University Press of America
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978-0-7618-5352-7 • Paperback • February 2011 • $45.99 • (£35.00)
978-0-7618-5353-4 • eBook • February 2011 • $43.50 • (£33.00)
Ron Felber is a graduate of Georgetown University, Loyola University Chicago, and Drew University where he received his doctorate in Arts and Letters. Dr. Felber has published nine books and numerous articles on the subject of leadership. He began his business career as a sales person, leading to business management and on to president and CEO of a major manufacturing company. Dr. Felber is also co-founder of NuVision Leadership Development Systems and a frequent guest speaker on the subject of presidential leadership, the topic of his 2008 doctoral dissertation. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and three children.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Presidential Lessons in Leadership
Chapter 2 Chapter I: The Big Mistake: Substituting Management for Leadership
Chapter 3 Chapter II: Abraham Lincoln: U.S. President, 1861-1865
Chapter 4 Chapter III: John F. Kennedy: U.S. President, 1961-1963
Chapter 5 Chapter IV: George Washington: U.S. President, 1789-1797
Chapter 6 Chapter V: Franklin D. Roosevelt: U.S. President, 1933-1945
Chapter 7 Chapter VI: Theodore Roosevelt: U.S. President, 1901-1909
Chapter 8 Chapter VII: Ronald Reagan: U.S. President, 1981-1989
Chapter 9 Chapter VIII: The Transformation: From Fearful Manager to Indomitable Leader
Chapter 10 Notes
Chapter 11 Bibliography
Ron Felber's historical inquiry into the leadership abilities of great presidents is first-rate! His argument that successful leadership is character-based is one that should give us hope for the future.
— William Rogers, Dean Casperson School, Drew University
Presidential Lessons in Leadership is an exceptional book describing six exceptional presidents. In every description, Felber has discovered something exciting and invigorating.
— Rep. Charlie Wilson, Charlie Wilson's War
Felber distills the essentials of what distinguish great leaders from good managers into simple, pragmatic lessons...a must-read for today's business leaders and those who aspire to become one.
— Seifi Ghasemi, chairman & CEO, Rockwood Specialties, Inc.
From Washington to Reagan, Presidential Lessons in Leadership tells the individual trials and successes of America's greatest presidents...compelling reading for anyone in search of leadership excellence.
— Senator Bob Dole, presidential nominee