She's Tough, Focused, Blunt and Efficient

Not like that other Clinton who was all leadership, no management
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2007 7:35 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., gestures to the band that welcomed her on to the stage, with former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, during Clinton's campaign appearance at Metro...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – “The worst thing you can do when you work for Hillary Clinton is sit there and nod yes," one veteran of the other Clinton administration told the New York Times. Hillary has a penchant for bluntness, she likes data, and she hates meandering meetings. In an analysis of the Democratic contender's leadership style, the Times notes that Hillary is “organized,” “methodical” and “disciplined"—characteristics rarely attributed to her significant other.

“My husband has extraordinary leadership ability,” she tells the Times. “But he was also not as interested in the day-to-day management. He was much more focused on our goals and objectives: how you do the politics, how you do the persuasion. I’m trying to meld leadership and management in a way that really suits me.”