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'It's Churchillian': Lessons From Ukraine's Military Commander-in-Chief

By Dan Bigman, Editor and Chief Content Officer, Chief Executive Group and Dan Rice, MS.Ed., Thayer President, Thursday, July 14, 2022
By almost any measure, one of the most effective national leaders of the last few decades is Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky, who has won praise around the world for the way he’s rallied his nation to beat off a savage invasion by superior Russian forces. Less well known: The man actually wielding the club, General Valeriy Zaluzhny, Commander-in-Chief of the country’s armed forces. But when it comes to understanding why and how the smaller Ukraine force has been able to take on the Russian army and win more often than not, understanding Zaluzhny is essential, with crucial lessons for anyone in leadership today. Read More +

The Invasion of Normandy: A Seminal Event in World History

By Dan Rice, Wednesday, June 22, 2022
June 6, 2022 marked the 78th 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. Three years ago, 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 Untold Story of the Battle for Kyiv

By Thayer President, Dan Rice, MBA, MS, MSeD, Thursday, June 02, 2022
The world expected the Russian Army to defeat the Ukrainian Army within days. Russian President Vladimir Putin, United States Senate expert testimony[1], and most of the west, all expected Kyiv to fall within a few days under the weight of the enormous and powerful Russian army. The Russians thought it was going to be quick, but the Russians forgot that the enemy has a vote. The Ukrainian army didn’t collapse. After nearly 100 days, the Ukrainian military continues to surprise the world. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zalensky inspired the world and displayed his resolve, and his nation’s resolve, to fight the much larger Russian Army. Read More +

Additional Posts

Developing Intentional Leadership in Wealth Management

By Zeke Anders, Planning Specialist, Twickenham Advisors, Monday, May 16, 2022   Read More +

Intentional Leadership

By Colonel (Retired) Joe LeBoeuf, Ph.D., Monday, April 25, 2022   Read More +

I Don’t Know What I’ve Said Until You Tell Me What You’ve Heard

By Major General (Retired) Doug Crissman, Monday, April 04, 2022   Read More +

Avoiding the Great Resignation: Seeking Love, Belonging and Self-Actualization

By Thayer President, Dan Rice, MS.Ed., Friday, February 25, 2022   Read More +

Leadership Capabilities of Abraham Lincoln

By Lieutenant General (Retired) Frank Kearney , Tuesday, February 08, 2022   Read More +