Richard Lummis and I are back to continue our series of exploring leadership through the study of US Presidents. This episode begins a short series on Gilded Age Presidents, now largely forgotten. In this episode we take up Grover Cleveland.
Some of the highlights include:
- Educational and Professional-background of Grover Cleveland
- New York Politician including his term as Mayor of Buffalo and Governor of NY
- Election Campaigns, including Rum, Romanism and Rebellion
- Presidency including Reform (1st term); the Tariff (1st term); Military Policy (1st term); Labor unrest and Pullman Strike (2nd term) and Foreign affairs (2nd term)
- Leadership Issuesincluding (1) Why tone at the top matters? A Public Office is a Public Trust; (2) How Cleveland helped to return power to the Executive Branch; (3) When is the ‘vision thing’ needed? and (6) Servant Leadership- Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters.