Respond to two classmates posts with new information, examples, and/or experiences, i will post the discussion written by my peers.

I’m stuck on a Nursing question and need an explanation.

this is the reply someone wrote for the one you wrote for me

Thank you, Elizabeth, for discussing one of my favorite leaders! His popularity is surely largely due to his strong leadership skills. One of the top leadership characteristics I would choose for him from the list in Grossman and Valiga (2017) is, “Communicate truthfully, effectively, and often” (Box 2-2, pg 29).” Obama’s speeches are highly influential, inspiring, and effective, and his ability to deliver messages captivates his audience. I feel these characteristics, along with the authenticity of his speeches, are what his followers are drawn to.

I appreciate your feeling his leadership skills would transcend time. I would agree. According to Wikipedia, the former president still has the top Twitter followers at over 122 million, still 4 years after his presidency. He continues to be highly influential and his followers are very loyal. He has made a very deep stamp on this era will transcend time through our history books for sure.

Thank you for a great discussion! Shay


Grossman, S., & Valiga, T. M. (2017). The new leadership challenge: creating a preferred future for nursing. F.A. Davis.

Wikipedia. (2020, September 11). List of most-followed Twitter accounts. Retrieved September 16, 2020, from