Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 2016.
Book — xxxv, 60 pages ; 18 cm.
In late 1921, then secretary of commerce Herbert Hoover decided to distill from his experiences a coherent understanding of the American experiment he cherished. The result was the 1922 book American Individualism. In it, Hoover expounded and vigorously defended what has come to be called American exceptionalism: the set of beliefs and values that still makes America unique. He argued that America can make steady, sure progress if we preserve our individualism, preserve and stimulate the initiative of our people, insist on and maintain the safeguards to equality of opportunity, and honor service as a part of our national character. American Individualism asserts that equal opportunity for individuals to develop their abilities is "the sole source of progress" and the fundamental impulse behind American civilization for three-now four-centuries. More than ninety years have passed since this book was first published; it is clear, in retrospect, that the volume was partly motivated by the political controversies of the time. But American Individualism is not simply a product of a dim and receding past. To a considerable degree the ideological battles of Hoover's era are the battles of our own, and the interpretations we make of our past-particularly the years between 1921 and 1933-will mold our perspective on the crises of the present. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817920159 20170213
A Framework For Leadership Introduction: A Cognitive Approach to Leadership Human Development and Leadership The Leaders Stories * Case Studies: From Domains To Nations Margaret Mead: An Observer of Diverse Cultures Educates Her Own J. Robert Oppenheimer: The Teaching of Physics, the Lessons of Politics Robert Maynard Hutchins: Bringing The Higher Learning to America Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.: The Business of America George C. Marshall: The Embodiment of the Good Soldier Pope John XXIII: Rediscovering the Spirit of the Church Eleanor Roosevelt: Ordinariness and Extraordinariness Martin Luther King Jr.: Leading in a Rapidly Changing Environment Margaret Thatcher: A Clear Sense of Identity A Generation of World Leaders * Conclusion: Leadership That Looks Forward Jean Monnet and Mahatma Gandhi: Leadership Beyond National Boundaries Lessons from the Past, Implications for the Future.
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Drawing on his groundbreaking work on intelligence and creativity, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, developer of the theory of Multiple Intelligences, offers fascinating revelations about the mind of the leader and his or her followers. He identifies six constant features of leadership as well as paradoxes that must be resolved for leadership to be effective using portraits of leaders from J. Robert Oppenheimer to Alfred P. Sloan, from Pope John XXIII to Mahatma Gandhi. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780465082797 20160528