Yasser Arafat was a very controversial figure in the history of world politics. Due to his alliances with the terrorist organizations and multiple attacks on the Israel leading to loss of money and men, Israel tried to get him assassinated multiple times. The politics has always been considered dangerous because of its nature and frequency of assassination. In the views of most of western commentators the key for survival of Arafat against multiple assassination attempts has been his mastery over asymmetric warfare and tactical skills (Sapir Handelman and Joel Pollak, 2007).
Different sections of history have portrayed Yasser Arafat differently, some painting him as a terrorist leader and others as a political leader who attempted the peace building initiatives across Palestine. But the observers have been in unison about the fact that whichever situation Arafat was in, he led from the front and managed the show well. His charisma and charm has been par excellence and has helped him in win many hearts and improve millions of lives. There are evidences galore to deduct that Arafat’s approach to leadership was close to the transformational theory of leadership where charisma and charm are the sub-dimensions (B.M. Bass, 1998). The transformational leaders are always promoters of change and call forth performances which are beyond expectations by making others feel proud about their work and duties, communication of personal respect, helping the person move forward in the direction of creative thinking and above all inspiring to achieve beyond obvious (B.M. Bass, 1998). The transformational leadership has four factors (John Hall, Shannon Johnson, Allen Wysocki, and Karl Kepner, 2002)