Leadership Lessons for Dangerous Times: McAuliffe, Eisenhower, and Patton

Rivers, Wayne
May 2012
Family Business Advisor;May2012, p1
The article discusses a brief history of the World War II when American and Allied troops had landed at the Normandy beaches in France on D-Day. Lessons learned from the leaderships of General Dwight Eisenhower, General Anthony McAuliffe, and George S. Patton, which reflects to the right leadership of family business owners, are also discussed. It suggests that a leader should lead his/her troops confidently for a better future using the examples shown by McAuliffe, Eisenhower, and Patton.


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