Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership examines and distills the life and work of one of the greatest leaders of American history. TR set the tone for a surging America at the turn of the 20th century. Succeeding presidents have followed in his footsteps—and many have sought to replicate his surpassing example.
TR stands as the only president to be granted the nation’s highest military recognition–the Medal of Honor–as well as the Nobel Peace Prize. He safeguarded the nation’s rich legacy of natural resources and environmental treasures. He led one of the world’s great public works projects—the Panama Canal—thereby uniting America and turning our vision from the “Atlantic Century” to what he foresaw as the “Pacific Century.”
TR did all this—and much, much more, while also establishing a happy and successful family life.
Roosevelt’s leadership—what he regarded as his greatest gift—resonates powerfully in the 21st century. Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership enables readers to learn from the Rough Rider’s example. If you’re seeking to lead in any part of your life, in any sector, TR has lessons that you can apply beginning today.
Praise for Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership
“Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership is filled with invaluable lessons for 21st Century leaders. It deserves a place on every executive’s bookshelf.” — JOHN C. MAXWELL, author of the best-selling The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and founder of EQUIP
“a masterpiece.'” — COL DAVID H. HACKWORTH, (U.S. Army, ret.), author of the bestseller About Face
“This captivating volume is a must-read for people in business, the not-for-profit sector and government who cannot achieve their goals without inspiring others.” — CARLA A. HILLS, chair & CEO of Hills & Company, International Consultants; former U.S. Trade Ambassador and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
“James Strock has written a historically engaging narrative brimming with the affirmative wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt. If you want to succeed in business or education without compromising your moral compass, this marvelous book is an absolute must.” —DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, professor of history, Rice University, and author of Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America
FORBES: “The great thing about U.S. presidents is that, as chief executives of the most complex organization on earth, their wisdom is invaluable to business leaders…. Strock’s Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership renders its subject as an aggressive, risk-taking master of PowerPoint-friendly advice.”
BUSINESS WEEK ONLINE: “suggests ways decision-makers can learn from the onetime President’s exceptional leadership skills.”
THE BUSINESS REVIEW READER: “Vigorous is the best word to describe Teddy Roosevelt and Strock does a fine job of communicating the energy with which our 26th president approached every aspect of his life. In addition to plenty of biographical detail, there are lots of lessons for leaders, ranging from self-discipline to managing teams to motivating the troops.”
THE RAGAN REPORT: “Strock does a thorough job of distilling Roosevelt’s life examples into advice for today’s audience, with many examples that have practical application for communicators.”
THEODORE ROOSEVELT ASSOCIATION JOURNAL: “Strock’s book may well become a kind of Bible to many people, a manual for inspiration that people will keep in the office desk, on the bedside table, in the briefcase for easy and quick renewal.”
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