Lessons in Leadership from the War of 1812

Lessons in Leadership from the War of 1812


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Leadership has had a great impact on the History of the United States of America. Individual people who have risen to the occasion of leadership have played key roles on that great stage called life. In this new look at leaders and leadership during the War of 1812, the historical profiles of 43 personalities have been carefully selected based on the various roles they played in that dramatic conflict and the modern lessons in leadership that can be gleaned from reviewing each as a "case study." The spotlight has been placed on the lessons learned from these very personal stories which teach practical principles of leadership for today's leaders.
There is nothing quite like learning vicariously from the revealing experiences of others. These individual stories cover a wide spectrum of events, from the first shots fired in the war, to the signing of the Treaty of Ghent by President Madison at the very end of that international conflict. Each vignette holds a valuable piece of the puzzle as to what makes a great leader during times of existential crisis. The authors maintain that good leadership principles can be learned, and that the powerful lessons presented here are quite relevant - and totally applicable - to leadership today! There are many different kinds of leaders presented in this book, as well as lessons regarding the varied ways to develop future leaders. Here, one will get a taste of a wide-spectrum look at the phenomenon of leadership depicted in these studies. It is hoped that the reader will savor this captivating approach to learning leadership lessons through the authentic, and sometimes surprising, examples of real people, in real situations, and particularly through the examination of how they reacted as they faced real pressures and the extremes of wartime conditions. In this book, the reader will also meet American, British, Canadian, and Indian leaders, who affected the outcome of the War of 1812.
Almost anyone can show some leadership ability in easy times - when everything is going to plan - almost anyone can be somewhat inspirational, innovative and strong. The real question, however, is "how does one do when everything's falling apart?" That is the ultimate test of exceptional leadership. As seen here, real leadership is not so much about titles, rank, or raw "power," as it is about character, preparation, and courage. Prepare for a journey of discovery from the lessons in leadership from the War of 1812!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781975917678
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Marc A. De Simone, Sr., Ph.D.

Dr. Marc A. De Simone, Sr., is a native Baltimorean and has taught leadership, theories, models, and practical applications at the Johns Hopkins University, and at the
University of Maryland University College where he is a full collegiate professor. He also provides consulting on leadership to private and public sector entities. Marc holds a Bachelor's in History, a subject which he has taught at the middle school, high school, and college levels. Marc is passionate about lessons learned from our past.
He was selected as the Benjamin Quarles University Honors
Scholar in History, and studied under Dr. Benjamin Quarles
At Morgan State University, where he was inducted into the
Phi Alpha Theta International Honors Society for Historical
Studies, of which he was the President of the Eta Omega
Chapter - 1976 - 78. He holds a Master's degree from
St. Mary's Seminary and University, and a Ph.D. from the
University of Maryland College Park, where his focus of study was on applied behavioral science in organizational settings and organization leadership. Marc is a master trainer and senior consultant with more than 35 years'
experience in teaching, human resource development, and training . Married with four grown children,
Marc is also an accomplished musician and volunteer museum docent at The Homewood House Museum on the grounds of the Johns Hopkins University. He is co-author of the book
Empowering the Leader Within: Four Essential Virtues

Robert Dudley, MS, MBA

Robert Dudley is passionate about making history come alive.
Robert has traveled widely across America and other continents.
While living in Europe for more than five years he traveled to twenty-five countries, including the British Isles which helped in the background for this book. He holds a Bachelor's in Liberal Arts (magna cum laude), a Master's in Environmental Biology, and an MBA. He lives in
Maryland and enjoys sailing and scuba diving with his wife.

Together, these authors have also co-written the book Sam Smith: Star-Spangled Hero which is available on Amazon.com in paperback and E-Book. That work is the story of the unsung patriot who saved Baltimore and helped win the War of 1812.

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