10 Presidents’ Day Leadership Lessons

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Bring a sense of optimism to everything you do.

Ronald Regan was called The Great Communicator for a reason; he was also a great salesman. Whether he was campaigning before a crowd of blue-collar voters or trying to nail down the vote of a Democratic congressman, Reagan was a master at emphasizing the benefits of his agenda (and glossing over the downsides) in highly personal terms. When you listened to him, you wanted to believe him.