Why Obama shouldn't put Clinton on his team

11/21/2008 | Harvard Business Review online

It would be an enormous blunder for President-elect Barack Obama to choose Sen. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, says leadership consultant Michael Watkins. "Why? Because you simply shouldn't bring a bitter rival onto your team in a subordinate role unless there is a compelling reason for doing so," he says. Appoint her to the Supreme Court instead, he says.

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