Richard Lummis and Tom Fox continue their a five-part series on leadership lessons from Theodore Roosevelt. We will look at lessons from Roosevelt’s early years in New York up to his cowboying days in Montana; the second phase of his public career, from NYC Police Commission to Assistant Secretary of the Navy, San Juan Hill and the Vice Presidency; his leadership from his Presidency; his life in the post-Presidency and the election of 1912 and we will end with leadership lessons from his post Bull Moose Party life, World War I and event surrounding his death. In this third episode, we consider the leadership lessons learned by Roosevelt in his ascension to the Presidency and his first and second terms as 26th President.

Highlights of this podcast include:

Roosevelt’s ascension to the Presidency after the assassination of President McKinley; his domestic policies including: trust busting, issues with railroads, starting the American conservation movement and regulation of food and drugs. We then turn to foreign policy and his arbitration of the Russo-Japanese War which won him the Nobel Prize, the Roosevelt Corollary to Monroe Doctrine and construction of the Panama Canal. We look at the clection of 1904 and his second term. We conclude with three key leadership lessons: 1. Surround yourself with other leaders; 2. Maintain an Open Channel with Adversaries; and 3. Be able to take criticism.

Resources

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s 10 Leadership Lessons from the White House

6 Leadership Hacks From The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

10 top Leadership Principles of Teddy Roosevelt

The Roosevelts: Eight presidential lessons in leadership

Lessons in Leadership from 100 years ago

Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership

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