Research Summary

Effective Leadership in Turbulent Times

by Nancy F. Koehn


Nancy F. Koehn's research examines effective leadership in turbulent times through the lens of history. Her latest book, The Story of American Business: From the Pages of the New York Times (2009), sketches some of the most important people, events and larger forces from the past 150 years of U.S. business history. She is the author of Brand New: How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers' Trust from Wedgwood to Dell (2001) and The Power of Commerce:  Economy and Governance in the First British Empire (1994) as well as a contributor to six other books. She is currently completing book about the most important lessons from leaders through history, including Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Shackelton. Rachel Carson, and Frederick Douglass. She has recently written numerous articles about these individuals and the lessons they offer for leaders today. In 2011, she completed a film about Abraham Lincoln's relevance today titled, "Lincoln's Journey: Lessons for Leadership."

Keywords: Emotional Experience of Leaders; History of Leadership; Effective Leadership in Turbulent Times; Leadership; Entrepreneurship; History; Service Industry; Media and Broadcasting Industry; Health Industry; Entertainment and Recreation Industry; Beauty and Cosmetics Industry; Fashion Industry; Food and Beverage Industry; Advertising Industry; United States; Europe;