As with other consequential presidents before him, Ronald Reagan is emerging as a historical figure transcending the partisan politics of his time.
Reagan on Leadership explores his leadership approach.
Here are 15 top Reagan leadership lessons:
Make those New Year’s resolutions—but not just yet….
Before you take on those new tasks and perspectives and practices for the New Year, what are you leaving behind with the Old Year?
Sept. 17, 1787, is the date on which the United States Constitution was read and engrossed in final form at the constitutional convention. Benjamin Franklin, then 81 years old, was too frail to make a speech; but his written remarks were read aloud by his fellow-member of the Pennsylvania delegation, James Wilson. At the dawn of the 21st century, with Americans reflecting on first principles, Franklin’s guidance remains timely:
Once again, Watergate analogies are in the air. Though they may be overdrawn, there are important lessons that remain evergreen from a historic, catastrophic leadership breakdown at highest level. These lessons are as familiar as Shakespeare or the Bible—and as pertinent as ever in the new world of 21st century leadership.
One major change: the rapid denouement of the Nixon presidency—from electoral triumph to dissolution in less than two years—would be greatly accelerated in today’s Internet age.
Who Am I Serving?
How Can I Best Serve?
Am I Making My Unique Contribution?
What Am I Learning?
Morning: "What good shall I do this day?"
Evening: "What good have I done today?"