Edward Kennedy's Leadership Lessons

Edward Kennedy's Leadership Lessons

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Born the youngest of four sons in Americaa€™s a€œroyal family, a€ Edward M. Kennedy was considered the least likely to succeed. His early years seemed to bear out this prognosis. But after being elected to the United States Senate, facing almost unspeakable tragedy, and owning up to his mistakes, Kennedy grew into one of the greatest senators in American history. He was a leader who understood how to forge alliances, build consensus, and get results. The lessons of his life are essential for any leader. The life of Edward a€œTeda€ Kennedy reads like a gripping novel about a man who transforms himself in the crucible of tragedy and emerges triumphant. Ultimately it is a story of redemption, of a man who grew into himselfa€“and became one of the most effective, powerful, and revered leaders in American history. Born February 22, 1932, in Boston, Massachusetts, Edward Moore Kennedy was the youngest of nine children in what is often referred to as Americaa€™s a€œroyal family.a€ He had politics in his blooda€“both his father, Joseph P. Kennedy, and his mother, the former Rose Fitzgerald, came from prominent Irish-Catholic families long involved in the rough-edged world of Democratic politics in Boston and Massachusetts. New Word City, publishers of digital originals, contributes 10 percent of its profits to literacy causes.He was physically frail, but his voice was full of passion: a€œMy fellow Democrats, my fellow Americans, it is so wonderful to ... Three months later Ted was at the White House as President Obama signed a national service bill that bears his name.

Title:Edward Kennedy's Leadership Lessons
Author:New Word City
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2010-02-01


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