In the news posted by Alison Harding of CNN, it was revealed that there have been several members of the Obama administration who pledged to donate portions of their salaries to federal workers who were temporarily pegged on leave. The news revealed that the following leaders have agreed on the pay cut and remit these salaries to furloughed federal workers: President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Hagel, and Attorney General Eric Holder (Harding). .
Situation 2: Another remarkable leader is U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin of Rhode Island, who is reportedly afflicted with quadriplegia, but his disability did not detract him from being a public servant. He was recently awarded the Henry Viscardi Achievement Award, “a new international Award designed to identify and honor people living with disabilities for their work and influence on the global disability community of more than one billion people” (NINE EXTRAORDINARY LEADERS IN THE GLOBAL DISABILITY COMMUNITY RECEIVE THE 2013 HENRY VISCARDI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD). His leadership in the local community was exemplified through his commitment as the chairperson of the “bipartisan Disabilities Caucus and is leading the fight for stem cell research funding and strengthening amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act” (NINE EXTRAORDINARY LEADERS: U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin par. 1). His exemplary endeavors and behaviors, despite physical challenges, made him a perfect example of a contemporary leader in fulfilling leadership tasks and responsibilities.