Applying a systematic leadership framework to the Presidency

When president-elect John F. Kennedy asked Bob McNamara, then-president of Ford Motor Company, to join his cabinet, McNamara said that he didn’t know anything about government. JFK is said to have replied, “well, we can both learn on the job. I don’t know how to be President.” And so it’s been ever since, according to my next guest. Dr. Michael Siegel is senior education specialist at the Federal Judicial Center and adjunct professor at two universities. He’s also written a book: The President as Leader. And he joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss it.