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Leadership on the Run: President Obama sets a record for first year travel aboard

President Obama's travel in his first year via The Economist

According to The Economist, President Barack Obama has been the “keenest presidential globetrotter” over the course of his first term.

It’s interesting to note that over the past year the United States has also been experiencing it’s worst economic challenges since the Great Depression. The President at that time, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, traveled only to Canada and that was for a vacation. Of course,  travel today is much easier and quicker than it was back then. Additionally, an argument can be made that there was a real need to repair the United States’ image abroad.

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Peter A. Mello, Founder/Editor Founder of Weekly Leader and Sea-Fever Consulting, LLC, a leadership development and strategic communications consultancy. Previously, CEO of an international nonprofit organization and COO of a national insurance/risk management services firm. Peter has been leading people and managing organizations for over 30 years, writes a leadership column for MarineNews magazine and blogs about maritime culture at Sea-Fever. Follow him on Twitter.

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