7 Books About U.S. Presidents Every Business Leader Should Read


How do you celebrate Presidents’ Day? While most of us are grateful for a Monday off in the middle of gloomy February, exactly how to mark this commemoration of some of America’s most revered leaders isn’t totally clear. So here’s a suggestion for you: why not use the day off to curl up with a book about (or by) a president? 

For business leaders, presidential biographies and memoirs aren’t just a great way to brush up on history, they’re often also masterclasses in leadership, persuasion, and power. Here are some of the best of the bunch, according to reviewers, historians, and CEOs. 

1. Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Probably the most famous presidential historian of our time, Doris Kearns Goodwin has won both the Pulitzer prize and the praise of many business leaders for her biographies of some of America’s greatest leaders. This particular book delves into the formative years and defining crises of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore…

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