Category Archives: Profiles

Profile: Lou Holtz

By | October 10, 2015

[October 10, 2015]  Louis Leo “Lou” Holtz is a legendary college football coach, well known throughout America as one of the most successful leaders in collegiate sports.  But his greatest accomplishment is not football … surprised?  According to Lou Holtz, he’s been most successful with his private life; having been married over 50 years with four children and… Read More »

Profile: General David Petraeus

By | August 4, 2015

[August 4, 2015] In early 2007, General David Petraeus took command of the Multi-National Force in Iraq and subsequently introduced a strategy that involved a “surge” of military forces. At the time I was asked to develop a plan to house, feed, and protect all incoming allied military forces through an up-ramped civil engineering effort and then personally… Read More »

Profile: Charlemagne

[May 02, 2015] The greatness of Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, is difficult to imagine for those of us who live in a relatively safe, modern world. Charlemagne was both a King and a military leader; roles that we rarely see held simultaneously today. Yet Charlemagne did so and was loved by his people. Born sometime… Read More »

Profile: Ulysses S. Grant

By | April 9, 2015

[April 09, 2015] On this date in 1865, exactly 150 years ago and largely unnoticed today, the Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant; thus ended the bloodiest point in the history of the United States. General Grant was now to play a crucial role in the difficult task of healing the wounds… Read More »

Profile: Coach Mike Krzyzewski

By | March 14, 2015

[March 14, 2015] A year ago in a U.S. Army senior-level forum for Flag officers, a small group of military folks got to hear from a very successful basketball coach, Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Generally recognized as one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University, is a leader whose success comes from… Read More »

Profile: Mao Zedong

By | January 19, 2015

[January 19, 2015] The study of great leadership is a responsibility of great leaders. Whether we study those that are good or evil is something that we should contemplate for it adds precision to our understanding of all leaders. Mao Zedong is one controversial leader who did both good and evil, and as such, should be meticulously studied… Read More »