Ronald Reagan's Leadership Lessons

Author Margot Morrell talks about Reagan's Journey: Lessons from a Remarkable Career.

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How about facing career challenges?

Focus on your strengths. I knew somebody who was one of his agents in Hollywood in the 1940s, and he happened to have an office that backed onto Reagan's apartment, and he could literally hear Reagan making phone calls, and Reagan was constantly working the phone, you know, staying in touch with his connections, staying in touch with his agent, looking for opportunities, promoting his career.

What surprised you in writing this book?

That [his career] didn't come easily to him, that there were enormous challenges, and that he constantly picked himself up and moved forward.

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