Statesmanship, Character, and Leadership in America: Lessons from History for Forging a Good Society

Hardcover | May 15, 2012

byTerry Newell

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Statesmanship, Character and Leadership demonstrates how individual leaders acted at critical turning points in American history. Terry Newell's analysis defines statesmanship, distinguishes it from leadership, and places it at the forefront of politics. Using seven leaders as case studies, Newell examines how building a transcendent purpose, employing artful politics, and using compelling persuasion are central to achieving a good society. He places special emphasis on the importance of character. This fresh perspective on leadership offers techniques for today's leaders who are committed to moving beyond politics as usual.

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Statesmanship, Character and Leadership demonstrates how individual leaders acted at critical turning points in American history. Terry Newell's analysis defines statesmanship, distinguishes it from leadership, and places it at the forefront of politics. Using seven leaders as case studies, Newell examines how building a transcendent p...

Terry Newell currently teaches and consults on leadership development and ethics through his firm, Leadership for a Responsible Society. He was previously Dean of Faculty of the Federal Executive Institute, a residential education center for high-level government leaders. Prior to that, he was director of the Horace Mann Learning Cent...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023034108X

ISBN - 13:9780230341081

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Table of Contents

Washington Steps Down: The Farewell Address * The Electoral Crisis of 1801: Jefferson’s First Inaugural : Healing the Wounds of Civil War: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural * The Struggle for Woman Suffrage: The Arrest and Trial of Susan B. Anthony * Saving Post-War Europe (and America): The Marshall Plan Speech * The Movement in Crisis: King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail * Constitutional Crisis: Ford Assumes the Presidency and Pardons Nixon * Fostering Statesmanship in Public Life

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"In this imaginative, interesting, and well-written work, Newell identifies key speeches in the leadership careers of key leaders in American history, a unique vantage point so far as I know. The author tells a good story, and has a firm grasp on the leadership literature and a solid grasp of the historical literature. The author wisely uses the C's (context, challenge, character, competence, and consequences) to make sense of the cases. Not only is the approach unique, it also appeals to how we innately learn, though dramatic stories about conflicts and tradeoffs." - Robert Anthony Maranto, 21st Century Chair in Leadership, Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas'Terry Newell makes a truly outstanding contribution to the leadership field at a time of crisis in our nation's capital due to lack of 'statesmanship, character and leadership in America.' His use of history is invaluable.' - David Abshire, president, Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress "Terry Newell gives us a fresh way thinking about what it means to be a statesman and leader in an age when we are in desperate need of both."—Brian D. Shaw, President, The George C. Marshall Foundation