10 Presidents’ Day Leadership Lessons

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View your rivals as partners.

Though he governed during the Red Scare, an era during which extreme political views were ascendant, Dwight D. Eisenhower was arguably the least partisan president of the modern era. He believed that the political parties should work together, and built an extremely effective working relationship with Democrats. He figured out a way to get people to work together, and got a huge amount of legislation passed – like the Interstate Highway System, which is still the biggest public works project in history.