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On this day in leadership history, May 28th

On this date in leadership history in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opens to vehicular traffic. 80 years later, it’s still in operation allowing thousands of cars to travel across it every day. What’s the leadership lesson? When planning your next project or endeavor, have the leadership vision to build for long-term […]

On this day in leadership history, May 21st – Clara Barton

On this day in leadership history in 1881, the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. Here is a 3 minute story of her life and leadership contributions. Let’s all learn from the lives of others who have made a mark on history. Clara Barton – Wikipedia      

On This Day in Leadership History for May 7, 2017

On this day in leadership history in 1941, Glenn Miller records “Chattanooga Choo Choo” for RCA. What’s the leadership lesson? In the midst of making and selling records for RCA, Glenn Miller was still able to focus on the love of making music! Remember to keep a core love of the work that you do […]

On This Day in Leadership History for April 30, 2017

On this day in leadership history in 1789, George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America. Note that it was 13 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed. The leadership lesson? In our fast-paced “want it know” culture, significant changes and accomplishments take time. Be patient, stay focused, […]

On This Day in Leadership History for April 23, 2017

On this day in leadership history in 1860, the Democratic convention in Charleston SC was divided over slavery. Contrary to popular belief about the South, slavery was not widely accepted by everyone in these states. Many courageous leaders fought for the freedom and rights of African Americans in this region of the country. What’s the […]

On This Day in Leadership History for April 9, 2017

On this day in leadership history in 1992, John Major elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after his Conservative Party wins the most votes in British electoral history. Five years later, Major went on to lose the 1997 general election in one of the largest electoral defeats since the Great Reform Act of 1832. […]

On This Day in Leadership History for April 2, 2017

On this day in leadership history in 1931, a teenage girl, Jackie Mitchell, strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A few days after Mitchell struck out Ruth and Gehrig, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis voided her contract and declared women unfit to play baseball as the game […]

On This Day in Leadership History for March 26, 2017

On this day in leadership history in 1859, the 1st supposed sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury; it doesn’t exist. What’s the leadership lesson? Research and testing is needed in day-to-day work, but correct quickly if mistakes are made. Planet Vulcan – Wikipedia      

On This Day in Leadership History for March 19, 2017

Any Scrabble or “Words with Friends” fans out there? On this day in leadership history in 1955, “Scrabble” debuts on board game market. What’s the leadership lesson? Leaders should do something in addition to work to keep their mind sharp. Try a board game! Scrabble – Wikipedia