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The Leadership Styles Of John F. Kennedy And Ronald Reagan

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The purpose and the intent of this paper are to compare and contrast the leadership styles and scope of influence of two historical leaders. This paper will capture what made this historical leader effective looking at these points of interest one) Integrity, two) Knowledge, three) Sincerity of purpose and four) Care for others. This paper will also view how the historical leader influenced the lives of others in a positive or negative way. How will or has this leader been remembered in history? In my personal opinion would I consider this leader a servant-leader and how did these leaders use their communication skills gain the support for their ideas doing the time of leading others. It is the hope that the reader will be able to make a decision for his or her self as well as gain knowledge and information about the two historical leaders chosen in this paper.
The two leaders that this paper will compare are John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan I is in my opinion that these two United State of American Presidents were and are historical leaders. John Fitzgerald Kennedy often referred to as JFK was the 35th President of the United States of America and served in this capacity from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Kennedy served before his presidency as Massachusetts’s 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953. Kennedy also served in the U.S. Senate from 1953 to 1960. After this he was elected to a President in 1961. At the young age of 43 Kennedy was the second youngest president to be elected in to the office of Commander in Chief (U.S. President).Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States serving from 1981 to 1989. Reagan served as the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975 Reagan was also one of the first actors to be elected in to any political office. Reagan originally a Democrat switched to the GOP Grand Ole Party of Republicans in 1962. These two men were exceptional great leaders and have made a make in the U.S. as one of the greatest Presidents that ever served.
The within the leadership of Kennedy he was able to create an environment that opened more communication. Kennedy led in a way that all task to be covered under his administration were done that no one felt that he was a dictator. An example of this act is John F. Kennedy asked the congress to create the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps is a program created that was established by the Executive Order in 1961 and was authorized by the U.S. Congress. This is a volunteer program ran by the government with the mission of providing technical assistance, helping people outside the United States to understand the culture while helping American understand the culture of other countries. Kennedy also founded another program the New Frontier this program promised federal funding for education, economic aid to rural regions, medical assistant and care for the elderly and the intervention to bring a stop to the...

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