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The Resource Leadership in turbulent times, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Leadership in turbulent times, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Label
Leadership in turbulent times
Title
Leadership in turbulent times
Statement of responsibility
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration of the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely--Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)--to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others. By looking back to their first entries into public life, we encounter them at a time when their paths were filled with confusion, fear, and hope. Leadership tells the story of how they all collided with dramatic reversals that disrupted their lives and threatened to shatter forever their ambitions. Nonetheless, they all emerged fitted to confront the contours and dilemmas of their times. No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others. This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today's polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency."--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Dewey number
  • 973.09/9
  • 303.34/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.G65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Presidents
  • Political leadership
  • Character
  • United States
  • Crisis management
  • Political culture
Label
Leadership in turbulent times, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-447) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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.
  • The leader and th etimes: how they led
  • Transformational leadership: Abraham 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
  • Part 1.
  • Epilogue: Of death and remembrance
  • 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
Control code
on1033551564
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 473 pages
Isbn
9781476795935
Lccn
2018020283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1033551564
Label
Leadership in turbulent times, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-447) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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.
  • The leader and th etimes: how they led
  • Transformational leadership: Abraham 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
  • Part 1.
  • Epilogue: Of death and remembrance
  • 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
Control code
on1033551564
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 473 pages
Isbn
9781476795935
Lccn
2018020283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1033551564

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