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Leadership History Lesson for September 19th

On this day in leadership history in 1942, the first advertisement to announce Little Golden Books appeared in Publishers Weekly. What’s the leadership lesson? Leaders are readers—especially honorable leaders. Start early and stay consistent in your reading discipline. Little Golden Books – Wikipedia          

Leadership History Lesson for September 12th

On this day in leadership history in 1992, Dr. Mae Carol Jemison became the first African-American woman in space. She was the payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Endeavor. Also onboard were Mission Specialist N. Jan Davis and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Mark C. Lee. They were the first married couple to fly together in […]

Leadership History Lesson for September 5th

On this day in leadership history in 1882, the first U.S. Labor Day parade was held in New York City. What’s the leadership lesson? Celebration is required for worthy things and accomplishments. Try and publicly recognize and celebrate one person over this Labor Day holiday. Labor Day – Wikipedia          

Leadership History Lesson for August 29th

On this day in leadership history in 1936, John McCain was born. He was a fellow prisoner of war in Vietnam from October 1967-1973, U.S. Senater from Arizona, U.S. Presidential nominee, and my friend. Thank you, John for your leadership, service and love for our nation.   John McCain – Wikipedia         […]

Leadership History Lesson for August 22nd

On this day in leadership history in 1973, Henry Kissinger was named Secretary of State by U.S. President Nixon. Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize in the same year. What’s the leadership lesson? What are the current gaps and/or needs on your team? Honorable leaders understand the various types of team members that are needed […]

Leadership History Lesson for August 15th

On this day in leadership history in 1935, Will Rogers and Wiley Post were killed in an airplane crash in near Point Barrow, AK. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, what are your procrastinating about that you should do? Life is short, so follow through and do it. Air and Space Museum – […]

Leadership History Lesson for August 8th

On this day in leadership history in 1911, the number of representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives was established at 435. There was one member of Congress for every 211,877 residents. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, do you have a process to get representation and feedback from your internal team and/or […]

Leadership History Lesson for August 1st

On this day in leadership history in 1941, the first Jeep is produced. Decades later, this vehicle has become an automotive favorite around the world. What’s the leadership lesson? When you create a product or service for a specific purpose, honorable leaders look for ways to creatively exploit it in many different forms. Look for […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, July 23, 2021

On this day in leadership history in 1999, Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France. He was only the second American to win the race. He continued to win 7 consecutive races; however, his reputation was tarnished when he admitted to doping after his retirement. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders must strive to have […]

Leadership History Lesson for July 18th

On this day in leadership history in 1936, the first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company’s factory in Chicago, IL. What’s the leadership lesson? Do you have an important message to share? Create something creative and unique to make yourself seen and heard! Oscar Meyer Wienermobile – Wikipedia    

Leadership History Lesson for July 11th

On this day in leadership history in 1804, the United States’ first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders find better ways to solve day-to-day problems and disputes. Lead the way!   Burr–Hamilton Duel – Wikipedia         […]

Leadership History Lesson for June 27th

Today, we celebrate and remember H. Ross Perot’s birthday. He was born on this day in 1930 and passed away on July 9, 2019. Perot became heavily involved in the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue, arguing that hundreds of American servicemen were left behind in Southeast Asia after the Vietnam War. He also continued to be […]

Leadership History Lesson for June 20th

On this day in leadership history in 1782, the U.S. Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, what’s the visual image for the important work that you’re doing? Choose something that inspires and educates others. Great Seal of the United States – Wikipedia     […]

Leadership History Lesson for June 13th

On this day in leadership history in 1920, the U.S. Post Office Department ruled that children may not be sent by parcel post. What’s the leadership lesson? Thank you USPS for your past leadership in this regard! Honorable leaders know not to ship children via USPS. 🙂        

Leadership History Lesson for June 6th

On this day in leadership history in 1933 in Camden, NJ, the first drive-in movie theater opened. What’s the leadership lesson? Are there new or better ways that you can connect with your clients, customers, or team? Be open to all the ways that you can build great relationships with them. Drive-In Theater – Wikipedia […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 30th

On this day in leadership history in 1868, Memorial Day was observed widely for the first time in the U.S. In the years immediately following the Civil War, one way Americans sought to remember the multitudes of war dead was by holding “decoration days”—days on which they would gather to decorate the graves of those […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 23rd

On this day in leadership history in 1999, Gerry Bloch, at age 81, became the oldest climber to scale El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He broke his own record that he set in 1986 when he was 68 years old. What is the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders keep pushing themselves to grow and achieve! […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 16th

On this day in leadership history in 1975, Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders should always have a personal goal that they’re trying to achieve (not professional, but personal). It provides a form of personal excellence and accountability with a […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 9th

On this day in leadership history in 2002 in Bahrain, people were allowed to vote for representatives for the first time in nearly 30 years. Women were allowed to vote for the first time in the country’s history. What’s the leadership lesson? Rather than trailing everyone else around you, honorable leaders look for ways to […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 2nd

On this day in leadership history in 1938, Ella Fitzgerald recorded “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” with Chick Webb’s band. Ella’s career led the way in jazz artistry as well as advancement for a woman of color. We’re celebrating her achievements today! Ella Fitzgerald – Wikipedia