Professor James Thurber gives CEO's a bad name when he states that "[Bush has] taken a CEO approach to the Hill, which is offensive because people on the Hill want to be collaborators" (A Dealmaker He's Not, but Bush is Getting His Way, New York Times, December 14, 2007: A23).
That is true of company employees as well and it is a wise CEO who encourages his or her subordinates to contribute their ideas to the decisions of the firm. After all, like Mr Bush, most CEO's do not have the "technical expertise" to decide things alone. Nevertheless, Mr. Bush is a loner -- he's "the decider." I fear that Mitt Romney is a more intelligent version of the same autocratic type.
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