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Exceptional Leadership : Lessons from the Founding Leaders.

Author/Creator:
Fairholm, Gilbert W.
Publication:
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2013.
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1 online resource (297 pages)
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Subjects:
Leadership -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
America is best described by values of independence, freedom, and liberty. These values led our founding leaders to undertake revolution. America is American because being Americans each of us assimilates from birth these ideals and values. Americans intuitively assume that they have rights that no one-not their bosses or even government can take away. They see themselves as free enough to choose the kind of life they will live and able to move from where they are to anyplace else-both literally and metaphysically. American workers think they have the right to work or not to work according to their-the worker's-standards and values of what is appropriate. They grant their bosses fealty as a personal decision and not through compulsion. Of course, most Americans understand that work life entails some limits on personal freedom. But, importantly, the idea and the ideal of freedom are fundamentally present in their make-up. Figuratively, the sky is the only limit to our potential for personal and professional development. Workers expect these values to be honored in the workplace. When they are not, they expend energy in thwarting work systems to maximize their ability to do what their leader wants, but in their way.
Contents:
Intro
Title Page
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Enduring Values That Made America American
Enduring Principles of Leadership Action
The Formative Years
America's Independent Spirit
Unity
Inherent Rights to Property and Happiness
The Preeminence of Natural Rights
Moral Leadership through Service
Organizing for Union, Justice, and the General Welfare
Development of a New Nation
Overcoming Internal Conflict
Finding Liberty via Organizational Leadership
Linking Religion, Morality, and Education to Leadership
Preserving Unity from Internal and External Rivalries
Equal and Exact Justice to All
Coordinating Leadership Under Law
Leading with Courage, Liberty, and Continuity
The Early National Period 1816-1855
Prioritizing Freedom over Profit
Protecting Prosperity and Innate Freedoms
Seeking Unity amid Diversity
Leading toward the Future
Balance in Leading Free and Independent People Fairly
Leadership Is Changing Attitudes
American Leadership Has a Paper Trail
Principles Guiding Effective Human Relationships
Bibliography
Index
About the Author.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Fairholm, Gilbert W. Exceptional Leadership
ISBN:
9780739184158
9780739184141
OCLC:
852158354