LEAD 275(F) The Art of Presidential Leadership

In this seminar, we will focus on the leadership of some of the greatest American presidents-Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt-as well as some of the most controversial-Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. We will investigate how these presidents developed as leaders before as well as after their election to the presidency. How did they determine their goals, assemble their leadership teams, and mobilize followers? What challenges did they face and what principles guided them? What failures did they meet and why? Can we relate these historical examples to the American presidency today? Readings will include correspondence, speeches, biographies, and political analysis. Format: seminar. No prerequisites. Enrollment limited to 15 (expected 15).

Hour: DUNN