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What Makes Great Leaders Great: Management Lessons from Icons Who Changed the World by Frank Arnold

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CHAPTER 38

Establish Effective Cooperation

LEARNING FROM

Joe Biden

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Even the second most powerful man in the world still has a boss. In fact, apart from a small minority, everyone in society has somebody above them. People who do not have a boss constitute a relatively small proportion of the working population; that includes such professions as self-employed lawyers, doctors, consultants, and owner-managers of companies. This chapter will show what U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (born in 1942) can teach us about working effectively with a hierarchical superior.

Biden is a veteran politician. He joined the U.S. Congress as one of its youngest ever ...

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