Barack Obama

Lunching with the Enemy: why building alliances with detractors is a smart move

I suspect many people were glued to their television sets watching the results of the United States presidential election last year and followed their favourite newscasters as they speculated on what President Obama needed to do during his second term in office. I particularly like CNN, specifically, David Gergen, senior political analyst and past advisor …

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The Obama bottom-line: don’t forget who signs your paycheck

President Obama pulled the trigger yesterday on Gen. Stanley McChrystal who shot off his mouth in Rolling Stone magazine and learned another management truism “everyone’s replaceable.” General McChrystal, by all accounts, had a reputation for being a maverick, who seemed to enjoy pushing the envelope.  Apparently, he pushed this one too far with his flippant remarks …

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