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Bill Clinton

FULL NAME: William Jefferson Clinton 

LIFESPAN: 67+ years (1946 –) 

TERM: 42nd President (D) 1993 – 2001

FOCUSED - intent on a particular direction or goal; not easily distracted or deterred; determined, resolved, ambitious. 

Leaders with great focus know exactly where they want to go and are determined to get there. Intent on their goal, they celebrate small successes but always keep the end in mind, quickly returning their attention to their priority objective. Focused leaders are not easily distracted or deterred, and they usually excel at keeping those whom they lead on track to success.


ENGAGING - actively capturing the attention and involvement of others; dynamic, appealing, charming, charismatic, alluring, pleasing. 

Engaging leaders are dynamic and energetic, actively connecting with people and building relationships. They are sociable and charming, eager to meet and get to know people. Far from remaining isolated or aloof, engaging leaders enjoy the company of others and seek involvement in whatever is going on.


RESILIENT - able to withstand or bounce back from adversity; quick to recover; buoyant, spirited, irrepressible, energetic, hardy, persevering. 

Resilient leaders are hardy and tough-skinned, able to endure adversity, setbacks, criticism, opposition, or even disgrace. No matter what kind of hits they take or falls they experience, resilient leaders bounce back and keep going with renewed energy and determination.

“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.”


“Promising too much can be as cruel as caring too little.”


“When we give what we can and give it with joy, we don’t just renew the American tradition of giving, we also renew ourselves.”


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William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum



LOCATION: Little Rock, AR

OPENED: November 18, 2004


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