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Michael Maccoby

Michael Maccoby

Michael Maccoby is an anthropologist and psychoanalyst globally recognized as an expert on leadership. He is the author of The Leaders We Need, And What Makes Us Follow.


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 grade it an A-

The president made a good case for investments in innovation, education and infrastructure, while working to increase exports, cut the deficit and improve the tax system. The minus is because I consider that, besides science and technology, both innovation and a good life require education in the arts and humanities--including history, understanding different cultures and the great works in literature and philosophy.

By Michael Maccoby

 |  January 25, 2011; 10:36 PM ET
Category:  Presidential leadership Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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He gave a vision for the future at a time we need a vision for the future.

Posted by: tinyjab40 | January 31, 2011 12:16 PM
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