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Experiential Leadership Learning: 7 Reasons Today’s Corporations Should Look to Historic Battlefields as their Classrooms

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Experiential leadership learning on Historic Battlefields like Gettysburg National Military Park, offers the flexible, on-the-go learning employees prefer and the leadership lessons employers need to provide.

Book I’m Reading: D DAY Through German Eyes

D DAY Through German Eyes – The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944 (Books 1 & 2), by Holger Eckhertz My sister, Lisa, gave me a copy of this book for Christmas, and I’ve found it to be a fascinating and unique account of the D-Day invasion. It addresses a real gap in the history of […]

What Problem are you Trying to Solve?

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When I first started speaking on the topic of leadership, a friend asked me, “What problem are you trying to solve?” It caught me somewhat off-guard, but it was exactly the right question to ask, because it focused me toward what I knew was an unmet need. The “Problem Statement.”   I thought about that […]

Guided Walking Tour of Arlington National Cemetery: Offered Monthly to Public in 2019

We all lead through our own example! And there is no better place to illustrate that basic truth than at Arlington National Cemetery. One of our nation’s most compelling—and little-known—leadership experiences can be found at Arlington. Among its tombstones and memorials lie American paupers and presidents; soldiers and civilians; warriors and peacemakers. All of whom […]

Leadership Experience: A Walking Tour of Arlington National Cemetery

In our search for leaders and role models, Arlington National Cemetery is one place where the men and women who have led, served and sacrificed for our nation now reside for the ages. Visiting their graves is a unique opportunity and privilege that’s available for all of us to take advantage of— to learn about […]

Eliud Kipchoge: The World’s Fastest Man

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It’s one thing to be the fastest runner in the world. It’s another to be the fastest man in world history. That man is Eliud Kipchoge. And you’ve probably never heard of him. If you have 5 spare minutes, Eliud Kipchoge’s story is pretty amazing. If you listen to the end, there’s a lesson about […]

Leadership Isn’t Exclusive. It’s Inclusive.

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Just last month I had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Mercurio at Offit Kurman about my thoughts on leadership.  One of the key principles I shared with him, and that I talk about in my leadership development lectures is that leadership is not something that is exclusive. It’s inclusive. We ALL are leaders […]

The Bravery of Colonel Edward Cross and his 5th New Hampshire Volunteers at Gettysburg

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Do you know the story of Colonel Edward Cross at Gettysburg? The monument to him and the 5th New Hampshire Volunteers is one of the really fascinating accounts to come out of the battle. An extraordinary leader!

The Story of Sallie the Dog at Gettysburg

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Sallie was the brave and loyal brindle pitbull that stood by her fellow soldiers of the 11th Pennsylvania for almost three years in some of the bloodiest battles during the Civil War. Here is her story, commemorated on the 11th Pennsylvania Memorial at Oak Hill on the Gettysburg Battlefield. TAGS: battle, sallie, gettysburg, 11thPA, 11thpennsylvania, […]