PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
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"Bush's stated management model - appointing good people, delegating authority to them, and holding them accountable for results - reflects some common-sense notions he picked up at Harvard Business School. His actual management practice, however, has not followed that model. In practice, Bush tends to appoint mediocre people he trusts to be loyal, delegates hardly any decision-making power to anyone beyond a few top aides, and seldom holds anyone accountable. These failures are related. If you don't give people real authority, you can't reasonably hold them responsible for what follows. What has grown up around the president as a result is not an effective political machine, but a stultifying imperial court, a hackocracy dominated by sycophants, cronies, and yes men."
-Jacob Weisberg

Also, looking at books about this administration to formulate an image of the Bush White House.
Tags: 2006, news, quotes
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