Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage (Paperback)

Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage

By Robin Gerber

Portfolio, 9781591840206, 368pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2003



Eleanor Roosevelt's remarkable ability to confront and overcome hurdles-be they political, personal, or social-made her one of the greatest leaders of the last century, if not all time. In Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way, author and scholar Robin Gerber examines the values, tactics, and beliefs that enabled Eleanor Roosevelt to bring about tremendous change-in herself and in the world. Examining the former first lady's rise from a difficult childhood to her enormously productive and politically involved years in the White House, as a U.N. delegate and an honorary ambassador, an author, and beyond, Gerber offers women an inspiring road map to heroic living and an unparalleled model for personal achievement.

About the Author

Robin Gerber, the author of Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way, is an international speaker on leadership, a national commentator, and an opinion writer for USA Today and other major newspapers. She is a senior fellow in executive education at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Praise For Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage

"Drawing on Eleanor Roosevelt's inspiring life and words, Robin Gerber has given us a powerful primer for leaders in any field and of any political stripe." (Congressman Richard Gephardt, House Democratic Leader)

"[Gerber] tells Eleanor's story with descriptive flair and gives readers wise advice about finding their leadership passion and following it." (Billie Jean King)

"Like Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt seems a miracle of character and charisma, a born leader whom no one could hope to emulate. Robin Gerber penetrates this aura . . . and exposes the nuts and bolts of an eminently practical leadership style-one from which we can all learn and learn much." (Alan Axelrod, author of Patton on Leadership and Elizabeth I, CEO)

"Eleanor Roosevelt changed the world with her leadership. Robin Gerber tells us how she did it, weaving the first lady's life story and words into empowering leadership advice for today . . . [A] great read and a terrific leadership guide." (Lt. General Claudia Kennedy)