Is likability overrated?

    I ask because after reading Dave Davies’ excellent piece on City Councilman Bill Green, I wonder how much likability trumps intelligence or efficiency?

    And whether it should.

    Would you rather have a leader you like, or one who you may not love, but who gets things done?

    Is it possible to have both?

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    There’s plenty of research on both sides of the likability factor. And there are lots of other leaders and politicians who face this dilemma — including Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

    But what do you think?

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