America: A Country in Search of a Leader = Elections, 2008
Management Online REview, May 2008
3 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2008 Last revised: 30 Oct 2008
Date Written: May 2008
Oratorical talent and the ability to forge unity and bipartisanship have been touted as important qualifications for our next president. Many assert these traits are necessary to lead us out of our current quagmires, e.g. recession, war, and the crisis in health care. This article examines the fallacy of these claims, and suggests that oratory and peace-making abilities are cosmetic characteristics that may result in more harm than good. Some characteristics determinative of a true leader are illustrated.
Keywords: leadership, oratory, unity, bipartisanship
JEL Classification: B30, B31, C71, C72, C73, D71, D72, D74, D73, D82, D83, D84
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