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Ukraine: Leadership Lessons From The Front Line

By Thayer Leadership, Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Dan Rice, President of Thayer Leadership and 1988 graduate of West Point, was named as Special Advisor to General Zaluzhnyi, Commander of the Ukranian Armed Forces, in May 2022. In this capacity, he supports and consults in an unpaid and voluntary role. He has had to register his activities rallying support in the U.S. for the Ukrainians with the U.S. Department of Justice. Dan's unique insights into how Ukraine has held fast in the face of Russian aggression is explained by exemplary values-based leadership, role modeled on U.S. military principles taught for over two hundred years in the United States Army. With Dan's exclusive access to the General, front-line research, and keen insights, he has uncovered how the Ukrainian military leader development model and learning has helped upload their culture against aggression. Read More +

'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 +

Additional Posts

The Untold Story of the Battle for Kyiv

By Thayer President, Dan Rice, MBA, MS, MSeD, Thursday, June 02, 2022   Read More +

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 +