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Gail S. Williams
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Gail S. Williams

Gail S. Williams directs the Leadership Alchemy Program at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.


Question: From a leadership perspective--moving the country and the political process away from division and gridlock and toward consensus, confidence and action--how would you grade President Obama's State of the Union speech?

I give him a grade of an "A". From the onset, his language and actions were inclusive--for example, recognizing John Boehner as the new speaker of the house. He was future focused, as I believe all good leaders must be. The president acknowledged the differences, highlighted what both parties agree on and left space for principled engagement.

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By Gail S. Williams

 |  January 26, 2011; 10:35 AM ET
Category:  Presidential leadership Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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