Obama Karma: Lessons on Living Inspired by the 44th President

Obama Karma: Lessons on Living Inspired by the 44th President

by Russell Razzaque
     
 

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President Barack Obama is one of the calmest, coolest, and most compelling political figures in modern times. Dealt a grueling first term of wars, recession, and partisan attacks, he has remained even-tempered, level-headed, and downright zen.
Obama’s appeal runs even deeper than the revolution his ethnicity represents. His rare combination of inner peace… See more details below

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President Barack Obama is one of the calmest, coolest, and most compelling political figures in modern times. Dealt a grueling first term of wars, recession, and partisan attacks, he has remained even-tempered, level-headed, and downright zen.
Obama’s appeal runs even deeper than the revolution his ethnicity represents. His rare combination of inner peace and outer passion, his mix of realism and idealism, are qualities that have made him an iconic figure around the globe. In short, President Obama displays a high level of emotional intelligence.
Emotional intelligence is Obama’s dog whistle – resonating with like-minded people all over the world. This is perhaps the prime quality that has drawn many millions to him through thick and thin. While many leaders possess elements of emotional intelligence, Barack Obama is one of the world’s most visible.
Obama Karma analyzes key moments in the life of the 44th president and reveals the tactics and strategies of a successful, emotionally intelligent leader. Through simple exercises included in the book readers can improve their own interpersonal relationships and life skills. Finally, Obama Karma makes a case for the re-election of Barack Obama on the basis of his extraordinary leadership during a singular time in history.

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Obama Karma is based on a fascinating question: what can we learn from the complex character of President Barack Obama? What emerges is not the usual stuff of politics, but a series of life lessons inspired by a man who can often seem frustratingly unflustered by the crises and chaos around him. Russell Razzaque examines Obama's appeal to voters, and his coolness under pressure, with the sharp eye of a psychiatrist trying to make sense of success and failure. - Richard Wolffe, Author of Renegade: The Making of a President and Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House.

Barack Obama has been called the Zen president because of his inner calm, a state of being that psychiatrist Russell Razzaque believes is a measure of emotional intelligence, and the basis for Obama’s likeability. Razzaque puts Obama on the couch, assesses how he handles crises, how he responds to adversity, and how the rest of us can learn “Obama Karma” through meditations and various exercises to boost our emotional intelligence, and be cool like the president. - Eleanor Clift, co-author with Matthew Spieler, of Selecting a President.

Obama has the kind of self-confidence that only comes from knowing yourself well. He's emotionally intelligent. The stories in Obama Karma show you how he got that way. – Touré, author of Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984954315
Publisher:
February Books
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
942,923
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.82(d)

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