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The Soul of a Leader: Character, Conviction, and Ten Lessons in Political Greatness epub

by Waller R. Newell


The Soul of a Leader: Character, Conviction, and Ten Lessons in Political Greatness epub

ISBN: 0061238546

ISBN13: 978-0061238543

Author: Waller R. Newell

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Politics & Government

Language: English

Publisher: Harper (January 6, 2009)

Pages: 352 pages

ePUB book: 1386 kb

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Rating: 4.2

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Finally, he draws from these stories ten lessons in political greatness-lessons the next American president will be wise to heed.

In this engaging blend of character portraiture, historical perspective, and contemporary political insight, Newell proposes a bold new perspective on the evolution of the modern American presidency, from Franklin Roosevelt to George W. Bush. He steps back in time to evaluate the clashing models of Lincoln and Robert E. Lee, as they captured the struggle for the soul of the American Republic.

As Newell plumbs the depths of history, he illuminates the moral, psychological, and intellectual resources we inherit from the traditions of the West-traditions steeped in the experience and reflection on statecraft from ancient times onward-and offers a compass for the challenges America's next generation of leaders will face. Finally, he draws from these stories ten lessons in political greatness-lessons the next American president will be wise to heed.

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The Soul of a Leader is an important book that probes deeply into the question of what makes for greatness among . Waller Newell’s fine book shows the love of honor at work in democratic times, when honor is disguised, diminished or eclipsed.

The Soul of a Leader is an important book that probes deeply into the question of what makes for greatness among democratic statesmen. Turning for inspiration to sources from Lincoln to Pericles, Newell understands the present through the lends of politics, philosophy, and history.

Waller R. Newell is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy and . Newell is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy and co-director of the Centre for Liberal Education and Public Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His books include The Soul of a Leader: Character, Conviction and Ten Lessons in Political Greatness (Harper Collins, forthcoming in 2008), Return to the Year One: The War Against Modernity from Robespierre to al Qaeda (Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming in 2008), The Code of Man: Love, Courage, Pride, Family, Country (Harper Collins, 2003), What Is A Man?

Leaders should develop empathy with their followers. Good leaders always have higher influence but how do they increase their influence on the point where people accept what they say.

Leaders should develop empathy with their followers. Unfortunately, most leaders follow a dictatorial style and neglect empathy altogether. Due to this, they fail to make a closer connection with their followers. Understanding the problems of your followers and feeling their pain is the first step to become an effective leader. Even that is not enough until you work hard and provide your followers with the suitable solution to their problems.

What are we looking for in a leader?

Has the meaning of leadership changed?

Can history provide guidance for the leaders of a rising generation?

What defines the soul of a leader?

In The Soul of a Leader, political scientist and cultural commentator Waller R. Newell offers a fascinating perspective on the role of leadership in American life today. From the birth of democracy in Periclean Athens to the Founding Fathers' view of statesmanship, from the experiences of Abraham Lincoln to those of modern presidents, this far-reaching and provocative new book explores the many and diverse elements of good statesmanhip, including the timeless qualities all good leaders share. As Newell plumbs the depths of history, he illuminates the moral, psychological, and intellectual resources we inherit from the traditions of the West—traditions steeped in the experience and reflection on statecraft from ancient times onward—and offers a compass for the challenges America's next generation of leaders will face.

In this engaging blend of character portraiture, historical perspective, and contemporary political insight, Newell proposes a bold new perspective on the evolution of the modern American presidency, from Franklin Roosevelt to George W. Bush. He steps back in time to evaluate the clashing models of Lincoln and Robert E. Lee, as they captured the struggle for the soul of the American Republic. And, in an essay of masterful historical reach, he contemplates the roots of modern leadership in the story of what he calls "the West's first superpower conflict"—the epic battle between Athens and Sparta, with its echoes of both Vietnam and Iraq. Finally, he draws from these stories ten lessons in political greatness—lessons the next American president will be wise to heed.