By Tom Fox, The Washington PostPublished: November 6
Michael Siegel is the author of The President as Leader, an analysis of the leadership skills of five recent American presidents. He is also an employee-training and leadership specialist for the federal court system and an adjunct professor at American University and Johns Hopkins University. Siegel spoke with Tom Fox, who writes the Washington Post’s Federal Coach blog and is the vice president for leadership and innovation at the Partnership for Public Service. Fox also heads up their Center for Government Leadership.
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