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Wilson: War Message

Wilson: War Message

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Gentlemen of the Congress:
 I have called the Congress into extraordinary session because there are serious, very serious, choices of policy to be made, and made immediately, which it was neither right nor constitutionally permissible that I should assume the responsibility of making.

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Slaveholding Presidents

Slaveholding Presidents

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How many of our presidents owned slaves? There are two ways of interpreting your question. Either: How many presidents owned slaves at some point in their lives? Or: How many presidents owned slaves while serving as chief executive? Many books get the answers to these questions wro ...
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Effective Leadership

Effective Leadership

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What is leadership and how can we tell who an effective leader is?These are perennial questions people have been asking since Homer sang of the exploits of Odysseus, Agamemnon, and their kin during the Trojan War.  What is it about the way human beings are hardwired that makes i ...
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Peter Cook Biography

Peter Cook Biography

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Peter got his start working for 17 cents an hour on a Kelvinator assembly line, and attending accounting and secretarial classes at Davenport Business School.  In 1940, he married the love of his life, Emajean "Pat" Vandersluis, at Grace Reformed Church in Wyoming, Michigan.  The Cooks adopted two ...
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Ask Gleaves Leadership Seminar – Leveraging Crisis

February 29, 2012 - Be prepared. The story of the leader is often a morality play. There are countless cautionary tales from history -- from Cicero and Cato to Admiral James Stockdale. We also recognize that leaders are laughers: the importance of a sense of humor in a crisis and t ...
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Ask Gleaves Leadership Seminars – The Leadership Lifecycle

December 1, 2011The Leadership Life Cycle is one way of structuring the huge topic of leadership. Try to identify where you are on the Life Cycle: follower, leading yourself, leading a team, leading an organization, or growing through crisis. ...
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Ask Gleaves Leadership Seminars Olivia Dorgan

Throughout the academic year, Hauenstein Center Director Gleaves Whitney teaches innovative leadership seminars that explore the history, theories, and tools of leadership, along with their practical application. All seminars feature a guest presentation by Associate Director Brian Flanagan or a Pet ...
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Exhausted by Politics

Exhausted by Politics

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With presidential campaigns becoming increasingly long, loud, and lavish, Americans are growing weary of politics. Civic engagement is suffering. The only contact with government that most citizens will grudgingly tolerate is jury duty. There are at least three factors contributing to our national w ...
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Death, Happiness, and Leadership

Death, Happiness, and Leadership

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The death of Steve Jobs has brought to light his Socratic side, the conviction that a good life is about preparing for a good death. (Compare Jobs's 2005 Stanford commencement address to Plato's Apology, Crito, and Phaedo.)From Socrates to Steve Jobs, the art of living comes down to this: living ...
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Great Plains geography 3

Great Plains geography 3

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The High Plains: You know 'em when you see 'em.Comparing the seven maps that follow shows the challenge of defining the Great Plains. The first map is the most vague; the last map, the most specific. Using different criteria, each map locates the region's boundaries differently, e ...
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