Joel Schlesinger's New Book 'The Risk-Takers: American Leaders in Desperate Times' is a Compelling Read That Delves Into America's Brand of Leadership Throughout History

Recent release 'The Risk-Takers: American Leaders in Desperate Times' from Newman Springs Publishing author Joel Schlesinger tackles the leadership performance of past leaders of the United States of America.

Joel Schlesinger, an award-winning organizational leader, has completed his new book "The Risk-Takers: American Leaders in Desperate Times": a profound narrative about the leadership of America's previous leaders and its impact on the country's past and current affairs.

Joel writes, "Scholars have concluded that leadership is among the most studied of phenomena yet the least understood. This inability to precisely define leadership recalls Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's struggles to define pornography, 'I shall not…attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that… But I know it when I see it.' Similarly, when it comes to leadership, we know it when we see it.

This book explores the leadership performance of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Katharine Graham, and Franklin D. Roosevelt at desperate moments in American history. A study of their leadership styles over a period of two centuries suggests that today's leaders might have something to gain from a back-looking perspective on this critical subject. Although this book is ostensibly about the five leaders, ultimately their performance provides a lens for the whole of the topic of leadership past and, especially, present.

This book suggests that there is a holistic unity to leadership and that the four leadership qualities of status, esteem, technical competence, and organizational leadership skills, always present in some measure, help leaders motivate followers. The proper mix of these four qualities may depend on the nature of the followers and the situations faced. The newly elected Lincoln arrived in the nation's capital with low status and esteem; but his savvy technical competence and strong organizational leadership skills brought success. Robert E. Lee possessed high esteem, status, and technical competence; at Gettysburg, his inability to exercise sound organizational leadership skills led to his organization's failure."

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Joel Schlesinger's opus provides an in-depth analysis of the archetypal leadership of prominent men and women that shaped their era's society and perpetuated in modern times.

Readers who wish to experience this work can purchase "The Risk-Takers: American Leaders in Desperate Times" at bookstores everywhere or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

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