JFK Leadership Profile

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“Land of the free, home of the brave”, the United States has stood amongst the most powerful and influential countries of the world for decades and decades. In order to maintain said reputation, the country needs a leader just as strong and influential. In the early 1960s the United States had a leader who was a leader among leaders and had the respect of an entire nation. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President, who took office on January 20, 1961- but before that Kennedy was a World War II hero, a United States Senator, and published a book titled Profiles of Courage which won him a Pulitzer Prize (www.famouspeople.com). John F. Kennedy possessed traits that allowed him to guide the country through three major geopolitical events that could have been disastrous if a lesser man was the leader of the free world. John Fitzgerald Kennedy went on to become the 35th president and faced conflicts with Cuba, Russia and Vietnam but it was his experience before becoming President which have him the leadership skills manage the country. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29th, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts, a small town outside of Boston, to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald. . It is said that when Kennedy was born his parents asked for prayers from their church because his health was poor- he was given final rights on five separate occasions by the family priest (Ward, 2005). Kennedy had many health issues ranging from back problems- that required back surgery- to early warning signs of leukemia. Kennedy would deal with illness his entire life. Joseph Kennedy was an ambitious man; he traded stocks on Wall Street and soon moved the family to New York to be closer to his business. Joseph sold most of his stock right bef... ... middle of paper ... ...er does not want sympathy, a leader- which Kennedy epitomizes- will find ways to gain support by their actions. Works Cited Anderson, C. C. (2006). John f. kennedy. Lerner Publications. Retrieved from http://library.uh.edu/record=b5402729~S14 John f kennedy. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.thefamouspeople.com/ profiles/john-f-kennedy-50.php Robertson, C. (2005). J.f.k.: A personal story [Web]. Retrieved from http://ahiv.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.uhd.edu/View/453170 Sidney, H. (2005). J.f.k.: A personal story [Web]. Retrieved from http://ahiv.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.uhd.edu/View/453170 Ward, J. (2005). J.f.k.: A personal story [Web]. Retrieved from http://ahiv.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.uhd.edu/View/453170 Wood, H. (2005). J.f.k.: A personal story [Web]. Retrieved from http://ahiv.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.uhd.edu/View/453170

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