Although they faced insurmountable odds, the men of the 1st Minnesota rallied, fiercely. What can we learn through their bravery and incredible leadership? How can we get our team to stand unified, especially in the middle of a crisis?
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”.