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Abraham Zaleznik

Abraham Zaleznik

Abraham Zaleznik is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus, at the Harvard Business School.

Play It Cool

So far in this news story, Obama is not implicated. There are no implications, let alone allegations, that Obama has anything to do with the governor's alleged attempt to profit from the appointment of a new senator from Illinois.

Obama should keep his hands off in the selection of a successor to the president elect's senate seat. My suggestion to Obama is to play it cool, maintain your distance from the governor's problem, and continue with your work in building a first-rate administration.

By Abraham Zaleznik

 |  December 15, 2008; 10:25 AM ET
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Oh, my. I voted for McCain, but it sounds like "Obama is a socialist" probably put on his tin foil beanie before heading to the polls. (wry grin)

As best I can tell, Obama has no Blagojevich problem. I think Professor Zaleznik has the right idea; Obama needs to tell the whole truth (which appears to be that there's nothing to tell), and then get about the business of preparing to govern this country. Anything else is wasting his time when he hasn't *got* enough time as is to do everything he needs to do.

Since he's done that, the rest of us need to let him get on with his work and let Patrick Kennedy and his team deal with the (allegedly) corrupt governer.

Posted by: sakeneko | December 16, 2008 2:27 PM
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Play it cool. Riiight. The Chicago Street Punk cool. Use that cool as he used when questioned about Wright, Ayers, Resko, ACORN...cool man, cool. Or if by cool you mean play dumb.

Posted by: Obama IS a Socialist | December 16, 2008 9:20 AM
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