In 1997, he was elected to the state senate of Illinois, where he worked as the Public Health and Welfare Committee’s chairman (Leanne, 2009).
President Obama’s experience in public service is rooted in his resolute belief in the potential to bring people together around a politics of cause. He improved health care for the elderly and their children, lessened the burden of taxes for working families, and he passed a key ethics reform (Boeckelman & Dupuis, 2007). As a senator of the United States, he worked hard to launch innovative lobbying reform, bring government transparency by setting up federal expenditure online, and confining the most dangerous weapons in the world (Leanne, 2009).
However, the office of the United States presidency is a many-sided vocation that necessitates several forms of leadership approaches. President Obama has attracted the attention of the American people as well as foreigners owing to his charismatic personality (Bill, 2009). A charismatic leader has a mysterious capability of persuading others to his standpoint and influences them to achieve a cause or purpose larger than themselves. A charismatic style is transformational if it appeals to a permanent transformation in individuals who accept and adopt the leader’s vision (Leanne, 2009). President Obama, so far, has drawn a lot of people to his vision which has the capacity to have a considerable effect on both foreign and domestic relations (Leanne, 2009).
Barack Obama’s personality shows that he is self-assured and determined; humbly superior and self-asserting; amiable, cooperative, and willing to help; fairly good-natured and sociable; and quite responsible (Bill, 2009). The combination of determined and cooperative patterns in the personality of President Obama indicates a ‘self-assured negotiator’ personality type.