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Probation and Pretrial Chiefs Can Learn from the Leadership Styles of American Presidents

Volume 64 Number 1
June 2000

Probation and pretrial chiefs can learn management lessons by studying the leadership styles of some recent American presidents. Setting aside analyses of the political content of presidential programs, the author focuses on management issues like "vision," "strategy," establishing priorities, etc., to show what contributed to the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of presidential administrations.