CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion - Virtual Session Only
Topic: Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Description: This session is an interactive discussion around the key principles and applications of “Leadership: In Turbulent Times.”
In Leadership in Turbulent Times Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights)—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others.
No common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon hardships. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. At moments of great challenge, they were able to summon their talents to enlarge the opportunities and lives of others.
This seminal work provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders in every field. In today’s polarized world, these stories of authentic leadership in times of apprehension and fracture take on a singular urgency.
Facilitator: Chris Westbrook
Bio: Chris Westbrook trains leaders in the public and private sector and also conducts career counseling and workshops for multiple Washington, DC-based nonprofits. A 36-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, Ms. Westbrook served last as Deputy Director of CIA’s premier foreign-language school. Ms. Westbrook also created and facilitated leadership and management training, with a focus on change leadership. This was a mid-career switch after she served as a national security analyst and manager for over 20 years.
**Registration required in advance to help us design the best experience for on-line participation. Thank You!
In-Person Venue: Not available for this month as the Book Discussion will only be held virtually.
Virtual Participation: Zoom link and/or dial-in info is included in the registration confirmation email and on reminders sent 7 days before and 1 day before the event.
Cancellation Policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions. If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.