"Barrack Obama uses logical and analytical thinking as well as intuitive and creative thinking in his leadership style. This book combines ideas from neuroscience and leadership studies with many excerpts from Obama's speeches and interviews, using Obama's leadership skill set as an example of the right brain/left brain leadership model developed by
the author. Focus is on four different sets of traits: strategic, innovative, transformative, and engaging leadership traits. The book gives background on how the brain is structured for right- and left-brain leadership engagement, then looks at how Obama's personal background enables him to engage both sides of his brain with ease, and provides readers with tools and steps for using the same leadership approaches. Décosterd is a leadership consultant and executive coach."
"Décosterd gets it! After 8 years of George Bush's 'go-it-alone cowboy' policies, Obama's measured, balanced leadership style has reestablished America's place in the world, and given us a renewed optimism for the future that has not been seen since the glory days of Kennedy's Camelot. This is a must-read book for leaders in all sectors- public and private – who want to be successful, while still maintaining their integrity."
"A fitting follow up to her book, Right Brain/Left Brain President: Barack Obama's Uncommon Leadership Ability, and How We Can Each Develop It, Mary Lou Décosterd has given us further insight into a true example of a leader who exemplifies and defines the Right and Left Brain concepts. This book contains practical ideas and application tools that show how leaders can continue to develop our own skill sets following this path."
"Dr. Décosterd builds upon her terrific work in Right Brain/Left Brain President by examining President Obama. Her thoughtful, yet practical, case study provides a unique opportunity to capture the essence of core leadership behaviors."
"This is a fascinating study that blends science with observation to form the first genuinely insightful book on our 44th president. Not since Lincoln, whose style President Obama clearly resembles, has a president captivated a nation with the possible exception of John Kennedy. It is interesting that Kennedy was also considered to be a 'right brain/left brain' individual as this field of brain lateralization was just getting serious. I recommend this book strongly for history and science lovers alike."
"In Right Brain, Left Brain President, Mary Lou Décosterd has written an insightful analysis of the complexities of leadership as examined through a model of one of the most impressive leaders of our times - President Barack Obama. This is an important book that should be read by corporate executives, public officials and community leaders alike. I learned a lot about my own leadership style and commend the book to anyone who has responsibilities for leadership, whether on a macro or micro scale."