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The quote is sourced to the following:
The Ordeal of Power: A political memoir of the Eisenhower Years (New
York ? Athenaeum 1963) p.124 by Emmet John Hughes
Emmet John Hughes was an aide and speech writer for President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The quote appears in the following book:
Re-Viewing the Cold War : Domestic Factors and Foreign Policy in the
by Patrick M. Morgan (Editor), Keith L. Nelson (Editor)
Page 50 of this book refers to Emmet John Hughes reporting
Eisenhower?s comments on leadership,
"Now, look, I happen to know a little about leadership. I?ve had to
work with a lot of nations, for that matter at odds with each other.
And I tell you this: you do not lead by hitting people over the head.
Any damn fool can do that, but it's usually called 'assault' - not
'leadership'...I'll tell you what leadership is. It's persuasion - and
conciliation - and patience. It's long, slow, tough work. That's the
only sort of leadership I know or believe in - or will practice."
On Page 65 it is sourced as above.
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