I Want to Be Like Ike: Leadership Lessons from Dwight Eisenhower

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He was an ambitious leader. Dedicated, bright respected – but his career was stalled in middle management. During World War I, he watched as colleagues grabbed the coveted assignments. While other officers led troops in combat, he remained in the States to run a training camp. After the war, he was stuck at the rank of major for 16 years. He didn’t become a full colonel until he was nearly 51. Not cut out for an executive position? Not quite, because over the next 12 … Read More

Optimizing Your Optimism: Lessons from the Man Who Inspired Churchill

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I once thought Winston Churchill was the most inspiring politician of the 20th Century. No longer. Nothing against Churchill. He was a leader for the ages. It’s just that I learned Churchill had his own “go to” guy for inspiration – a man so optimistic that Churchill was energized just by being around him. The man, of course, was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. And he has my vote for most inspiring politician of the 20th Century.   President Franklin Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill at … Read More

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