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A Primer on Clinton and Trump’s Management Styles, Before the First Debate

Government Executive’s profiles of the presidential candidates explore how they would lead the vast federal bureaucracy.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump are preparing to face off Monday night at Hofstra University in New York, in the first of three much anticipated presidential debates. As many as 100 million people are expected to tune into the discussion, moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, and among the viewers will be federal employees looking not only for clarity on the candidates’ policy positions, but also for indications of how their next boss might behave in high pressure situations.

For those who want to brush up on the candidates’ management styles before the big event, Government Executive’s Charles S. Clark and Eric Katz have explored this issue in the following profiles of Clinton and Trump.

The Wonk in Chief: Hillary Clinton’s leadership style combines feminism with a view that government can accomplish great things.

The Dealmaker in Chief: Donald Trump has big plans for the nation, but it would take a big government to carry them out—even after ridding agencies of "stupid people."