How Is John D Eisenhower And Eisenhower's Leadership Style

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In the United States political history, John F. Kennedy and Dwight D Eisenhower are two of the most indelible and influential presidents and were living legends in their time. Despite radical differences in both leadership style and approach, each was greatly applauded and forged an enduring premonition upon the psyche of American citizens and the sociopolitical institutions. There are striking contrasts attached to the two presidents. Kennedy as the liberal visionary and herald of a new hopeful frontier and a fortified assurance for the future; Eisenhower as a staunch bulwark of rigid traditional, conventional American values. This paper will examine areas of leadership styles and more particularly regarding foreign and defense policy structures of both presidents. Leadership Styles Both Eisenhower and Kennedy were affected to various levels in governance issues by the previous administrations of Harry Truman and Franklin Roosevelt. However, Kennedy’s leadership style was closely attached to FDR than to Eisenhower. While there were various corresponding viewpoints, the discrete and idiosyncratic values and leadership styles of the two presidents could not be so much dissimilar. Their primary forms of leadership can be classified into formal and informal styles while their foreign policy based on the foundation of either symmetric or asymmetric approach. Essentially each and every nation’s president has a purpose behind his presidency, marked by unalterable commitment. Eisenhower’s formal style differed remarkably with Kennedy’s informal-leaning style of administration characterized by intense cabinet interaction. Eisenhower, through his military orientation, was more attached to a formalized, hierarchical style of i... ... middle of paper ... ...a post- WWII, while Kennedy deeply concentrated on social condition and civil rights issues. Perhaps, in the US politics, no other comparative administrations have contrasted so sharply, a temporal division between the past and the future. References Moss, G. D. (2010). Vietnam: An American Ordeal (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Retrieved from Bose, M.. (1998). Shaping and Signaling Presidential policy; the National Security Decision Making of Eisenhower and Kennedy. College Station: Texas A&M University Press Greenstein, F.I, (2005). Presidents, their Styles and their Leadership. Working Papers, Center for Public Leadership: Princeton University. Welch, J.P, (1996). Eisenhower and Kennedy: Worlds Apart. Final Paper Research. The Presidency and the Executive.

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