Eyewitness to Power The Essence of Leadership - Nixon to Clinton

ISBN-10: 0743203224
ISBN-13: 9780743203227
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
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Description: Leadership: The Ultimate Guide Few Americans have observed the ups and downs of presidential leadership more closely over the past thirty years -- from Nixon to Clinton and Watergate to Whitewater -- than David Gergen. A White House adviser to four  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Leadership: The Ultimate Guide Few Americans have observed the ups and downs of presidential leadership more closely over the past thirty years -- from Nixon to Clinton and Watergate to Whitewater -- than David Gergen. A White House adviser to four presidents, both Republican and Democrat, he offers a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of their struggles to exercise power and draws from them key lessons for leaders of the future. Taking us inside the administrations of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton, Gergen reflects on everything from why Nixon was the best global strategist among recent presidents to how the Bill-and-Hillary seesaw rocked the White House during Clinton's tenure as president. Gergen argues that, as the twenty-first century begins, our success as a country will depend heavily upon the success of a new generation in power. Drawing upon his many experiences in the White House, he offers seven vital elements for future leaders. What they must have, he says, are inner mastery; a central, compelling purpose rooted in moral values; a capacity to persuade; skills in working within the system; a fast start; a strong, effective team; and a passion that inspires others to keep the flame alive.

Preface
Richard Nixon
The Stuff of Shakespeare
The Bright Side
Why He Fell
Gerald Ford
A Man of Character
Ronald Reagan
The Natural
A Rooseveltian Style
Secrets of the Great Communicator
Bill Clinton
Dreams and Disappointments
Riding the Roller Coaster
Assessing His Leadership
Conclusion: Seven Lessons of Leadership
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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