The Battle of Yorktown was the decisive victory that led to American victory in the Revolutionary War and our independence.The Battle of Yorktown serves as a perfect “leadership laboratory” to consider enduring principles such as ethics, strategic planning, team building, decision-making, and conflict resolution to name but a few.
During a fateful few days the nation faced not only a political crisis brought about by President Nixon’s firing of Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox but also the Yom Kippur war in the Middle East that brought the US into direct confrontation with the Soviet Union. Historians refer to this as the “Saturday Night Massacre”, but it was truly a “crisis within a crisis”.
The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest battle ever fought on the North American continent. This workshop begins with an overview of the battle, providing the historic background essential to understanding strategic leadership decisions that were made by both the North and South, setting the stage for this iconic event.
The Alamo is a timeless event shrouded in legend and lore. The struggle of 189 Texans against over 2,000 Mexican soldiers for 13 days is a tale that inspires Americans even today and has been captured in several films. But underneath the iconic, legendary figures and the constant retelling of the story by Hollywood is a classic case study for leadership which is relevant for all modern-day leaders.
The Battle of Antietam is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined tally of 22,717 dead, wounded, or missing. In order to understand how and why battles are fought it is important to first understand the larger operational, strategic, and political context in which they occur.