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What You can Learn from Presidential Leadership Styles…

Leading a team is a difficult sometimes harrowing task. So you can only imagine how difficult managing a country can be.

That’s the subject of Michael Eric Siegel’s new book, “The President as Leader.”

The book highlights the leadership style of five different presidencies to find what works and what doesn’t.

Michael told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program what makes an effective leader.

The President as Leader by cdorobek

4 Leadership Takeaways:

  1. You can succeed in the Executive Office
  2. You need to hire professionals not your friends
  3. You need to be an effective decision maker
  4. You need a limited and manageable agenda

Some fun quotes from Siegel’s interview:

  • “It’s effective to run as an outsider…but it is hard to govern as one. You need to relationships and knowledge of how Washington works in order to get things accomplished.”
  • “George H. Bush was the ultimate insider politician. He did very well talking elite to elite. But he couldn’t communicate with the regular people.”
  • “A great leader needs to be an expert at retail politics. They need to see that all politics is not only local but personal too.”

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Gordon Lee Salmon

Sounds like an interesting book and I’m still wondering what is missing in our leaders today that keeps them from collaborating and finding bipartisan solutions to our country’s problems.