In Founding Leadership , Dr. Brent Taylor looks at America’s Founding Fathers, chooses one major leadership characteristic from their lives, and teaches readers how to apply that leadership principle in today’s culture.
To many, the leaders of the American Revolution are distant men of mythstoic, heroic, and unknowable. Though people take for granted that these men were brilliant, they rarely ask why. What distinguished them from their fellow citizens … then and now? What practical lessons can they teach about leadership and about realizing both career and personal goals?
Founding Leadership reveals the all-too-human side of these “marble men,” examining the words, deeds, and personal qualities that allowed Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton, and others to achieve their utopian aims. Taylor demonstrates that effective leadership requires more than perseverance and a laundry list of how-to steps. It requires leaders to conceive visions greater than themselves, communicating and executing those visions in ways that inspire, persuade, and motivate others. In examining historical episodes both famous and obscure, Taylor uncovers the light and dark sides of power, including the motivations behind Benedict Arnold’s infamous betrayal. Through these fascinating studies, readers become more attuned to America’s past andmost importantlyto their own leadership potential.
|Publisher:||Morgan James Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Brent Taylor is a pastor, international speaker, professor of American history, and corporate communicator. He holds degrees from Baylor University as well as two seminaries and is a member of the distinguished Presidential Leadership Scholars program. He teaches US History at Dallas Baptist University. He has published in the Huffington Post and for LifeWay Christian Resources. Brent lives in the Dallas area with his wife and three children.
What People are Saying About This
“In a world where leadership theories change like the season, Brent Taylor weaves together leadership truths that have lasted over 200 yearsand 2,000 years. Drawing from leadership examples of both past and present, Founding Leadership will inspire true greatness in the boardroom and in life.”
Chief Executive Officer, ACAP Health
“Who knew the Founding Fathers were still so relevant! Brent Taylor’s book Founding Leadership is part history, part leadership guide, and part just a fun read. The author has unlocked key leadership insights from the men who brought us the American Revolution; it’s a must-read for the leaders looking to make a difference with those they lead. This is no ordinary history book.”
Senior Vice President, Brinker International
“Brent Taylor is a delightful storyteller. In this incredibly readable account filled with timeless stories, he captures the essence of the American founders’ leadershipand relates it effectively to contemporary readers. Historically accurate, this book will appeal to business, organizational, and institutional leaders, along with pastors, laypeople, and students of leadershipall of whom will benefit from Taylor’s insights. Historians will enjoy his refreshing approach to the founding generation; Taylor’s passion for history and leadership comes through clearly in this crisply written account.”
Professor of History, Dallas Baptist University
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“Who knew the Founding Fathers were still so relevant! Brent Taylor’s book Founding Leadership is part history, part leadership guide, and part just a fun read. The author has unlocked key leadership insights from the men who brought us the American Revolution; it’s a must-read for the leaders looking to make a difference with those they lead. This is no ordinary history book.” Tony Bridwell
Founding Leadership was recommended to me from a friend but since I do not necessarily enjoy history I was apprehensive to pick it up. Well I am so glad that I did. Brent Taylor's take on the founding fathers was both enjoyable and relevant!! He was able to bring each their characters to life with words in way that my history books never could. His connection to today's business leadership principles was spot on. Founding Leadership is a must read for leaders in any organization.