Senator McCain’s recent calm handling of the New York Times article alleging inappropriate contacts with a lobbyist suggest that he may have successfully completed an Executive Coaching/Anger Management class.
This type of coaching helps the participant define his/her strengths and weaknesses relative to anger, stress, communication and emotional intelligence. It is well known that temper tantrums and explosive behavior are characteristics of Senator McCain during his twenty-five years in government.
His response to the charges made in the New York Times article are indications of the kind of enhancement skills taught in Executive Coaching classes. In his statements to the press, he appeared calm, focused, honest in his feedback, and assertive as opposed to aggressive. There were no signs of hostility, rage, intimidation or controlling. All behaviors for which the Senator is known for.
Perhaps, a remedial course in anger management may be useful for George Bush.
George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomate, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson®, The Trusted Name in Anger Management