I have learned to be a leader from great leaders – my grandfather (who served in the European Theater of Operations in World War II), my father (who served in the U.S. Army in the early 1960’s), and from reading about the men and women who were in situations beyond their control and rose above them to lead others to safety and victory.
One of those men was Richard Winters. He was, for a time, the commander of Company E “Easy” of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne in World War II.
Stephen Ambrose relied heavily upon Winter’s wartime experience for his book “Band of Brothers. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks translated Ambrose’s book into a miniseries for HBO.
Winters was then thrust into the spotlight and much sought-after for interviews about his experiences.
But his lasting contribution will be the ten leadership principles he put together called “Leadership At the Point of a Bayonet.”
I’ve turned these ten principles for success into a series of podcasts.
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