Lessons from a Legendary Leader

A new book on Theodore Roosevelt suggests ways decision-makers can learn from the onetime President's exceptional leadership skills

In Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership (April, 2001, Prima Publishing), author James M. Strock examines the leadership qualities that characterized Roosevelt throughout his life and how those same qualities can guide business leaders today. In this adapted excerpt, Strock details Roosevelt's penchant for taking action, even when doing so entailed risk:

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