Bennis in Fortune on Obama’s Leadership

"When you read Obama's speeches, they're beautiful," says Warren Bennis, Distinguished CCLP Fellow. "They'll go down as some of the most brilliant essays. But none of them has a sound bite. Where is Reagan's, 'Mr. Gorbachev tear down that wall?'" Bennis was cited an article on Fortune Magazine's website where experts were asked to critique the leadership qualities of President Obama….

The Etiquette of American Politics

South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson has been admonished for yelling “You lie” during President Obama’s health care speech, an outburst that startled many Americans and which others connected to this summer’s rowdy town hall behavior. However, in the United Kingdom the political process is routinely more raucous. Is American the land of polite politics… and is that changing? “There are differences in style between U.S. and U.K. political discourse,” says USC Annenberg communication professor and CCLP faculty fellow Tom Hollihan (pictured), author of Uncivil Wars: Political Campaigns in a Media Age….