AUSA’s Thought Leaders webinar series—an extension of our Thought Leaders podcast— focuses on senior military leaders and contemporary military authors, Thought Leaders seeks to educate the public on critical issues affecting land forces and strategy.
Please join us on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 at 1400 to hear a presentation by COL Tom Vossler, U.S. Army, Retired and Dr. Jeff McCausland, authors of Battle Tested!: Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders.
- COL Tom Vossler, U.S. Army, Retired
- Dr. Jeff McCausland
About the Book
In order to be a truly effective leader, it is necessary to learn as much as possible from the examples of history—the disasters as well as the triumphs. At Gettysburg, Union and Confederate commanders faced a series of critical leadership challenges under the enormous stress of combat. The fate of the nation hung in the balance. These leaders each responded in different ways, but the concepts and principles they applied during those traumatic three days contain critical lessons for today’s leaders that are both useful and applicable—whether those leaders manage operations at a large corporation, supervise a public institution, lead an athletic team, or govern a state or municipality.
In the twenty-first century, leadership is the indispensable quantity that separates successful organizations from failures. Successful leaders communicate vision, motivate team members, and inspire trust. One must move both people and the collective organization into the future while, at the same time, dealing with the past. A leader must learn to master the dynamic requirements of decision-making and change.