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Transcript of OSAMA BIN LADEN

-Group 12-
Video Interview with Osama
Osama Bin Laden had been a successful leader who was sociable, and had good delegation skills which were manipulative to his group, Al Qaeda. He socialized with anyone, creating a huge psychological effect on people. Planned things in an organized way, and executed his plans well.
11 Sept 2001
and Pentagon Bombing
Leader and organization for bombing attacks
Founder of Al Qaeda

Qualities being carried out
Able to socialize with anyone
Able to raise funds to support his cause
Had a huge psychological effect on people
Qualities being carried out
Political and media support, able to portray himself using media ‘bombing’
He was the leader of the bombing attack
Good initiator, implemented & planned ideas in an organized way.
Good at delegation & direct
Firm on what he wanted
Organised and executed his plans well
Made lots of investments in training his men & buying weapons for the organisation
Very brutal, he did not mind hurting innocent bystanders even if they were Muslim
Types of Leadership
Types of Leadership
Leader and organization for bombing attacks
Founder of the group Al Qaeda
Leadership Style
Born in 1957, Saudi Arabia
7th son among 50 siblings
Grew up as religiously committed boy
Married at the age of 17 to a Syrian girl
Highly educated person
Limitations of Leadership style
Charismatic Style of Leadership
- Frustrations with Regional Jihad groups

'if the disbelievers were to kill our children and women, then we
should not feel ashamed to do the same
to them, mainly to deter them from trying to kill our children and women again.’
[Osama Bin Laden 2000]
Limitations to Leadership Style

LAHOUD, N., CAUDILL, S., COLLINS, L., KOEHLER-DERRICK, G., RASSLER, D. & AL-UBAYDI, M. 2012. Letter from Abbottabad: bin Ladin Sidelined? Harmony program. New York: EWest Point Military Academy.

MILLER, J. 1999. "Greeting America My Name is Osama Bin Laden. Esquire. Harlan, Kentucky: Hearst Magazines Division.

ALLOUNI, T. 2009. Interview of Shaykh Usamah bin Laden with Al-Jazeera Reporter Tayseer Allouni.

2000. Usama bin Ladin's speech to the American People. In: UNKNOWN (ed.). Al Qaida.

Hoffman, B. (2003). The Leadership Secrets of Osama Bin Laden: The Terrorist as CEO. [online] available at: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/04/the-leadership-secrets-of-osama-bin-laden/302702/ [accessed date: 19 september 2013]

‘Through history, America has not been known to differentiate between the military and the civilians or between men and women or adults and children’
‘Our religion
forbids us from killing
innocent people such as women and children’
[Osama Bin Laden 1998]
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