Archives of #history

Do You Need to Walk Away From Your Position?

The most powerful act of leadership George Washington ever displayed was to surrender power. This was recently expressed by Joseph Ellis, one of our nation?s leading scholars on revolutionary history. Surrendering power. Giving up a great position. Why would anyone ever want to do that? Great leaders do when it’s time. Let me share with […]
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Freedom Is Not Free

Tomorrow, the United States will celebrate her?independence. We call it?the 4th of July, or Independence Day because it was on July 4, 1776 that the Declaration of Independence?was adopted. So many have risked their lives to establish and defend our?freedom. This blog speaks to?their honor.?Specifically, I want to share with you what I observed during […]
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Values of a Great Team: GOD

Mixing God and business can be a sensitive matter. Many would contend?that making God a part of your organizational values will make for a legal and human resources quagmire. As we continue our series on Values of a Great Team,?I wish to present a case for bringing God into the work place that is workable: […]
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Cuba: What I Learned from My Trip Last Week

My visit to Cuba last week was riveting. My thoughts and emotions are still swirling in a frenzy trying to make sense of this ideologically and historically complicated place. I fell in love with the beautiful and resilient people. I became entranced with the architecture of the early 1900s. And I was quite amused by […]
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As Leaders, How Is History Relevant to Us Today?

I hated History in school. I did not see its relevance. Remembering names, dates, and obscure events was intellectually annoying to my young mind. Fast forward 20 years? Now I love history! Not only for the pleasure and intrigue of discovering great stories, battles, and tragedies, but for the chance to unpack valuable lessons from […]
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