Robert F Kennedy Essay example

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Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968)

So many times in the past, those of us who have stood up for the rights of the human race, who have proposed and even implemented change, have been liked by a majority but through the hatred of the minority they are destroyed. Sometimes this destruction is literal, for example assassination. This was the case for Robert F. Kennedy, born on November 20th, 1925 and who died on June 5th, 1968, with three bullet wounds to his chest. This is who I will be talking about today.

In his forty three years of life, Robert F. Kennedy achieved so much. During his life, RFK gained the trust and respect of the American people, he delivered some of the most famous speeches of all time and gained some of the highest
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Without this enthusiasm and bravery, RFK wouldn’t have achieved anything.

Robert F. Kennedy did not adopt just one leadership style, but he utilised at least four different leadership styles to finally achieve the influence that he gained over an entire generation of people. Firstly, RFK was a people oriented and task oriented leader. He concentrated on completing tasks such as the various cases that he had to represent the government for as Attorney-General, or the capturing of Jimmy Hoffa during his fight against crime. He was confident, highly intelligent, self-motivated, obviously influential and a good, persuasive communicator which was demonstrated in his numerous awe-inspiring speeches. All these qualities go hand in hand with a task oriented leader, but to be an effective leader one has to utilise both the styles of people oriented and task oriented. RFK was forever concerned about the welfare of the people that he represented and he tried to represent and achieve all the things that the American people needed. An example of his utter concern for the welfare of the American people is what he said the day after Martin Luther King died when he had just arrived at a rally for his campaign and when he decided to address the public about the events that had occurred. He had asked profusely “Do they know? Do they know that Martin Luther King has died? Do they know?” This proves that he was concerned about the people