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George Washington on Leadership

Richard Brookhiser

America's first president was also one of its strongest leaders-from the military, to government, to business. Richard Brookhiser's revolutionary biography Founding Father took George Washington off the dollar bill and made him live. Now, with his trademark wit and precision, Brookhiser expertly examines the details of Washington's life that full-scale biographies sweep over, to instruct us in true leadership. He explains how Washington maximized his strengths and overcame his flaws, and inspires us to do likewise. It shows how one man's struggles and successes 200 years ago can be a model for leaders today. Washington oversaw two start-ups: the army and the presidency. He chaired the most important meeting in American history, the Constitutional Convention. Washington rose from being a third son who was a major in the militia to one of the most famous men in the world. At every stage in his career, he had to deal with changing circumstances, from tobacco prices to geopolitics, and with wildly different classes of men, from frontiersmen to aristocrats. Washington's example is so crucial because of the many firsts he is responsible for.

America's first president was also one of its strongest leaders-from the military, to government, to business. Richard Brookhiser's revolutionary biography Founding Father took George Washington off the dollar bill and made him live. Now, with his trademark wit and precision, Brookhiser expertly examines the details of Washington's life that full-scale biographies sweep over, to instruct us in true leadership. He explains how Washington maximized his strengths and overcame his flaws, and inspires us to do likewise. It shows how one man's struggles and successes 200 years ago can be a model for leaders today. Washington oversaw two start-ups: the army and the presidency. He chaired the most important meeting in American history, the Constitutional Convention. Washington rose from being a third son who was a major in the militia to one of the most famous men in the world. At every stage in his career, he had to deal with changing circumstances, from tobacco prices to geopolitics, and with wildly different classes of men, from frontiersmen to aristocrats. Washington's example is so crucial because of the many firsts he is responsible for.
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America's first president was also one of its strongest leaders-from the military, to government, to business. Richard Brookhiser's revolutionary biography Founding Father took George Washington off the dollar bill and made him live. Now, with his trademark wit and precision, Brookhiser expertly examines the details of Washington's life that full-scale biographies sweep over, to instruct us in true leadership. He explains how Washington maximized his strengths and overcame his flaws, and inspires us to do likewise. It shows how one man's struggles and successes 200 years ago can be a model for leaders today. Washington oversaw two start-ups: the army and the presidency. He chaired the most important meeting in American history, the Constitutional Convention. Washington rose from being a third son who was a major in the militia to one of the most famous men in the world. At every stage in his career, he had to deal with changing circumstances, from tobacco prices to geopolitics, and with wildly different classes of men, from frontiersmen to aristocrats. Washington's example is so crucial because of the many firsts he is responsible for.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Lawlor

Length:

8h 10m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

16:50


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

26:31


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

30:43


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

21:23


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

17:42


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

36:12


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

20:18


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:30


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

28:30


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

29:21


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

14:08


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

25:46


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

13:15


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

16:54


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

14:05


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

12:22


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

06:47


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

03:13


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

38:32


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

32:26


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

29:56


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

29:05


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

15:56


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

05:03


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

00:28