#335: The Life Lessons and Success Habits of Four Presidents — Doris Kearns Goodwin

9/7/2018, 3:05:27 PM , duration(0:0:6)
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<p><strong>Doris Kearns Goodwin</strong> (<a href="https://twitter.com/DorisKGoodwin/" target="_blank">@DorisKGoodwin</a>) is a biographer, historian, and political commentator who found her curiosity about leadership sparked more than half century ago as a professor at Harvard. Her experiences working for LBJ in the White House and later assisting him on his memoirs led to her first book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312060270/offsitoftimfe-20" target="_blank"><em>Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream</em></a>. She followed up with the Pulitzer Prize-winning <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1476750572/offsitoftimfe-20" target="_blank"><em>No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II</em></a>. She earned the Lincoln Prize for the runaway bestseller <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684824906/offsitoftimfe-20" target="_blank"><em>Team of Rivals</em></a>, the basis for Steven Spielberg's award-winning film Lincoln, and the Carnegie Medal for <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1416547878/offsitoftimfe-20" target="_blank"><em>The Bully Pulpit</em></a>, the chronicle of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.</p><p>Her newest book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1476795924/offsitoftimfe-20" target="_blank"><em>Leadership: In Turbulent Times</em></a>, examines how the four presidents she's studied most closely — Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, and LBJ — found their footing. It goes all the way back to when they first entered public life and takes a look at the daily habits, tricks, and tools they used to navigate confusion, uncertainty, fear, and hope to establish themselves as leaders.</p><p>Enjoy!</p><p><strong>This podcast is brought to you by </strong><a href="http://audible.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>Audible</strong></a><strong>.</strong> I have used <a href="http://audible.com/tim" target="_blank">Audible</a> for years, and I love audiobooks. I have a few to recommend:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Ready-Player-One-Audiobook/B005FRGT44/?tag=offsitoftimfe-20" target="_blank"><em>Ready Player One</em></a> by Ernest Cline</li><li><a href="https://www.audible.com/pd/Nonfiction/The-Tao-of-Seneca-Audiobook/B01AIXEJKU/?tag=offsitoftimfe-20" target="_blank"><em>The Tao of Seneca</em></a> by Seneca</li><li><a href="http://www.audible.com/pd/Teens/The-Graveyard-Book-Full-Cast-Production-Audiobook/B00LXHQO22/?tag=offsitoftimfe-20" target="_blank"><em>The Graveyard Book</em></a> by Neil Gaiman</li></ul><p><br></p><p>All you need to do to get your <a href="http://audible.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>free 30-day Audible trial is visit Audible.com/Tim</strong></a>. Choose one of the above books, or choose any of the endless options they offer. That could be a book, a newspaper, a magazine, or even a class. It's that easy. <strong>Go to </strong><a href="http://audible.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>Audible.com/Tim</strong></a><strong> or text TIM to 500500 to get started today.</strong></p><p><strong>This episode is also brought to you by </strong><a href="http://www.inktel.com/tim/" target="_blank"><strong>Inktel</strong></a><strong>.</strong> Ever since I wrote <em>The 4-Hour Workweek</em>, I've been frequently asked about how I choose to delegate tasks. At the root of many of my decisions is a simple question: "How can I invest money to improve my quality of life?" Or, "how can I spend moderate money to save significant time?"</p><p><a href="http://www.inktel.com/tim/" target="_blank"><strong>Inktel</strong></a><strong> </strong>is one of those investments. It is a turnkey solution for all of your customer care needs. Its team answers more than one million customer service requests each year. It can also interact with your customers across all platforms, including email, phone, social media, text, and chat.</p><p>Inktel removes the logistics and headache of customer communication, allowing you to grow your business by focusing on your strengths. And as a listener of this podcast, you can <a href="http://www.inktel.com/tim/" target="_blank"><strong>get up to $10,000 off your start-up fees and costs waived</strong></a> by visiting <a href="http://www.inktel.com/tim/" target="_blank"><strong>inktel.com/tim</strong></a>. </p>