Clinton’s Style of Management Introduction: Where the modern theories of leadership are concerned, especially in the light of the political frames, one of the most important contributions comes from a certain Nicolo Machiavelli. His work has commonly been identified with a type of realist theory of leadership that completely separates questions concerning the use of political power from any and all moral considerations, according to his reading, Machiavelli advocates the use of any means no matter how immoral or evil, to ensure the acquisition and retention of power (Holliday, 2000). He found the desire to acquire and claim as being normal and natural. Background William Clinton better known the world over as President Clinton was one of the most prolific leaders of the USA that the contemporary times has seen-charismatic, intelligent and awe-inspiring, Clinton was great simply because he defeated the proposition put forward by Machiavelli, his leadership was successful because of its manifestations not because of the fact that he managed to get power and to stay in power. Bill Clinton was elected as the President of the US twice-the most allowed or the post- in 1992, in 1996.
he was also the first Democrat who was able to get elected to a second term for in almost six decades. Under his leadership, the United States enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and the longest economic expansion in U. S. history. President Clinton’s core values of building community, creating opportunity, and demanding responsibility resulted in unprecedented progress for America, including moving the nation from record deficits to record surpluses; the creation of over 22 million jobs—more than any other administration; low levels of unemployment, poverty and crime; and the highest homeownership and college enrollment rates in history. President Clinton’s accomplishments in the White House include increasing investment in education, providing tax relief for working families, helping millions of Americans move from welfare to work, expanding access to technology, encouraging investment in underserved communities, protecting the environment, countering the threat of terrorism and promoting peace and strengthening democracy around the world.
His Administration’s economic policies fostered the largest peacetime economic expansion in history. President Clinton previously served as the Governor of Arkansas, chairman of the National Governors’ Association and Attorney General of Arkansas.
As former chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, he is one of the original architects and leading advocates of the Third Way movement. Clinton is one of the most successful presidents in the history of USA. He has been credited with the creation of over a billion jobs and an economic force that brought USA into the IT age. Not just this, his foreign policy agenda and implementation of foreign policy decisions have been among the best strategized in contemporary world history.
It would therefore be interesting to study his style of management, leadership and decision making in some detail. One can call it a manifestation of Clinton’s confidence in his abilities or his notions of naiveté but in 1992, much to many people’s surprise, he came up with a book, “Putting people First”. The book was also perceived by some to be the platform that Clinton contested the elections on (Weisberg, 1994). The basic manifesto he put forward consisted of five pronged goal attainment. These, by order of importance, were the economy, the work and welfare requirements of the American citizen, healthcare and government reform.
He promised that he would get the economy out of the slumber in which it had been put due to the recession of 1991-92, and work toward the creation of 8 million jobs, in part by achieving the reduction of the fiscal deficit. He promised to transform the welfare by obliging recipient’s or work after two years on the dole. He also proposed health sector reform wherein the cost of healthcare would be brought under control and for guaranteeing a basic benefits package to every American.
He declared support for an education-and-training agenda be called lifetime learning. Last, he pledged to make the process of governance smarter chepae and ore efficient.