But among her own staff, she has cultivated a nurturing culture of collegiality and loyalty, a leadership style based in teamwork, and often favored by women, that values consensus over hierarchy.Criticism can be constructive, of course. Failing to recognize that criticism can be based in truth rather than in animosity - the presumption on which the second statement seems to be based - can kill a campaign pretty quickly. The article does address the oft-cited "bunker mentality" of the Clinton camp(s). Not satisfactorily. But it gets a hit.
"She never lets anyone criticize her staff," says Neel Lattimore, who was a spokesman for her in the White House. "The loyalty is a two-way street."
Any thoughts on consensus vs. hierarchy? I have some. I'll come back to them later.