Eisenhower Leadership

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Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #4: Always Ready

by Brett & Kate McKay

Supreme Allied Commander. Head of the American Occupation Zone in Germany. Chief of Staff. President of Columbia University. Supreme Commander of NATO. President of the United States of America. To read a list of the positions that Dwight D. Eisenhower held during his life truly makes you reflect on what a remarkable man he really […]

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Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #3: How to Make an Important Decision

by Brett & Kate McKay

The complexity of planning and executing Operation Overlord — the largest amphibious assault in world history — was truly staggering. The mission involved formulating deception plans, building artificial harbors along the British coastline, figuring out how to effectively launch 12,000 planes and 7,000 vessels, land 24,000 paratroopers into enemy territory, get 160,000 troops across the […]

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Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #2: How to Not Let Anger and Criticism Get the Best of You

by Brett & Kate McKay

On the Halloween when Dwight D. Eisenhower was ten years old, his parents let his two older brothers go trick-or-treating, but told Ike he was too young to accompany them. Having eagerly anticipated a night of fun and freedom, Dwight was crushed. He argued his case for why he should be allowed to go out, […]

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Leadership Lessons from Dwight D. Eisenhower #1: How to Build and Sustain Morale

by Brett & Kate McKay

Dwight D. Eisenhower had unarguably one of the longest and most taxing leadership roles in American history. For two decades, the lives of thousands, sometimes millions, of people and the fate of great nations hung on his decisions. As Supreme Allied Commander during World War II, Eisenhower oversaw the greatest amphibious assault in history, organizing […]

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