FULL NAME: Lyndon Baines Johnson
LIFESPAN: 64 years (1908 – 1973)
TERM: 36th President (D) 1963 – 1969
DRIVEN - compelled to succeed or excel; fiercely motivated, ambitious and determined; possessing strong work ethic; dedicated, focused.
Leaders who are driven are continually in pursuit of greater success. They have their eyes set on a goal, and they utilize every bit of their knowledge and influence to reach that goal. With every goal reached, truly driven leaders set new, bigger and better targets and redirect their energies and passion in pursuit of these new goals.
ZEALOUS - ardently active, devoted, or diligent; vigorous, energetic, fervent, eager, intense, passionate, dynamic, forceful.
Zealous leaders exude intense passion, concern, or enthusiasm for their cause or goal. When directed toward a worthy cause, a leader’s zeal can yield dramatic positive results. Zealous leaders can be dynamic and inspiring, spreading contagious energy and passion among those they lead, and arousing even the most passive followers to effective action.
SHREWD - very astute and sharp in practical matters; perceptive, discerning, keen, intelligent, savvy, pragmatic.
Shrewd leaders are perceptive and pragmatic. With a clear agenda in mind, they recognize and leverage the smallest of opportunities in every situation, and learn to utilize to their advantage subtle nuances of individual personalities and circumstances. Through their remarkable discernment and keen people skills, shrewd leaders can accomplish the seemingly impossible.
FAIR-MINDED - desiring and pursuing equal justice for all; fair, impartial, unprejudiced, empathetic, understanding.
Great leadership is marked by sincere concern for the welfare and betterment of people. Leadership is largely ineffective if its focus is self-serving and it fails to benefit those it affects. Fair-minded leaders see the value and potential in every individual whom they lead, regardless of differences, and they use their power and influence to improve every person’s wellbeing and to bring justice for all.
“There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.”
“You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.”
“We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.”
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library & Museum
LOCATION: Austin, TX
OPENED: May 22, 1971