Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on the Lessons in Presidential Leadership

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum – Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who just released a new book in which she profiles the leadership styles of Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR and Lyndon Johnson – who she worked with in the White House and as a aide in his post-presidency — discusses what we can learn from these leaders.

She notes that leadership is something that impacts us all, as there are leaders in our businesses, our churches, as well as in our government. How someone handles a crisis, the communication with a subordinate, how they delegate authority to others — are all issues that continue to impact every American in some form.

In this hour-long discussion of the four past leaders she profiled in her most recent book, “Leadership In Turbulent Times” she notes that America has faced many chapters in its history that were turbulent, and that we have always managed to address our many problems and periods of crisis, and come out a better nation.

Her appearance at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum was a fundraiser, that managed to raise over $100,000.