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The Forum

A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics

Ed. by Disalvo, Daniel / Stonecash, Jeffrey

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Volume 7, Issue 1 (Apr 2009)


The Leadership Style of Barack Obama: An Early Assessment

Fred I. Greenstein
  • Princeton University
Published Online: 2009-04-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1540-8884.1292

This article presents a highly distilled account of the formative experiences and political rise of Barack Obama. It draws on the sources that were available at the time of his inauguration. The article concludes by examining Obama's leadership qualities in the realms of public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, policy vision, cognitive style, and emotional intelligence. The article went into production one month after Obama entered the White House.

Keywords: presidential leadership; Barack Obama

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Published Online: 2009-04-09

Citation Information: The Forum, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1540-8884.1292. Export Citation

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