Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States. During World War II, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, leading the Allied invasion of France and Germany and to victory over the Axis powers.
As a child, Eisenhower was involved in an accident that cost his younger brother an eye. He later referred to this as an experience that taught him the need to be protective of those under him; a lesson in leadership that can be seen in today’s #MondayMotication.Eisenhower believed leadership did not come from bullying those under his command. “Leadership,” he said “is the art of getting someone else to do something you want because he wants to do it.” Leadership, he said, comes from patience and conciliation.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head.
Any damn fool can do that,
but it’s usually called “assault” not leadership.
President Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower