All good leaders are effective storytellers—because they must communicate their story constantly. They understand all of the dynamics of a good story. Through his own experience as a senior Army Special Forces officer who has operated throughout the world’s war and crisis zones, and a novelist, John’s leadership keynote, “The Enduring Value of Storytelling” shows […]
Think of your life as an ongoing story, with acts and scenes, as in a book or a movie. Now, ask yourself, what is the plot of your story? Who are the main and supporting characters? Every story has at least one conflict its protagonist must resolve. What’s the main obstacle you’re trying to overcome in your […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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, […]