Doris Kearns Goodwin Teaches U.S. Presidential History and Leadership
Before she became an internationally acclaimed historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin began her career working with President Lyndon B.
Johnson as a White House Fellow. Her interest in U.S. presidents was piqued, and she went on to spend 10 years teaching at Harvard University, where she’d earned her Ph.D. During that time, she also helped President Johnson pen his memoirs.
Altogether, she’s spent more than 50 years studying great American presidents and leaders of the past, writing several award-winning, bestselling biographies, including No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History. Now she’s sharing her knowledge and teaching you to lead like a president.
In Doris’s MasterClass, you can learn to develop the characteristics and human skills of exceptional American leadership, from Lincoln to Obama. Doris brings to life the stories and experiences of four presidents she knows by heart-Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, and LBJ-and shares a template of human skills that make great leaders: humility, empathy, resilience, self-awareness, self-reflection, the ability to create a team and communicate through stories, and sharing your ambition for the greater good. She also uses examples from other historical figures, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King Jr., to teach effective leadership qualities and practical wisdom for every day. Learn how to make better decisions, manage a crisis, and get a message across, whether you’re interacting with the media, communicating to a team at work, or delivering a speech meant to inspire and empower thousands of people.
In this class, you’ll learn about:
Developing emotional intelligence
Experiences and stories of U.S. presidents
Building and leading a team
Making better decisions, big or small
Navigating a crisis
Delivering a message and considering an audience
The power of speeches
Replenishing your energy