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 upheld their culture against aggression.

General Zaluzhnyi handing painting to Dan Rice.

Interviews of Dan Rice on CNN: Out Front with Erin Burnett

CNN Appearance #1 (6 June 2022)

CNN Appearance #2 (19 Aug 2022)

CNN Appearance #3 (9 Sept 2022)

CNN Appearance #4 (18 Oct 2022)

Dan Rice and COL (Ret.) Lee Van Arsdale on dismounted patrol in Donbas.

Articles written by Dan Rice about Ukraine

The Untold Story of the Battle of Kyiv (Small Wars Journal Publications; 31 May 2022)

It’s Churchillian: Lessons from Ukraine’s Commander in Chief (Chief Executive magazine; 6 July 2022)

Observations from the Donbas Front (Small Wars Journal Publications; 5 August 2022)

Inside the Ukrainian Counterstrike that Turned the tide of the war. (TIME magazine; 26 September 2022)

Ukraine is the Modern-Day Sparta (Small Wars Journal Publications; 28 October 2022)


Articles about Dan Rice in Ukraine

Ukraine War Provides Leadership Lessons From the Battlefront (Chief Executive magazine; 7 November 2022)