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Jennings1Daval JenningsProfessor BrownGBUS 2033November 15 2019An Evaluation of Leadership Theories: Barack ObamaIntroductionLeadership theories are essential because they facilitate the determination of the leadership style of an individual in an influential position. Leadership theories help explain the origin of leadership Style and the behaviors of the person in a leadership position. The analysis indicates whether an individual was born a leader already existing conditions in the environment has forced them to become leaders. In this analysis, the leader of Interest is Barack Obama, and a critical evaluation of his leadership style indicates that he was born a leader. The research focuses on various traits to explain various factors related to the leader ofinterest in this research. The proper utilization of the leadership theories accounts for the success of a leader in their areas of engagement.History of Barack ObamaBarack Obama is ranked to be the 44th President of the U.S since independence. He ascended to power in 2008 and served from 2009 to 2017. Obama’s father hailed from Kogelo in Kenya, and his mother was from Kansas. He was born and raised in Hawaii. Obama attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School. His political career started when he became the Illinois State Senate in 2004. Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, have two daughters, Sasha, and Malia (Schier 1). Barack Obama Sr went to the US on a scholarship to study economics, where he met Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother. Obama Sr and Dunham divorced when Obama was two, and that is how he was raised by his mother after his father returned to Kenya and worked in senior positions in the government.
Jennings2Obama was troubled with his absentee father when he was growing up to the extent that he wrote a book titled “Dreams from My Father.” He pursued the things he enjoyed doing, such as writing books and practicing law as a civil rights lawyer and taught law classespart-time at the University of Chicago. He joined politics in 1996 after becoming famous from his book on his heritage. He accommodated both Democrats and Republicans when theywere conscripting the legislation on ethics and other essential services such as health care programs in the Illinois Senate’s health committee. He worked with various bodies to facilitate videotaping of integrations in figure law enforcement agencies. His leadership