10 Presidents’ Day Leadership Lessons

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Build on what makes you unique.

Though he shared much in common with his predecessors, including great wealth and a military background, Andrew Jackson was the first president who was not born on the Eastern seaboard. He used that fact to build a large following among voters. This came in handy when it came to governing: Jackson often bypassed Congress and appealed directly to the voters to promote his agenda.