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John Adams by Peter Yordan


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John Adams by Peter Yordan

  1. 1. John Adams<br />MGMT: 671<br />Peter Yordan<br />
  2. 2. John Adams: Dead Guy, Still Relevant<br />Lawyer<br />Scholar<br />Revolutionary<br />Diplomat<br />President<br /><ul><li>Cranky
  3. 3. High-maintenance
  4. 4. Husband
  5. 5. Father</li></li></ul><li>So many conflicting demands…<br />Work<br />Ambitious<br />Eager for validation<br />Driven to succeed<br />Constant travel<br />Community<br />Devotion to republican cause<br />Eager to have place among peers<br />Self?<br />Home<br />Strong bond with wife<br />Desire to be a good father<br />Self?<br />
  6. 6. Partnership at the core<br />Community<br /><ul><li>Shared cause of American Revolution together
  7. 7. Closed gaps in network with Adams’ friends and colleagues</li></ul>Self<br /><ul><li>Buttress for self-worth in midst of tough times
  8. 8. Source of happiness and friendship</li></ul>Work<br /><ul><li>Trusted confidante and advisor
  9. 9. Found compromises to allow them to live together </li></li></ul><li>Why choose from long ago?<br />Ambition and family can coexist<br />Balance is a myth, but striving for it is crucial<br />Compartmentalizing domains compartmentalizes help<br />Greatness is only as good as those you have with whom to share it<br />Authenticity, flaws and all, provides foundation<br />Combining community and career is powerful<br />