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Abraham Zaleznik

Abraham Zaleznik

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

A Sigh of Relief

Obama is very intelligent. He is also very thoughtful. He appears to invite comment and particpation from his advisors and soon-to-be cabinet officials. He is not a hip shooter. He is articulate, as demonstrated throughout his capaign, and I believe he is prepared to meet the emergency of our near-collapse economy. He is sensitive to congressional relations -- while working collaboratively with Congress, he will not be "run over" by the many forces that emanate from it. I have high hopes that his leadership style will draw support from the electorate as well as the country's leaders. What a relief that we will have a person of such extraordinary character in the White House!

By Abraham Zaleznik

 |  January 14, 2009; 10:19 AM ET
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