Vulnerable Population Living in the United States, one of the strongest democracies in the world, many young women assumed that they have equal rights with men under the law of our Constitution. The gender pay gap remains stalled, with women making 78 cents for every dollar earned by a man, with African American women and Latinas making even less, 64 cents and 53 cents respectively. All women don’t have equal rights or fair choice in their reproductive rights. Nearly half of the states across the country continue to have abortion limitations in law that prevent women from access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control. Trump’s proposed 2019 budget threatens national funding for women’s health. The National Women’s Law Center says that the plan gets rid of Medicaid programs which not only provides access to vital care for millions of women enrolled in the program, but also supports nearly 4.4 million health sector jobs held by women nationwide. The new plans do not cover some pre-existing conditions including pregnancy, women who have been treated for domestic violence, or had a caesarian section.
Compared to other countries, the United States is significantly behind in the percentage of women in high office, ranking 33rd out of 49 high-income countries, according to a 2015 Pew Research poll. This is due to workplace policies that are oriented toward male success and don’t offer family leave. Key Leadership Theories Strength Based Leadership Sources of Power Analysis Handling and Management of Conflict Essentially, conflict is a process in which one party perceives that another party is affecting its interest (Kazimoto, 2013). Conflict is widely used to describe important differences between individuals or groups of humans (Kazimoto, 2013). Differences, which result in initiative and creativity, are stimulating for those involved, and such conflict is essential for progress (Kazimoto, 2013) Leader is someone who uses his or her influence to improve his organization managing conflict and change (Kazimoto, 2013).
Hillary Clinton had many accomplishments as secretary of state. She was credited with negotiating deals with other countries through intensive personal interaction, and built new relationships and managed old ones in a way that advanced U.S. interests. In June 2010, the United Nations Security Council approved tough new sanctions on Iran including expanding an arms embargo and restricting certain financial and shipping enterprises. According to Thomas Kilmann Model conflict resolution conflict management behavior model, he proposed five conflict modes based on the dimensions of self-concern versus other-concern: dominating, obliging, avoiding, integrating, and compromising.
Those sanctions enabled even tougher measures from the United States and the European Union which allowed congress pass several more bills containing additional sanctions on Iran during the rest too clinton’s tenure which ended in early 2013. She use competitive style conflict management to To be an effective leader, one needs to respond with the action that is required of the situation (Northouse,2016). Clinton personally negotiated an end to Hamas rockets raining down on Israel in 2012 and worked to build stronger defense programs for Israel, including upgrading the Iron Dome rocket defense system, which has saved the lives of many Israelis. She utilized a compromise style to encourage a ceasefire in Gaza with politicians to accept concessions when necessary to maintain peace rather than continuing to debate or argue. Ethics Following a concrete code of ethics is an important aspect of successful and effective leadership. Leaders are held to high standards with regard to following and implementing standards for ethics, which can often be very complicated when it comes to politics (Monahan, 2012)
According to ethical theories there are three different approaches to making decisions regarding moral conduct. For Hillary, politics has long been more utilitarian: a way to gain power and enact programs she anticipates would make a difference. The Clinton Foundation has been accused of accepting millions of dollars in foreign donations for foreign governments to pay for access to the State Department and conflict of interest allegations from questionable donors. During the Earthquake relief in Haiti 2010 as part of the foundation to collect money all over the world is to send it to haiti. ended up being a disaster, vast majority of the money didn’t go to help the Haiti people. The foundation donors ended up building a factory to create jobs for people down there, but the companies ended up profiting on cheap labor and they didn’t create as many jobs as they hoped. However throughout her political campaign, she has defended the foundation as well as her conduct as secretary of state, and no hard evidence of this has emerged. The choices leaders make and how they respond in a given circumstance are informed and directed by their ethics (Northouse, 2016). Trust in a leader is one of the most important variables that can mediate the effectiveness of transformational leadership in terms of producing performance outcomes (Quader, 2011).
Popular opinion of Clinton is that integrity is a trait that many feel she lacks especially during her presidential campaign against Trump. She was under criminal investigation into her alleged illegal use of private emails while she was Secretary of State. In spite of all controversies, Clinton open to interviews about the subject and cooperated completely in an inquiries that could have resulted in criminal charges for her or aides who sent and received classified material on her email server.
She takes responsibility for her mistakes The Benghazi the death of our U.S. Ambassador in Libya. She admitted errors were made, she did not blame anyone else, and maintained her self-control and self-discipline throughout her tenure. It’s fair to point out that any investigations into the scandals she has been involved in have ended uneventfully and without any tangible proof that she acted dishonestly. She has faced each scandal with resolution and toughness. She signed an ethics agreement when she was Secretary of state to separate herself from any Clinton Foundation deals so that there wouldn’t be any conflict of interest. In spite of scandal, Clinton has always been more popular, and viewed as more trustworthy, when she is doing a job than when she is campaigning for one (Gearan, 2016). Her scandals have not affected her ability to be an effective leader or her determination as a leader. Impact on Women’s’ Rights Clinton has a long history of advocating women’s rights, working to reduce pay gaps and ensuring paid leave as well as supporting the passage of the Children’s Health Insurance Program during her time as first lady.
During her presidential campaign, Hillary believes that issues that affect women’s lives are family issues, economic issues, and crucial to our future competitiveness. Her plan for presidency was to promote pay transparency across the economy and work to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act a bill Hillary introduced as senator to give women the tools they need to fight discrimination in the workforce.
Hillary promised to go against Republican attempts to restrict access to quality, affordable reproductive health care and promoted access to affordable contraception, preventive care, and safe and legal abortion. She defend the essential health and reproductive care that Planned Parenthood provides for women She promised to protect and expand on the Affordable Care Act, which has helped address discrimination in our health-care system. She also promised to fight for paid leave. In spite of losing the election, Hillary has done a lot for women’s rights. She was an advocate for kids and families at the Children’s Defense Fund after graduating law school. She led the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing when she was first lady and helped start the National Campaign to End Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. She also helped create the Department of Justice’s Office on violence against women in 1995 and campaigned for financial assistance to states to help them develop programs that stop domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Clinton has established herself as a woman in politics, highlighting her work on women and children’s issues and promotes equality for everyone.