General Robert E. Lee was one of the most skilled and beloved leaders America has ever produced. He was Abraham Lincoln’s first choice to lead the Union Army before Lee’s home state of Virginia seceded from the Union. During the Civil War he consistently led the Confederate Army [...]
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
What’s the most important aspect of a successful leadership development program?
Education? Training? Reading? Case Studies? Role Models? Experience? Experimentation? Exercises? Games? Challenges? [...]
There are two levers for moving men: interest and fear.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
I strongly believe that one of the best ways to learn about people—and how to influence them—is to observe the person you are closest to: You.
How are you motivated? Note that what motivates you is less important than [...]
Leadership is the ability to get people to do what they don’t want to do and like it.
– Harry Truman
People traditionally think of leadership as an authority figure telling everyone under them what to do. I believe it’s much larger than that. John Maxwell was the first person I [...]
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he’d learned in seven years. – Mark Twain
One of the most powerful realizations for anyone—especially a [...]
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