Douglas Southall Freeman

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Leadership Part 2: Lessons from History

In Part I, we examined leadership lessons we could learn from military historian Douglas Southall Freeman. Freeman counseled prospective leaders to: 1) know your stuff; 2) be a man; and 3) look after your people. In this installment, we ask the question, “What Leadership Lessons Can I Learn from History?” Some of you are skeptical. I get it. Americans, […]

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Leadership Part 1: Lessons from Douglas Southall Freeman

One of our employees has found herself in progressively responsible roles. Excelling in whatever role we’ve placed her, she continuously earns more trust and more responsibility until we inevitably end up promoting her into a new position. We recently placed her in a position of explicit leadership – one which caused her to ask: “Where can

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