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Why it was easy to like Ike

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What made Dwight D. Eisenhower—who led the Allies to victory in World War II and won election as U.S. president in two landslides—such an inspirational leader? Former Eisenhower speechwriter James Humes tells this story:

One day during World War II, a woman lunched with Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Pacific commander of U.S. forces, and dined with Eisenhower. When asked the difference between the two commanders, she replied: “When I had lunch with MacArthur, I learned how great he was. When I had supper with Eisenhower, I learned how great I was.”

--Adapted from "Dwight D. Eisenhower on Leadership," Philip Ernest Schoenberg, www.presidentialexpert.com.

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