Why was US President Barack Obama awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize?

The Nobel Committee said he won it for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples” Under the previous US President George Bush the world seems to have been on an increasingly nightmare like path towards greater terrorism and fear. In business they say the company is a reflection of it’s leader, let’s hope the US and the rest of the world can be a reflection of a US President Nobel laureate on a path to peace and prosperity for us all.

So why is President Obama making the difference that President Bush couldn’t with all his military might?

My teacher and mentor leadership expert Dr. Joseph Riggio Ph.D. would no doubt talk about the Graves values system and that Bush was the typical Graves 5 who valued business above all while Obama is the evolution to Graves 6 who values community and agreement understanding that you can’t win if it’d just you that wins. The only real win is the win win situation where everybody wins.

It’s good to have a hero back as the leader of the western world. Just remember leaders are human just like you and me, so why not think how can you extend the peace yourself? How can you also be a hero both for yourself, your family and your country. That’s what the world needs.