The General Services Administration (GSA) The GSA, which controls the building and care of federal property, makes it into the top ten. At a symposium in Washington, Kevin Pope of the GSA discusses obtaining federal contracts. For The Washington Post, Jeffrey MacMillan writes that while some presidents have been great leaders, others have been failures.
Allies describe Trump as a great leader. Critics say he is destroying the environment, tearing up treaties, and undermining the intelligence community.
Has Donald Trump been a great leader? Some observers think so. His supporters believe he has taken America back from political correctness and restored respect for the country. Others see his leadership as divisive, selfish, and destructive.
What makes a great leader? There is no single trait or set of traits that makes someone a great leader. Instead, there are many different factors that can influence whether a person is viewed as a great leader: their ability as a leader, the time period they led, other leaders in the room, and more.
In an article for The Washington Post, journalist Fareed Zakaria lists three essential qualities for being a great leader: charisma, vision, and courage.
Charisma is the ability to inspire people to follow you willingly out of love rather than fear.
The Cabinet is a consultative body comprised of the chiefs of the 15 executive departments. Members of the Cabinet are frequently the President's closest confidants because they are appointed by the President and approved by the Senate. However, some members of the Cabinet may have broader powers than others.
In addition to the Cabinet members, other high-level officials who serve in key positions throughout the government include: the Vice President, who becomes President if the officeholder is unable to fulfill his or her duties; the Chief Justice of the United States, who leads the Supreme Court; and the Attorney General, who is responsible for representing the interests of the United States in court proceedings.
All presidents work with their cabinets on important issues before them, but some do so more openly than others. For example, Franklin D. Roosevelt was known to use the phone to discuss major policy decisions even though he did not directly appoint many people to positions in his administration. By comparison, George W. Bush tended to receive input from a group of advisers before making decisions about government programs and policies.
George Washington is often credited with being the first president because he held this position for two years between 1789 and 1791.
The President is the government's administrative leader. Meeting with the cabinet, signing laws, issuing executive orders, and appointing government employees are all part of the job. (* The President acts as the Chief Diplomat, negotiating treaties with foreign countries. However, since the United States doesn't have a formal diplomatic service, this role is mostly honorary.)
In addition to these duties, the President can make speeches, host events, issue statements, and more. Often, they do this before important decisions are made or after victories are achieved by their agencies. They often take credit for these actions - which are not true accomplishments but merely announcements that can be used to justify future budgets or policies.
Finally, the President can grant pardons, give awards, and make speeches at events such as state funerals. These are all useful tools for influencing people and sometimes may be the only ways they can act. For example, President Trump could not veto bills approved by Congress but he could pardon individuals involved in investigations related to his administration. Since investigations may continue even after he leaves office, this gives him time to think about how to deal with these issues before he leaves office.
Overall, the President leads through influence rather than authority. This means that they get things done by encouraging others to follow them or ignore them.