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Generally, the paper 'Obama’ s Leadership Styles" is a good example of a management literature review. According to Kellerman, Barbara, Webster, and Scott (2012), over the last three decades, organizations, as well as a majority of countries have suffered from international management and leadership deficit. Accordingly, the global governance and leadership deficit incorporate the lack of effective leadership skills among leaders, lack of adequate mechanisms to address the global economy, peace, and security. Moreover, the shortfall includes a lack of proper instruments that would ensure the provision of significant international public goods such as those associated with public health and climate change.

In the early 2000s, many people globally projected that the international community would get on the mission to overhaul the multinational system with comprehensive efforts to address global challenges? The international community was expected to encourage new leadership and communication styles thus helping in solving the challenges brought by the evolving geopolitical circumstances, which affect the business operating environments. People across the globe expected reforms in the IMF and World Bank leadership and governance, which would in turn give good precedence to both local and international governance.

For these changes to occur, organizations as well as governments must have effective leaders, who are self-confident and whose character is grounded on integrity, truth, as well as respect (Houston and Paul, 2009). As such, this paper will evaluate President Barrack Obama’ s leadership and communication style. Further, it will also depict how Obama’ s approach fits well with a globalized environment. Interestingly, despite the highly influential, partisan, and considerable number of Republicans in Congress President Obama always manages to move social, economic, and political agendas forward due to his exemplary style of leadership.

As Lord et al. (2006) posit, getting things done is of the greatest challenges that leaders in organizational and political levels often face. For them to achieve their objectives, they must have unique communication and leadership styles, which is needed to convince their followers.


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