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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

On This Day in Leadership History for March 12, 2017

On this day in leadership history in 1884, Mississippi establishes 1st US state college for women. Mississippi University for Women is still in operation today and has taught many notable graduates working in various industries today. What’s the leadership lesson? See a need, fill a need! Mississippi University for Women – Wikipedia    

On This Day in Leadership History for March 5, 2017

On this day in leadership history in 1807, The first performance of hearing-impaired Ludwig van Beethoven’s 4th Symphony in B debuts. Listen to it below. What’s the leadership lesson? A passionate leader in his area of giftedness cannot be stopped by challenges and obstacles. Keep moving forward!  

On This Day in Leadership History for February 26, 2017

On this day in leadership history in 1929, President Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park. In northwestern Wyoming, it’s approximately 310,000 acres (480 sq mi), the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long Teton Range as well as the valley known as Jackson Hole. What’s the leadership lesson? In the day-to-day busy-ness of […]

On This Day in Leadership History for February 19, 2017

On this day in leadership history in 1945, during World War II, about 30,000 U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima. What’s the leadership lesson? Whatever challenges or obstacles in your way today, you have the freedom to conquer them because of the bravery of men over 60 years ago. #NeverForget Iwo Jima Battle – Wikipedia […]