Leadership in turbulent times / Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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 adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man? In Leadership in Turbulent Times, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely--Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)--to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders. 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 adversity. 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."--Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      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.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-447) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9781476795928
      1476795924
      9781476795935
      1476795932
    • Accession Number:
      2018020283
    • Accession Number:
      on1033551564
      1033551564
    • Accession Number:
      fay.580315
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      GOODWIN, D. K. Leadership in turbulent times. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. [s. l.]: Simon & Schuster, 2018. ISBN 9781476795928. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580315. Acesso em: 28 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Goodwin DK. Leadership in Turbulent Times. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. Simon & Schuster; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580315. Accessed May 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Goodwin, D. K. (2018). Leadership in turbulent times (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Goodwin, Doris Kearns. 2018. Leadership in Turbulent Times. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. Simon & Schuster. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580315.
    • Harvard:
      Goodwin, D. K. (2018) Leadership in turbulent times. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. Simon & Schuster. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580315 (Accessed: 28 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Goodwin, DK 2018, Leadership in turbulent times, First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, viewed 28 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Leadership in Turbulent Times. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580315.
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      Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Leadership in Turbulent Times. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. Simon & Schuster, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580315.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Goodwin DK. Leadership in turbulent times [Internet]. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. Simon & Schuster; 2018 [cited 2020 May 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.580315

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 August #1

In our own turbulent times, presidential leadership—its qualities, requirements, and outcomes—has become an important concern.  While presidential historian Goodwin (The Bully Pulpit, 2013) does not address the present situation in this beautifully written meditation on the topic, her assessment of four respected presidents' abilities as leaders cannot help but contribute to current debates.  Goodwin considers Lincoln, both Roosevelts, and Lyndon Johnson, all subjects of her previous work, in a three-part inquiry that begins with discussion of each president's formative experiences and early public life, moves to a life-altering crisis for each man and its impact on his trajectory, and, finally, focuses on an episode during that man's time in office that illustrates his particular approach to leadership under difficult conditions.  Goodwin offers no single template for presidential leadership, concluding that the successes of these men reflected unique convergences of the individual, his context, and the crisis at hand. She does, however, identify common and essential characteristics among her legendary subjects: responsiveness to human needs, willingness to evolve, and a wish to be remembered for their achievements. Pulitzer- and Carnegie Medal–winning historian Goodwin draws on 50 years of scholarship in this strong and resonant addition to the literature of the presidency. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Best-selling Goodwin's numerous in-person and media appearances will fuel steady interest in this expert, extremely relevant study. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 April #2

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Goodwin has spent five decades studying presidential history, so you can bet she can offer insight into what makes a good leader, especially in the worst of times. Studying Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in the area of civil rights), she finds no common paths but common traits: ambition, resilience, and moral purpose.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2018 September #1

Are great leaders born or made? What qualities make a great leader? Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Goodwin (Team of Rivals) sets out to answer these questions by examining the lives of the four presidents she has studied most thoroughly: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. This book is divided into three sections: "Ambition and the Recognition of Leadership," "Adversity and Growth," and "The Leader and the Times: How They Led." In each, biographical chapters detail a time when each man's leadership skills and abilities were formed, tested, and at their peak. In the final chapter, Goodwin lists the various traits each president displayed and analyzes these through a case study. Although none of these men displayed the exact same qualities to the same degree, their leadership styles fit the needs of the nation at that particular moment. The author concludes that learned leadership skills in conjunction with the right timing in history led these men to success. VERDICT Goodwin distills years of scholarship into an easily accessible study of leadership qualities that will appeal to anybody interested in American history, U.S. presidents, and leadership studies. [See Prepub Alert, 3/26/18.]—Chad E. Statler, Westlake Porter P.L., Westlake, OH

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 July #5

Goodwin (Team of Rivals) further burnishes her credentials as a popular historian with this thoughtful revisiting of the lives of four presidents to whom she has previously dedicated individual books—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson—with the aim of obtaining answers to eternal questions about leadership, including what life experiences contribute to it and whether "the times make the leader" or vice versa. She toggles back and forth between her subjects in sections that trace their upbringings and ambitions, the adversities that tested them (such as personal tragedies and crippling illness), and their approach to the major challenges that confronted them as presidents. She notes commonalities—each of the four was determined to outwork political opponents—as well as differences, for example contrasting Lincoln's impoverished childhood with the privileged upbringing both Roosevelts had. The meat of the book is four chapters, one for each subject, about important episodes in their presidencies, with headings naming elements of their leadership styles ("Acknowledge when failed policies demand a change in direction"; "Don't hit unless you have to, but when you hit, hit hard"). Goodwin does not shy from criticism, especially of Johnson, whom she worked for in the White House and helped with his memoirs; she writes that he stumbled badly on Vietnam. But overall the tone is inspirational, setting forth examples of how to do leadership right. (Sept.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.