Retired SecDefense and CIA Director Robert Gates on admirable presidential and leadership traits. (Today on Morning Joe, MSNBC)
Obama: making tough decisions with little leadership background.
Bush: courage in taking on serious problems.
Bush the elder: ability to bring people together in large coalitions
-Listen to and empower your people.
-Weakness of the White House developing and implementing strategy.
-Presidents need people around him that push back.
-Best presidential leaders: Washington, Lincoln, both Roosevelts, Truman, Eisenhower, Reagan.
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