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Leadership in turbulent times

by Goodwin, Doris Kearns (Author)

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"In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration into the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does a... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Part 1. Ambition and the recognition of leadership
  • Abraham: "Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition"
  • Theodore: "I rose like a rocket"
  • Franklin: "No, call me Franklin"
  • Lyndon: "A steam engine in pants"
  • Part 2. Adversity and growth
  • Abraham Lincoln: "I must die or be better"
  • Theodore Roosevelt: "The light has gone out of my life"
  • Franklin Roosevelt: "Above all, try something"
  • Lyndon Johnson: "The most miserable period of my life"
  • Part 3. How they led: man and the times
  • Transformational leadership: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Crisis management: Theodore Roosevelt and the Coal Strike
  • Turnaround leadership: Franklin Roosevelt and the Hundred Days
  • Visionary leadership: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights
  • Epilogue: Of death and legacy.
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