John F. Kennedy on Leadership

The Lessons and Legacy of a President

 John F. Kennedy on Leadership

Author: John A. Barnes
Pub Date: May 2007
Print Edition: $16.00
Print ISBN: 9780814474556
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814428696

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Now in paperback, the lessons we can take from a beloved President...and an unforgettable leader.

Today’s business leaders have much in common with President Kennedy. They face monumental decisions in unpredictable times; their actions have implications far beyond their own organizations; and they are judged mercilessly and incessantly by both their constituents and the media. Professionals, then, would do well to study the leadership traits that made Kennedy one of the most respected, beloved, and influential world leaders in modern history. John F. Kennedy on Leadership analyzes what made Kennedy, both before and during his Presidency, a unique and dominant force who would serve as the standard by which future leaders would be judged. Readers will learn the value of:

* Planning and decision making: Consult widely, then act.

* Crisis management: Don’t let events manage you.

* Building a team: Find your own "Bobby."

* Independence: Don’t follow the crowd.

* Mistakes: Learn from them and move on.

This timely (and timeless) book will be of interest to anyone involved in leadership.

About the Author

John A. Barnes (New York, NY) is the author of Ulysses S. Grant on Leadership, and has been a journalist, writer, and television commentator for more than 18 years. His columns have appeared in The Boston Herald, The Detroit News, and The New York Post.

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