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Leadership on 9/11: The Story of Rick Rescorla and Morgan Stanley

By Dan Rice (USMA 1988), Thursday, September 14, 2017
The first major battle in the Vietnam War was the Battle of Ia Drang Valley in November 1965. The Vietnam War would last until 1975 and cost 58,220 American lives. The first major battle of the War on Terror was on September 11, 2001, and has lasted sixteen years thus far, with over 10,000 American lives lost to date on 9/11, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya and elsewhere. Ironically, a man named Rick Rescorla was one of the most distinguished heroes in both of these initial battles, and he gave his life to save his comrades during the second battle on September 11, 2001. Read More +

A Conversation with Retired Brigadier General Becky Halstead, Author of “24/7: The First Person You

By TLDG, Tuesday, August 29, 2017
“Are you leading and living to your full potential?” This is what Brigadier General (retired) Rebecca “Becky” Halstead asks – of herself and others. Becky, whose accomplishments include entering West Point in 1977 with the second class of women and being the first female graduate of West Point to be promoted to General Officer in 2004, genuinely wants others to reflect, and find in themselves, their full potential. Becky recently offered TLDG the opportunity to chat with her about her book “24/7: The First Person You Must Lead is You,” which is a compilation of her leadership lessons and has tangible takeaways for individuals to apply to their own leadership journey. Read More +

Leadership: The Power of Dreaming

By Dan Rice, Thursday, August 24, 2017
54 years ago, on 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his legendary “I Have a Dream” speech. Those were troubled times in America, times that make our current challenges somehow seem less challenging. The power of dreaming, of creating a vision for the future, is a trait great leaders possess. And as we look back on the past century, we often forget how far we have come as a nation and how progress is the result of so many brave individuals, brave leaders, who possessed not only the power to dream, but to achieve those dreams, that have helped us continue to advance as a nation. Read More +

Additional Posts

Aligning Organizational Values: West Point and the FBI

By James A. Gagliano, Wednesday, August 02, 2017   Read More +

Bookclub: Levine’s "On the Edge" demonstrates the importance of leadership in a VUCA environment

By TLDG, Tuesday, June 27, 2017   Read More +

Honoring D-Day: Leadership Lessons from General Eisenhower

By Dan Rice , Tuesday, June 06, 2017   Read More +

The Predictable Failure of Strategic Leaders: The Role of Trust

By Michael Hennelly Ph.D., Monday, April 24, 2017   Read More +

The Importance of Moral Courage

By Colonel (Retired) Patrick Sweeney, Ph.D., Wednesday, April 19, 2017   Read More +

The Connection Between Abner Doubleday, West Point and America's Pastime

By TLDG, Monday, April 03, 2017   Read More +

Choosing Your Team: Experience, Expertise, and Ego

By Alison Levine, Tuesday, March 28, 2017   Read More +

Henry O. Flipper: Overcoming Adversity through Perseverance

By TLDG, Friday, February 10, 2017   Read More +

Fit to Fight, Fit to Lead: Are You The Best Leader You Can Be?

By Brigadier General (Retired) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D. & Colonel (Retired) Joe LeBoeuf, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Do You Have What It Takes? Developing Key Leadership Principles.

By Brigadier General (Retired) Becky Halstead, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Continuing To Excel While Undergoing Transformational Change

By Major General (Retired) Lee Price, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Communication: The Most Important Key to Leadership Success

By Major General (Retired) Steven Hashem, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leading in the Future Tense: Senior Leader Transition/Succession Planning

By Brigadier General (Retired) Mark O'Neill, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

A Legacy of Leadership: Who is Fritz Kroesen?

By Brigadier General (Ret.) John H. “Jack” Grubbs, Ph.D., P.E., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Great Captains of History: Inspiration to Guide Corporate Success

By Colonel (Retired) James M. Johnson, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Finding your Way: The Basics of Land Navigation Can Help You Overcome the Challenges of Leadership

By LTC (Retired) Sande Schlesinger & Daniel Schaublin, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Decision Making in Chaos…Bring it on!

By Major General (Retired) Spider Marks , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Becoming Gratitude Detectors: Appreciation as a core leadership attribute

By BG (Ret) Maureen K. LeBoeuf, Ed.D. with Joe LeBoeuf, Ph.D., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

What Do You Need When You Throw Your Hat in the Air?

By Doug Trainor (USMA 1988) , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Toward a Noble Profession

By Colonel (Retired) Sean Hannah, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

May Leader Blog-"Ethical Dilemma Zone:Practice What You Preach"

By Brigadier General (Retired) John H. "Jack" Grubbs, Ph.D., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

What I Believe In

By Robert (Bob) A. McDonald (President and Chief Executive Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company) , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leadership in a Political Crossfire

By Brigadier General (Retired) Fletcher M. Lamkin, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Turning Challenges Into Opportunities

By General (Retired) Dennis Reimer , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Unexpected Leadership: Be ready for your opportunity to lead!

By The Honorable Matthew S. Collier , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leadership 101:Five Lessons For Emerging Leaders

By Ambassador & Lieutenant General (Retired) Dell Dailey , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Synchronizing Effects in a Time-Constrained Environment

By Colonel (Retired) Kevin W. Farrell, Ph.D., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Observations on Building and Leading High-Performance Teams

By Brigadier General (Retired) Mark O' Neill, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leading in Chaos - Lessons From the Fog of War

By Colonel (Retired) Tom Magness, P.E., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leadership Capabilities of Abraham Lincoln

By Lieutenant General (Retired) Frank Kearney , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

How Thinking Can Improve One's Leadership

By Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Joe Doty, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Building High-Performance Teams, Before a Crisis

By Lieutenant General (Retired) Frank Kearney , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Improving your Organization’s Fitness: Learning from the Army’s challenges and opportunities

By Colonel (Retired) Donna Brazil, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

THE 4 C’s (Plus 1) of Leadership – it’s people skills that count!

By General (Retired) David McKiernan, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leadership and the Principles Of War Applied To Business: Two Sides Of The Same Coin

By Lieutenant General (Retired) Frank Kearney & Major General (Retired) Spider Marks, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leading Change in a Time-Constrained Environment

By Colonel (Retired) Kevin Farrell, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

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To Lead Is To Serve - A Practitioner's Handbook on Servant Leadership
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