Doris Kearns Goodwin Teaches U.S. Presidential History & Leadership

FYI: Pres­i­den­tial his­to­ri­an Doris Kearns Goodwin–author of Lead­er­ship: In Tur­bu­lent Times, Team of Rivals: The Polit­i­cal Genius of Abra­ham Lin­coln, and No Ordi­nary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roo­sevelthas just released a new online course on Mas­ter­Class. Here’s the ground that the course cov­ers:

Alto­geth­er, she’s spent more than 50 years study­ing great Amer­i­can pres­i­dents and lead­ers of the past, writ­ing sev­er­al award-win­ning, best­selling biogra­phies, includ­ing No Ordi­nary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roo­sevelt: The Home Front in World War II, which won the Pulitzer Prize for His­to­ry. Now she’s shar­ing her knowl­edge and teach­ing you to lead like a pres­i­dent.

In Doris’s Mas­ter­Class, you can learn to devel­op the char­ac­ter­is­tics and human skills of excep­tion­al Amer­i­can lead­er­ship, from Lin­coln to Oba­ma. Doris brings to life the sto­ries and expe­ri­ences of four pres­i­dents she knows by heart—Lincoln, Ted­dy Roo­sevelt, FDR, and LBJ—and shares a tem­plate of human skills that make great lead­ers: humil­i­ty, empa­thy, resilience, self-aware­ness, self-reflec­tion, the abil­i­ty to cre­ate a team and com­mu­ni­cate through sto­ries, and shar­ing your ambi­tion for the greater good. She also uses exam­ples from oth­er his­tor­i­cal fig­ures, includ­ing Eleanor Roo­sevelt, Win­ston Churchill, and Mar­tin Luther King Jr., to teach effec­tive lead­er­ship qual­i­ties and prac­ti­cal wis­dom for every day. Learn how to make bet­ter deci­sions, man­age a cri­sis, and get a mes­sage across, whether you’re inter­act­ing with the media, com­mu­ni­cat­ing to a team at work, or deliv­er­ing a speech meant to inspire and empow­er thou­sands of peo­ple.

In this class, you’ll learn about:
• Devel­op­ing emo­tion­al intel­li­gence
• Expe­ri­ences and sto­ries of U.S. pres­i­dents
• Build­ing resilience
• Build­ing and lead­ing a team
• Mak­ing bet­ter deci­sions, big or small
• Nav­i­gat­ing a cri­sis
• Deliv­er­ing a mes­sage and con­sid­er­ing an audi­ence
• The pow­er of speech­es
• Replen­ish­ing your ener­gy
• Civic engage­ment

You can sign up for Kearns Good­win’s course here.

As a free unre­lat­ed bonus, you can stream Kearns Good­win’s long inter­view with Tim Fer­ris. There, she takes an engag­ing look at the lead­er­ship skills of four Amer­i­can presidents–Lincoln, FDR, Ted­dy Roo­sevelt and LBJ. It’s well worth a lis­ten…

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