Using force to compel obedience is not leadership, and that is clearly how Putin governs his people. Leading requires setting an example that people want to follow, which is what American presidents must do. President Obama makes decisions that some people like and others dislike, and we are all free to follow or state opposition. Putin's people do not have that freedom. If they follow him at all, it is out of fear rather than loyalty. Obama's followers are loyal to him without fear.
Vladimir Putin is not a better leader than President Obama. Putin uses strong arm tactics to get his way, which is not a show of leadership. It is merely fear and intimidation. Obama has to lead the American public by discussing his programs and explaining the benefits. This is a mark of true leadership.
No, Putin is not a better leader than Obama. Their styles are completely different and Putin has been known to use extreme measures to stay in power. In many ways, he is a bully and only believes in being feared. He does not have the trust of his people and only works for his own self-interests.
Russian President Putin is not a better leader than President Obama. Putin has given his country war and a collapsing economy. The Russian economy continues to decline, while the purchasing power of its currency is eaten up by high inflation. Furthermore, Putin has created more instability between Russia and its neighbors. In short, no one can seriously think that Putin is a successful leader.