Creating Marshalls and Eisenhowers

Creating Marshalls and Eisenhowers November 1, 2014

Defense analyst and Pulitzer Prize finalist Tom Ricks on developing leadership:

13. Let’s talk about talent management. What do we need to do to develop leaders of the caliber of Marshall, Eisenhower, and Bradley?

What bothers me off here is we all know the answer. Look at the interwar period — lots of study, time for reflection, intellectual rigor, and a requirement to be able to think and write clearly. One reason I like spending time in the Army archives is the writing skill you see almost across the board. (Terry de la Mesa seems to be an exception to that, and that is OK too, as my Irish relatives say.)

My thanks to Gene Goldbold for the link.


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