Hall of Fame Leaders

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Making the Most of a Bad Situation

The smell of freshly cut grass and the crack of a bat typically signal an after-work activity or family outing rather than a chance to look deeper into leadership skill sets. And after this summer’s scandals of bad decision-making by a few baseball players, some people may tend to steer away from “America’s game” for […]

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Leadership Lessons from 1776

We’ve all heard in history classes that knowing about the past is critical for improving the present and future. I find this is especially true when I reflect upon the leadership lessons that we can learn from the trying times of the American Revolution. Upon revisiting Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough’s book 1776, the story […]

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Margaret Thatcher: Glass Ceiling Breaker & History Maker

With leadership comes controversy. Whether guiding ten people or tens of thousands, even the best leaders will have their admirers and antagonists. Margaret Thatcher, who recently left the world she impacted so greatly, experienced both extremes throughout her illustrious professional career. Thatcher’s rise from grocer’s’ daughter to three-term reign as Great Britain’s Prime Minister has […]

By Rebecca Wilke | Hall of Fame Leaders
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A Leader’s North Star

In days gone by, mariners made their way through seas and vast oceans using a system called celestial navigation. This astronavigation involved using “sights” between the visible horizon and a celestial body such as the sun, moon, or one of 57 stars. The most popular of those stars was Polaris, commonly referred to as the […]

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Much Ado about Lincoln?

There has been a lot of attention given to Lincoln lately. A major motion picture has highlighted his presidency and leads the Oscar nominations at a stunning dozen. Since the fall of 2011, Bill O’Reilly’s book, Killing Lincoln, has climbed the charts and has now sold over one million copies. All this attention begs the […]

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Oversight vs. Overreach

There seems to be mounting evidence that some modern-day leaders are trending toward overreach as opposed to oversight in their roles and responsibilities. Currently we are witnessing such overreach in government as programs and policies expand to “assist” people make decisions that our Founders felt were best left to individuals. But the tendency to overreach […]

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The Art of Shepherding

During the holidays, we are reminded of the famous story of shepherds watching over their flocks by night. Those lonely figures scattered on hillsides with mangy sheep seem foreign to most of us in the 21st century. But did you know that shepherds will still be roaming mountains and valleys this season while we enjoy […]

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Goldfish Economics

How much is a trillion? This seems like a simple enough question, and most of us would answer with two words: “a lot.” But really, shouldn’t we have a more detailed reply—especially when the economic debt in the United States has now reached the astounding sixteen-plus trillion mark? Perhaps one of the best explanations I’ve […]

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