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Warren Bennis
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Warren Bennis

Warren Bennis is University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Southern California. His newest book is 'Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in 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?

I'd give the speech an "A" for two big reasons:

1.The pain it will cause the Republicans to respond or counter it. Witness tonight's anemic Republican response.

2. Obama framed the issues for the next election. The framer wins 99 percent of the time!

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By Warren Bennis

 |  January 26, 2011; 10:11 AM ET
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