and law professor in the Chicago.
In 1996, Hussein was elected to join in the Illinois state where he served for a while. Because of his aggressive nature and the desire to know much about politics, he maneuvered his ways and in 2004, obama was elected in the United State Senate (Sherman 307). He served in the senate for four years and in 2008, he became the first black American to be the president. This is quite inspiring and motivating and for this reason, he is an example that anyone can refer to worldwide.
Together with his wife, they are blessed with two daughters, Malia and Sasha. In this regard, this paper aims at pointing out some key elements that impress the society about his leadership. In so doing, the paper scrutinizes on the qualities that made him fit for leadership, some factors that distinguish him from other leaders, the challenges he faced as a leader, the contributions he made to the world during his reign and lessons that the society from his leadership.
Qualities that make Him a Leader
He has a lot of fervor and perseverance. He is a firm believer and if you are convinced that something is right, then you have all the powers to convince the public about it. The public should get your message and you should not be infringed. However much it might take time to be accepted by the people, but it will eventually succeed. When he took his stand on the UN resolution concerning the conflict between Israel and Palestine, everyone involved in the issue believed that he has a valid point for not taking to American and the world at large for granted (Obama 298) In the summit, he talked with lots of logics and facts that made other leaders understand his point. This created a lot of influence to the stakeholders and he won the debate.
He is a risk taker. Many people fear taking risk because taking risk involve accepting any outcome associated with the result, either positive or negative. As a leader and for you to be successful, risk taking is very pivotal. This is a case seen with Obama. In his speech, he says that he took a big stake in 2004 when he vied for presidency for the first time. His allies advised him otherwise, but this did not deter him from soldering on. Despite the failure, he was optimistically driven that he would one day become a president in the most powerful nation worldwide.
The art of communication is also an attribute in him. A leader must be eloquent in his speech. He should be at a position of addressing multitude without creating boredom to them. Mr. Obama is a leader parity excellence (Sherman 308). He knows how to address any person irrespective of age, gender, social background, race among other factors. In this dictum, he deserves all uplifts for being spick and span person who have a perfect art of communication.
Obama as a leader has the ability to turn the ends to become new beginning. Any leader who cannot create way where there seems to be no way is doomed to fail. In many occasion, he turned an end to become new beginning. That is where his leadership skills made great difference to other leaders. When one watches or listens to most of his speeches, he likes using the phrase “let us get back to work”. Most of the occasions, he uses positive public reactions to start new projects that are helpful to people so that he keeps the momentum going and help him in completing new tasks ahead of him.
What makes Him Different from other People
Even the international leaders confirm that president Obama has some distinctive features that make him different from other leaders. The Russian president Dmitry Medvedev during his interview confirms that Obama is a unique leader who does not leave any stone unturned, he creates ways where there is no way.
He has good rules of networking. When he hosted the introductory Obama FoundationSummit in his home town, Chicago, he provided networking opportunities for over five hundred to the civic leaders all over the world (Sherman 310). During his speech, he gave an inspiring talk behind the start of the foundation. It was to create a hub, an avenue, a networking site for the young people from all backgrounds to help them meet, interact and learn more from one another. This would help open job avenues for them.
Challenges he Faced
During his reign, he faced series of challenges. He got a handle on uncontrollable welfare dependency. The US government has a lot of funding to most of the welfare programs, eleven for housing assistance, and twelve for the social services. On the other hand, there are three for energy and utility assistance, twelve for food help and other twelve for education sector (Sherman 309). Lastly, there are nine allocated for vocational training, three for children development, ten are for medical cover and ten are billed towards providing cash help to those in need. All these welfare are to be funded by the government and they require good cash flow. During his era, he used a lot of funds in the welfare since they entirely depend on the state help.
Another challenge he realized is working with corrupt and collapsing banking system. During his ministry, laws were enacted to help the big banks and prevent them from collapsing. Because the banks were very pivotal to the growth of the United States, the government had to solicit money for them so that they don’t collapse. A lot of money was used from the government and five years after his election, they had beholden the federal government. The banking system may have resulted to more economic disasters in the states than before 2008.
Most of the American students owe more loans to the government (Obama 298).
The students owe the government a lot of money and it will be very difficult for the government to plough back the money since during the time they should be working to get their own income, they will be paying the bills to the government. On the some note, the government also encourages students to go to colleges and universities which also require huge amount of money. This has made the government to use a lot of money in sponsoring the students despite the fact of not knowing when the money is to be refunded.
Contributions He Made to the World
During his era, there are series of contributions that he made that make the world celebrate him now and forever. He introduced the affordable care act, which to date is said to be his domestic achievement. In establishing this, his aim was to provide affordable health insurance to many people around the state without huge involvement of money.
He was at the fore front and tirelessly fought for Paris Agreement. The fighting brought about a comprehensive framework that enabled the reduction of global climate change. A celebrated contribution that he also made is that he commanded and supported the Supreme Court in the ruling that was made on same sex marriage. In his argument he said that if everyone was created equally then we should love and commit to each other on the same ground.
He helped in improving the economy of the state during the period when the nation was experiencing great depression. He achieved this by signing the Recovery Act that helped the tax payers pay less. This enabled the business men to do well in their operations since there were heavy taxes charged upon them. On the same note, he helped in creating more industries that provided job opportunities to the citizens. For example, he helped to stimulate the auto industry when the nation was in financial crisis. The industry created over two hundred and fifty thousand jobs too many people since then and this has made their lives change economically.
Lessons He Taught to Others
President Barrack has a lot that people can learn from him. First, through him, the attribute of patience and perseverance is depicted. Whenever one is determined and wants to achieve anything in life, he can do it irrespective of the obstacles. In as much as he got discouragement from allies during his 2004 trial, he was not discouraged, his determination eventually bore him fruits.
Obama`s reputation as the master orator is driven by what he intends to do as an average singer. In many occasions and events, his eloquent speaking and singing motivates and teaches the community about so many issues. For example, he spoke in the funeral of Senator Daniel Inouye. He also spoke in the eulogy of Nelson Mandela. When he sings his beloved song,” The Amazing Grace” before the whole world, he teaches the world that through the grace of the Lord he has been able to be whoever he is. The song instill memorable message in his life which he feels that he should share with the public.
He taught about the importance of believe. He says that belief in change is very instrumental and important quality of a leader (Obama 299). A leader must change a place or an event better than he or she found it. Seeking for change either politically, socially or even economically makes one to grow and have more power to challenge the many people who may be against you. On the same plinth, one should communicate out his petition however good or bad it is. Self-confidence enables one to express himself at a high level that many cannot reach. Among many other lessons, Obama is celebrated as the only black American to be in the white house. Indeed, he is a role model to many.