Discover the habits and skills of some of America’s most profound past leaders

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Leadership seen in its most extreme circumstances teaches us what men and women of great power and impact are made of. Our best model for this is the Office of President of the United States. It’s been called the toughest job in the world and is an example for all of us what high-stakes leadership looks like in action.

Discover the habits and skills of some of America’s most profound leaders from our history. Learn from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Paul Revere, Thomas Paine, and Ronald Reagan. In this limited-time audio collection, leadership expert, John C. Maxwell explores the lives and practices of some of our nation's greatest founders, patriots, and presidents.

Dive-deep into the leadership practices of celebrated presidents and American leaders:

  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Paul Revere
  • Thomas Paine

Each lesson includes:

  • Downloadable MP3 audio files (each lesson is approximately 40 minutes)
  • ** Fill-in-the-blank PDF notes only available for some lessons in this series

The Mentor's Guide to Presidential Leadership Includes:

The Greatness of George Washington

Few helped shape the country like George Washington. In this lesson, John speaks to the qualities that made George Washington our first-pick for president and our first example of American democracy and leadership.


Leading Like Lincoln

Everyone has heard Abraham Lincoln referred to as “Honest Abe,” the man who brought harmony to the American people at a time of great dissonance. In this lesson, John will give you some behind-the-scenes insight into a man who was truly a winner of American hearts. You’ll learn some facts you probably did not know about our 16th president and why he was so successful as a leader.

Teddy Roosevelt's Leadership Ideals

Teddy Roosevelt’s ideals allowed him to lead the “Rough Riders” in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, revive the Panama Canal project, and broker peace in the Russo-Japanese War, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. His track record for making difficult and widely-impactful decisions with confidence is what makes him a model for excellence in leadership. Backed with practical application from John, you’ll look back on the adventurous spirit of this great leader, and learn what he did that works, so you can apply it to your own big projects and challenges.

Ronald Reagan: The Great Communicator

Reagan’s aptitude for connecting with audiences garnered him the nickname “The Great Communicator.” He was inventive in his solutions throughout unforeseen difficulties as a radio announcer and during his presidency. As a leader, your challenge is not merely to disseminate information but to capture the imagination of your people. These are lessons you can learn with John as you explore the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

Founding Fathers: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3

In this three part series, John explores Early-American heroes including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and Paul Revere as they lived out the daring leadership and teamwork to pave the way for our country’s independence. These risk-takers paid the price for freedom and we can learn from their qualities and through their strategy, creativity, catalytic leadership, and teamwork.