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The Art of Leadership: Lessons from the American Presidency

Jon Meacham explores what 21st-century leaders in different fields of endeavor can learn from the greatest moments of our common past. This presentation - nonpartisan in content and tone - ranges from Jefferson's pragmatism and JFK's capacity to recover from his own mistakes to the management of conflicting egos as shown by Reagan and FDR and how George H.W. Bush dealt with the end of his presidency. Meacham discusses how history can inform the decisions all of us make every day in positions that demand creative and innovative solutions. Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner and contributor to Time and The New York Times Book Review, Meacham is one of America's most prominent public intellectuals. He understands how issues and events impact our lives and why historical context matters. Meacham's books include "Destiny and Power - The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush," "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power," "Franklin and Winston, American Gospel" and "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009.