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Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage Paperback – August 26, 2003
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Give Voice to Your Leadership--ER did not start out a brilliant and inspiring public speaker, she had to practice at it. She eventually managed to be an effective communicator through both speech and her writing in columns. She held press conferences at the White House for women reporters only--she identified an audience she could reach and began speaking to them.
Embrace Risk--despite many folks including herself being unsure of her and her role, at Truman's request ER took on a role within the formation of the UN and went on to be a leading proponant of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She took this on shortly after the death of FDR--a time when she could have retired. Instead she started on a second life.
Never Stop Learning--this keeps coming up in the lives of leaders--they have an interest in the world and learning about it. ER traveled extensively in the latter part of her life and took a good deal of interest in learning about the world and the various cultures enhabiting it. She traveled throughout the middle east and India. She also used her columns, and speeches as a tool to educate others.
This book also shows Eleanor's self-doubt -- a feeling that all mortals experience. Eleanor is not a "super hero." She was a living, breathing woman who didn't know where life would take her.
Finally, this book is about leadership -- not the hard-charging, slash-and-burn, take no prisoners approach. But the kinder, gentler, diplomatic approach, that appeals to people's desire to create a better world for themselves and everyone around them.
This is a great read, and will leave you inspired!
The book is divided into 12 sections, each focusing on one aspect of ER's leadership:
1) Learn from Your Past
2) Find Mentors and Advisers
3) Mothering: Training for Leadership
4) Learning the Hard Way
5) Find Your Leadership Passion
6) Your Leadership Your Way
7) Give Voice to Your Leadership
8) Face criticism with Courage
9) Keep Your Focus
10) Contacts, Networks, and Connections
11) Embrace Risk
12) Never Stop Learning
Inter-weaved into each chapter are numerous stories from ER's life in which she has demonstrated leadership in these areas. As stated by the author: "If there are essential threads that can be pulled from Eleanor's story of leadership, they are her adherence to her values, her keen assessment of people's needs, and her ability to motivate those around her to take responsibility and work for change."
What sets this book apart is the structure, the selection of supporting biographical elements and the summary of the key lessons at the end of each chapter. A must read Leadership book!Read more ›
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Robin Gerber has written a wonderful book on leadership qualities using Eleanor Roosevelt as her role model. Read morePublished 7 months ago by golfer101
I am working with a study group discussing this book and how it applies to today's leaders. The book is fabulous.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wisdome for the ages - this book should be a must-read for anyone, man or woman, who intends to take on a role that will make a difference.Published 14 months ago by Teri
Eleanor is one of the greatest American leaders and role models for caring, kindness, and social responsibility.Published 20 months ago by Andrew Rose
I have ordered books from this store thru Amazon numerous times and the books are always better than described. Thanks!!Published 21 months ago by candace chambers
Amazing woman, amazing leader, amazing role model... still reading it. Loving it, loving her, loving the learning experience. Wish I could give it more stars. Read morePublished 22 months ago by MrsValentin-Jackson