Brief Background and Leadership Qualities of George W. Bush

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George W. Bush, the son of former President George H.W. Bush and Barbra Bush, was born July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut. He grew up with a great leader as a father. He was taught many great leadership skills and was brought up with great ideals. From a very young age George W. Bush exhibited leadership qualities. He first attended college at Yale and then Harvard after graduating. These schools are known for being very prestigious and are well recognized. When George was in college he was part of a fraternity. In his pledge members were asked to name the fifty some members. The first few had named no more then ten, but when President Bush was asked he named all fifty. This showed that President Bush has leadership qualities; he was determined to be knowledgeable and show that he was interested in the pledges. President Bush was also attended flight school and became a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard from 1968 till 1973, showing his leadership skills in the service of his country.

After completing his services President Bush used his leadership qualities to start his own oil and gas company. He struggled with the hard times of the oil business and then decided to sell the remaining stocks in 1990. After retiring from oil President Bush then helped with his father's presidential campaign. He worked as an advisor and speechwriter, letting his skills show. Soon after his father had won the presidential race President Bush looked towards baseball. With several investors he purchased the Texas Rangers, and soon after he became general manager. George W. Bush was now a leader of several people; he became very well liked.

President Bush's political career started in 1978 when he campaigned for U.S. Congress. Although he wasn't...