Osama bin Laden Leadership

Osamabin Laden Leadership

Osamabin Laden was the most influential leader of the al-Qaeda, theleading terrorist group in the world. This paper seeks to studyOsama’s key leadership characteristics and his ability toeffectively communicate his organization’s objectives.

KeyCharacteristics of Osama bin Laden

Osamapossessed some key characteristics that made him be perceived as aterrorist CEO. For instance, Osama was a knowledgeable leader thathad understanding of the techniques of business management and modernmanagement that he applied in his terrorist organization (Hoffman,2003). Management techniques are effective methods that are used tofacilitate development of a productive organization (Mhiri,Sethom &amp Bouallegue, 2013).

Additionally,Osama was an autocratic leader. He used the top-down approach tocommunicate defined specific goals, to issue orders and to ensure thegoals of the organization are implemented effectively. Moreover,Osama was a venture capitalist where he obtained ideas from hissubordinates. Also, he promoted creative approaches and funded theproposals that he believed could be beneficial to the organization(Hoffman, 2003).

Osama’sAbility to Effectively Communicate his Organizations Objectives

Osamahad the ability to effectively communicate the objectives of hisorganization both internally and externally that resulted to successof his planned terrorists bombings and attacks around the globe.Osama provided his subordinates with well-defined specificinstructions on the expectations and objectives of his organization.He also communicated his objectives by training armatures and equipthem with important information. Consequently, he worked incollaboration with his subordinate by soliciting ideas from them andinvolving them in decision making process (Hashim, 2001).


Osamahad exceptional leadership characteristics such as he was aknowledgeable leader, an autocratic leader, and a venture capitalistthat promoted his ability to effectively influence his members of theal-Qaeda.


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