Thursday, May 08, 2008

Obama's Leadership Style?

Hmm...a closet autocrat? Who would have thought it.

"It wasn't like 'Let's have a discussion.' It was 'One, two, three,
four, here's what we're going to do,' " a staffer said. "When things
don't go well, he doesn't yell and scream. He's very prescriptive.
Everybody understands this isn't about having a discussion. He's got 99
percent of the voting shares. There's no point in taking a vote."

What?  Sure, there is no point in taking a vote, but that hardly means that there is no point in having a discussion - presumably these strategists and advisers are intelligent adults with possibly-useful perspectives and an effective leader would draw them out and explore alternatives.

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