FULL NAME: Ronald Wilson Reagan
LIFESPAN: 93 years (1911 – 2004)
TERM: 40th President (R) 1981 – 1989
AFFABLE - showing warmth and friendliness; easy to approach and talk to; friendly, sociable, gregarious, likeable; cordial, gracious, pleasant.
Affable leaders put people at ease with their warmth and friendliness. Approachable and easy to talk to, they inspire trust and camaraderie among those they lead. Affable leaders have a knack for building relationships, garnering support, and earning the respect of others.
GREAT COMMUNICATOR - able to effectively communicate meaning, intention and passion both verbally and nonverbally; eloquent, articulate, expressive; compelling, influential, inspiring.
Great communicators are able to effectively communicate not only through their words, gestures, facial expressions and careful timing, but also through their decisions and actions. They realize that everything they say and do communicates a message, and they leverage that knowledge to their advantage. Leaders who are great communicators carefully weigh every word and measure each decision to ensure they are conveying their true intended meaning and purpose.
POISED - possessing self-confidence, control, and steady composure; dignified, confident, self-assured, graceful.
Leaders with poise are not often hindered by self-doubt or insecurity. Self-assured and composed, they demonstrate steady self-control and cool-headed decision making. Dignified and gracious, poised leaders often have a calming presence that sets people at ease and inspires confidence.
PRAGMATIC - approaching situations with a practical mindset and utilizing common sense; adopting practical measures to solve problems; sensible, judicious, thoughtful.
Leaders with a pragmatic outlook tend to be straightforward and practical. Decisive and realistic, they base their decisions on facts and simple logic, weighing the pros and cons and then choosing the path that makes the most sense to them. Pragmatic leaders desire practical solutions, and they tend to understand the value and importance of working together to reach the most desirable outcome.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.”
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
LOCATION: Simi Valley, CA
OPENED: November 4, 1991