Browsing All posts tagged under »President Eisenhower«

Prudence/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 14, 2020

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I just read a vignette about President Dwight Eisenhower. Someone handed him a sealed envelope and told the President its contents was for his review. President Eisenhower refused to open the envelope as it was his policy to only review documents that had first been reviewed by an aide. He wanted to ensure that at […]

The Power of Persuasion/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 5, 2019

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Tonight is the President’s 2019 State of the Union Address. The anticipation lies in people guessing what the President will say, or not say, about the Wall. I came across a book review of a work written long ago (1960)entitled “Presidential Power” by Richard Neustadt. The authors describes one of the powers a successful President […]

Wisdom From a Former President/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 1, 2018

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Jon Meacham, an historian and author, wrote a piece for the NY Times on December 29. 2017. His contribution was entitled: “Donald Trump and the Limits of the Reality TV Presidency”. Mr. Meacham quotes President Eisenhower about leadership style: “You do not lead by hitting people over the head. Any damn fool can do that, […]

Short Mediation Thought/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 19, 2016

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When President Truman prepared to leave the White House, he mused that President Eisenhower, his successor, would not like the Presidential experience. Referring to President Eisenhower’s experience as General, President Truman said: “He will give orders but will be surprised when none of them are heeded.” If you have a controversy and want to have […]