Far-sighted, Courageous, Wise
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OK, one more Obama-based blog post…
This is an article by Cass Sunstein
, a professor at Harvard Law School who is a friend and former colleague of Obama's. I just had to include it, because Sunstein does such a great job of articulating some of the leadership characteristics I've been talking about – and that both he and I see in Obama.
At one point, he mentions Obama's enthusiasm for the approach Lincoln took to building a diverse group of advisors (described in Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals
). This, especially, seems far-sighted, courageous and wise to me, and I deeply hope he has the opportunity to create such a team. Good leaders look at all sides of a problem so they truly understand it before moving forward. How wonderful it would be to have a president who approaches issues like that!