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On This Day in Leadership History, September 20th

On this day in leadership history in 1995, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to drop the national speed limit. This allowed the states to decide their own speed limits. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know that every decision can’t come across their desk. With a healthy culture and values, empower others around you […]

On This Day in Leadership History, September 13th

On this day in leadership history in 2001, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell named Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Limited commercial flights resumed in the U.S. for the first time in two days. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know […]

On This Day in Leadership History, September 6th

On this day in leadership history in 1620, the Pilgrims left on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England to settle in the New World. After a grueling 10 weeks at sea, the Mayflower, with 102 passengers and a crew of about 30, reached America, dropping anchor near the tip of Cape Cod on November 11, 1620. […]

On This Day in Leadership History, August 30th

On this day in leadership history in 1963, the “Hotline” between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into operation. What’s the leadership lesson? No matter how challenging or strained the relationship may be, honorable leaders choose to engage and communicate for the greater good of those around them. You can do it too. Washington-Moscow Hotline – […]

On This Day in Leadership History, August 23rd

On this day in leadership history in 1999, rescuers in Turkey found a young boy that had been buried in rubble from an earthquake for about a week. What’s the leadership lesson? Leaders with persistence, endurance, and strength of character can do amazing things and help others along the way, too. 1999 Turkey Earthquake – […]

On This Day in Leadership History, August 17th

On this day in leadership history in 1977, Elvis Presley died at the age of 42 in Memphis, TN. He died of coronary arrhythmia. Amid the ups and downs of his life and career, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century and is often referred to as […]

3 Quick Leadership Discernment Tips

When listening and observing words and actions in a local team or our national spectrum, we must recognize as honorable leaders that there’s some truth in every angle, but not all the groups in these instances are driven by pure motivations. Many people are distorting real issues to lead good people and naïve leaders into […]

On This Day in Leadership History, August 9th

On this day in leadership history in 1974, U.S. President Richard Nixon formally resigned. Gerald R. Ford took his place, and became the 38th president of the U.S. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders have the confident humility to lead and train a #2 that can step into their role at any time. Gerald Ford […]

On This Day in Leadership History, August 2nd

On this day in leadership history in 1938, bright yellow baseballs were used in a major league baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals. It was hoped that the balls would be easier to see. What’s the leadership lesson? It’s okay for honorable leaders to try a new idea; then if […]

On This Day in Leadership History, July 26th

On this day in leadership history in 1945, Winston Churchill resigned as Britain’s prime minister. What were his leadership strengths and struggles? Here’s a brief 4-minute look at his history and leadership legacy – Winston Churchill – Wikipedia          

On This Day in Leadership History, July 19th

On this day in leadership history in 1985, Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle. She died with six others when the Challenger exploded the following year. What’s the leadership lesson? Even when not knowing the future, honorable leaders choose courage and some risk […]

On This Day in Leadership History, July 12th

On this day in leadership history in 1862, the U.S. Congress authorized the Medal of Honor. There have been 3,525 Medals of Honor awarded to 3,506 individuals since the decoration’s creation, with over 40% awarded for actions during the American Civil War. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders intentionally find ways to recognize, affirm and […]

On This Day in Leadership History, July 5th

On this day in leadership history in 1998, Japan joined U.S. and Russia in space exploration with the launching of the Planet-B probe to Mars. What’s the leadership lesson? Regardless of the other leaders in a specific industry or discipline, honorable leaders take the initiative to do what they feel called to do for the […]

On This Day in Leadership History, June 28th

On this day in leadership history in 1976, the first women entered the U.S. Air Force Academy. What’s the leadership lesson? If honorable leaders want the best people on your team, be open to diversity and then include and value everyone. United States Air Force Academy – Military Website      

On This Day in Leadership History, June May 14th

On this day in leadership history in 1893, Philadelphia observed the first Flag Day. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army birthday on this date. What’s the leadership lesson? One of […]

On This Day in Leadership History, June May 7th

On this day in leadership history in 1932, over 7,000 war veterans marched on Washington, DC, demanding their bonuses. After four years or protests by thousands more veterans, Congress passed the Adjusted Compensation Payment Act in 1936, authorizing the immediate payment of the $2 billion in World War I bonuses, and then overrode Roosevelt’s veto […]

On This Day in Leadership History, May 31st

Today is Normal Vincent Peale’s birthday, an American minister and author known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking. Here’s just a brief clip where Presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and others share about his influence and impact on millions of people around the world as a thought leader – Norman Vincent […]

On This Day in Leadership History, May 24th

On this day in leadership history in 1967, California Governor Ronald Reagan greeted Charles M. Schulz at the state capitol in observance of the legislature-proclaimed “Charles Schulz Day.” What’s the leadership lesson? Rather than being threatened by other’s achievements, honorable leaders celebrate and honor the achievements of others! Be generous and look for opportunities to […]

On This Day in Leadership History, May 17th

On this day in leadership history in 2006, the U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany was sunk about 24 miles off Pensacola Beach. It was the first vessel sunk under a Navy program to dispose of old warships by turning them into diving attractions. It was the largest man-made reef at the time of the sinking. What’s […]