The Monroe Doctrine by Lorraine Monroe
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Leadership is the key to excellence. And leadership can be learned. Thank goodness, because many people who fall into managerial positions haven't the foggiest notion how to lead. They don't feel driven to attain the competencies of a boss--much less a great boss. Lorraine Monroe is a born leader. She caught the bug early, as secretary of the student council in the fourth grade at P.S. 157 in Central Harlem. She went on to found the Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem, a remarkably successful and innovative public school, and became one of the most respected education reformers in America. Now Monroe translates her extensive experience in New York City public schools into the "Monroe Doctrine" to show other education and business leaders how to create and maintain high-achieving organizations.

The Monroe Doctrine offers readers concrete lessons in the craft of leadership. Its brief, catchy lessons and anecdotes will help potential leaders tap into their natural gifts and harness those gifts to lead seemingly by instinct. Monroe's personal story of conquering the most overwhelming challenges will inspire leaders of all types to try new ideas to enrich their lives and the lives of their organizations. With The Monroe Doctrine by their side, readers will be able to lead any organization--whether a hospital, a house of worship, a sorority, a family, a school, or a business--with renewed passion and results.

 

About Lorraine Monroe

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Dr. Lorraine Monroe has over thirty years of experience as a teacher and administrator in the New York City public schools, most recently as principal of the Frederick Douglass Academy, widely hailed as a model of effective inner-city education. She is currently director of the School Leadership Academy, a new program to teach strategies for innovation and excellence to principals and school administrators, at the Center for Educational Innovation.
 
Published July 21, 2003 by PublicAffairs. 242 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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A fanciful argument that superpower rivalry in Latin America undermined and finally killed the Monroe Doctrine (which asserted American dominance in the Americas and nonintervention in Europe) as a basic feature of American foreign policy.

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Debtor Diplomacy: Finance and American Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era, 1837–1873, 2005, etc.) demonstrates the haphazard formulation of what has become known as the Monroe Doctrine (1823), and examines how its interpretations altered during the next 100 years, as the once-weak United Stat...

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From the Truman Administration's efforts to restate the Monroe Doctrine in a postwar context to Ronald Reagan's interventions in Central America, Mr. Smith reviews the high -- and, more often, the low -- points of United States policy in what politicians continue to refer to as our own backyard.

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President Monroe's 1823 message to Congress, declaring that the U.S. would brook no foreign intervention in our hemisphere, became a Cold War tool to justify Latin American dictatorships, CIA-funded death squads and repressions to ward off an alleged communist threat, contends Smith, a history pr...

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Monroe, founding principal of the Frederick Douglass Academy (a successful public school in Harlem) and a leadership consultant, offers succinct and practical strategies on managing and getting ahead.

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Book Reporter

Monroe is forgotten in these deeds but can be found in two historic paintings of the event: John Trumbull’s image of the aftermath of the Battle of Trenton shows a wounded Monroe lying at the feet of Washington’s horse, and in Emanuel Leutze’s iconic vision of Washington crossing the Delaware, it...

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Huntington News

Specifically, the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, in force Dec. 15, 1791 For one thing, Virginia's dissenters from the Episcopal Church, primarily Baptists and Lutherans, wanted guarantees that they wouldn't have to fund a state established church, something the Bill ...

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Newcity Lit

University of Oxford scholar Jay Sexton’s thoughtful, solidly analytical examination of almost a century of subsequent foreign policy convincingly demonstrates why the 1823 doctrine expressed by President James Monroe cast such a long shadow in our politics—and is likely to continue to do so as l...

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Project MUSE

In 1923, on the one-hundredth anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine, Mary Baker Eddy, the guiding force of the Christian Science Church, proclaimed: "I believe strictly in the Monroe Doctrine, in our Constitution, and in the laws of God."

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