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Marty Linsky

Co-founder of the leadership-focused consulting firm, Cambridge Leadership Associates, Marty Linsky teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School, co-authors the advice column, Leadership House Call and blogs at Linsky on Leadership .

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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?

The president walked the razor's edge by balancing optimism and realism in a speech that was less notable for soaring rhetoric or inspiring vision than for carefully treading a middle road that would play better to the external constituency, the American public, than to his live audience of representatives and senators who will have to make the hard choices about cuts and spending priorities. Can we rally behind a committed centrist?

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By Marty Linsky

 |  January 25, 2011; 11:32 PM ET
Category:  Presidential leadership Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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The vitriol needs to stop on all sides. It’s gotten out of control and is poison for our nation. As this article (http://www.upyourservice.com/learning-library/customer-service-innovation/how-to-stand-out-from-the-crowd) real leaders understand service and they shine at it. We need a leader that understand what the people want and works to deliver. Parties shouldn't matter, the people should.

Posted by: Julie-Ann1 | January 29, 2011 4:41 PM
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