On this day in leadership history in 1943, U.S. President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Churchill concluded a wartime conference in Casablanca, Morocco. On the final day of the Conference, President Roosevelt announced that he and Churchill had decided that the only way to ensure postwar peace was to adopt a policy of unconditional surrender. Two years later, the war ended in September 1945.
What’s the leadership lesson? Even with different personalities, perspectives, and objectives of other people, honorable leaders use it in a positive way to collaborate and get results. There’s always a path to agreement if everyone is willing to work together.
Office of the Historian – Casablanca Conference