Inventing the Job of President: Leadership Style from George Washington to Andrew Jackson

By Fred I. Greenstein

From George Washington's choice to shop for time for the recent kingdom through signing the less-than-ideal Jay Treaty with nice Britain in 1795 to George W. Bush's order of an army intervention in Iraq in 2003, the problem of who's president of the us is of the maximum value. during this booklet, Fred Greenstein examines the management types of the earliest presidents, males who served at a time while it was once certainly not yes that the yank scan in loose executive might succeed.

In his groundbreaking publication The Presidential Difference, Greenstein evaluated the private strengths and weaknesses of the trendy presidents given that Franklin D. Roosevelt. the following, he is taking us again to the very founding of the republic to use a similar yardsticks to the 1st seven presidents from Washington to Andrew Jackson, giving his no-nonsense evaluate of the features that did and didn't serve them good in place of work. for every president, Greenstein presents a concise background of his lifestyles and presidency, and evaluates him within the components of public conversation, organizational ability, political ability, coverage imaginative and prescient, cognitive sort, and emotional intelligence. Washington, for instance, used his organizational prowess--honed as an army commander and plantation owner--to lead an orderly management. by contrast, John Adams used to be erudite yet emotionally unstable, and his presidency was once an organizational disaster.

Inventing the activity of President explains how those early presidents and their successors formed the yank presidency we all know this day and helped the hot republic prosper regardless of profound demanding situations at domestic and abroad.

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