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Leadership Lessons From Military Legends: Harris L. Parker

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Much like the SWOT analysis that I learned in business school years ago, there are many leadership lessons borrowed and adopted from the rank and file of military figures both past and present.  You simply can’t win military campaigns without strong and effective leadership.  And you can’t make progress in business, or community projects or on government initiatives without strong leadership.

Are leaders born or made from their experiences of life? That’s a question we’ll ask our guest today. Deborah L. Parker learned much from her own military career as a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the US Army. And she learned even more from her uncle, Command Sergeant Major Harris L. Parker, who she affectionately called Uncle Horace.  She captured that insight in her new book, Hardcore Leadership: 11 Master Lessons From My Airborne Ranger Uncle’s Final Jump.  

What does leadership mean to you?  And when does a leader need to switch gears so that others can follow more effectively?  

We’ll explore leadership and its many lessons on today’s show.