The great generals: Pershing, Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton by Gary Tanenbaum
Call Number: DVD E181.G74 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Iron jawed angels by Katja von GarnierThe dramatized story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, leaders of the suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. They broke from the mainstream women's rights movement to create a more activist wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920.
Call Number: DVD PN1997.I752 2004
Publication Date: 2004
Lincoln by Steven SpielbergA revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country, and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Call Number: DVD PN1997.L56 2013
Publication Date: 2012
The presidents: the lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States by Greystone Communications
Her Story: The Female Revolution—LeadershipThe first episode will explore the role of female leadership in the 21st century. The episode follows several high-profile female leaders, including Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström; the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite; President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet; Mayor of Soda in Rajasthan, Chhavi Rajawat; and Kurdish female fighters in the Women’s Protection Unit (YPJ). The episode will examine how the perception of leadership has changed, and how female leaders are redefining stereotypes associated with power and leadership.
Leaders of CharacterWest Point is a world of rules that compel all cadets to do the right thing or face the consequences. But following rules is just the beginning. West Point also has to build leaders who can think for themselves. National Geographic goes inside the walls to take an unprecedented look at West Point--through the eyes of the cadets. As they prepare for war, cadets learn that following the rules may be dead wrong and only character will count.
Leadership in ActionLeaders in the workplace are often managers and supervisors, but they can be found at all levels within an organization. This program investigates leadership traits and explores strategies for enhancing leadership potential. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their own behavior and to consider personal development pathways. This program will benefit decision-makers, managers and team leaders and those aspiring to leadership roles.
Nurturing LeadershipAre leaders born, or made? This video shows that while certain personality traits may influence leadership abilities, there are also leadership qualities that can be learned and nurtured. Business leaders, politicians, coaches and others share their perceptions of what it takes to be a leader, relating to viewers that observing certain principles and adopting admirable behaviors can help develop leadership attributes. Integrity, honesty, dependability and the belief in an organization’s core values are showcased, along with the elements necessary to create a culture of excellence. A basic definition of leadership as the action of leading a group of people toward a common goal is the preface to the importance of creating a vision of the future—the true mark of a leader. Listening, teamwork, motivation and the ability to engage others in a cause are also presented as leadership qualities. Many modern-day or historical capsules of leadership bring to life the concept of developing the traits to become a leader.
Team LeadershipThis program examines key components to developing team leadership. It discusses ways to define the mission of the team; establish ownership, authority, and responsibility; promote respect and trust in diverse teams; merge diverse cultures into a team; and adapt to different approaches.
TEDTalks: Itay Talgam—How to Lead Like the Great ConductorsCall it the ultimate leadership challenge—to create perfect harmony without saying a word. Could your typical CEO pull that off? Probably not, but it’s second nature to an orchestra conductor. After a decade-long career at the podium in his native Israel, Itay Talgam has reinvented himself as a conductor of people in business. In this TEDTalk, Talgam demonstrates the unique styles of six great 20th-century conductors, illustrating crucial lessons for all would-be leaders.
Workplace LeadershipWhy do some people make great leaders, and are they born or made? These are just some of the questions explored in this program. Individuals in all kinds of situations and positions can provide real leadership if they have the opportunity and the desire to do so. This video explores the effort and determination required to get ahead in various fields. Viewable/printable educational materials are available online. (12 minutes)