Clinton Charisma

Clinton Charisma


SKU: 9781403978165


A rich and inspirational look at Bill Clinton’s leadership style from the bestselling author of Lincoln on Leadership
It is often overlooked, but Bill Clinton assumed the presidency in one of the most difficult times in our nation’s history. The country was in a deep recession, the end of the Cold War had created new threats to our national security, and our health care system was in shambles. 
The country has now come full circle. Leadership has been replaced with self-interest, cronyism, and fear. More than ever, Bill Clinton’s candor and success in adversity warrant revisiting during this age of a closed-door adminstration and governmental incompetence.
The Clinton Charisma is a fascinating, prescriptive guide that reveals the former president’s complex leadership techniques, including his attention to public opinion, his ability to take quick corrective action, and his efficient damage control in the face of political and personal difficulty. 
From diversity to decisiveness, from consensus to compromise, each chapter explores how Clinton employed important leadership principles and the ways in which they were–or were not–effective.
The author asks in the introduction, “Are there lessons to be learned from his time in office–from his damage control strategies, from his ability to implement diversity, or from his decision-making process?”
The answer, as The Clinton Charisma makes compellingly clear, is yes.

Donald T. Phillips is a distinguished professional speaker and one of the premier authorities in the emerging “historical leadership” genre.  His previous publications include an acclaimed trilogy on American leadership, covering Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Founding Fathers.  He also served three terms as Mayor of Fairview, Texas.  Phillips also has extensive media experience; he has made appearances on ABC, CNBC, Fox, NPR and C-Span. 

Praise for Lincoln on Leadership
“Remarkable…a lively and entertaining study that delivers uncommon good sense.”–USA Today“An honest and useful look at Lincoln’s leadership style…Phillips’ timing couldn’t be better.”–Chicago Tribune
“Every member of Congress should have a copy of this book and study it carefully.”–Mary Matalin