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The Invasion of Normandy: A Seminal Event in World History

By Dan Rice, Thursday, June 04, 2020
June 6, 2020 marks the 76th Anniversary of one of the most complex and daring operations in the history of warfare. General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s ‘Great Crusade’ against Hitler’s ‘Fortress Europe’ had been years in the making; combining the land, sea, and air assets of the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. Last year, our team at Thayer Leadership hosted a multi-day client program in Normandy. It was an incredibly humbling experience to stand on the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, which were peaceful and serene 75 years later. We were able to walk in the footsteps of those who sacrificed so much for the vision of a free world, and learn their inspiring lessons of fortitude, perseverance, and leadership. Read More +

The Value of The Letter “C” In Organizational Leadership

By James Gagliano, Friday, May 29, 2020
Maybe “C” is better than “just good enough.” As a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point during the mid-Eighties, I may have been generously described as a “fair-to-middling student” at best. An eager adherent to the durable Academy adage—“2.0 and Go”—I was blessed to pin on my second lieutenant bars before someone in the Dean’s Office recalculated final G.P.A.s. By the grace of God, I met the required C average for graduation. Read More +

The Secrets of Decision-Making Amid Chaos

By Major General (Retired) Spider Marks , Wednesday, May 27, 2020
How do you define chaos? How do you recognize when you’re in the middle of it? More significantly, as a leader, what do you do about it? How do you continue to move your organization forward and drive to the outcome that you want? Read More +

Additional Posts

The Value of Staff Rides

By Colonel (Retired) Jim Johnson, Tuesday, May 26, 2020   Read More +

What Is Your “5R” Return To Work Plan?

By Major General (Retired) Malcolm Frost, Friday, May 22, 2020   Read More +


By Dan Rice, Tuesday, May 19, 2020   Read More +

What America's Wars Teach Us About The Importance of Strategic Decisions

By General (Retired) Dennis Reimer, Monday, May 18, 2020   Read More +

FIVE FOR THE FIFTH: Five Leadership Lessons to be Learned from Cinco de Mayo

By Jim Noles, Tuesday, May 05, 2020   Read More +

5 Pro-Tips for Enhancing Resiliency Through Adversity

By Alison Levine, Thursday, April 23, 2020   Read More +

Storytelling in Times of Financial Crisis

By Bill Baker, Friday, April 17, 2020   Read More +

Key Leadership Practices in A Crisis Environment

By Lieutenant General (Ret.) Frank Kearney, Friday, April 17, 2020   Read More +

Leading From The Decisive Point in Extraordinary Circumstances

By Dan Rice, Thursday, April 09, 2020   Read More +

Quarantined with the General: Daily Lessons on Wellness

By Brigadier General (Retired) Maureen LeBoeuf, Thursday, April 02, 2020   Read More +

Thoughts on Leading Through the Coronavirus Crisis

By Major General (Retired) Malcolm Frost, Thursday, April 02, 2020   Read More +

Leader Vulnerability and Proactive Actions During Crisis

By Colonel (Retired) John Vermeesch, Thursday, April 02, 2020   Read More +

General Vincent K. Brooks

By LTC (Ret.) John Vigna and Daniel Rice, Friday, February 28, 2020   Read More +

What's Your Leadership Philosophy?

By Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), Tuesday, January 28, 2020   Read More +

How Will You Get After It In 2020?

By Brigadier General (Retired) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D., Tuesday, January 14, 2020   Read More +