Archive: December 27, 2009 - January 2, 2010
Part of leadership, in a crisis situation or any other, is having the gumption to believe your approach is valuable and worth advancing.
By Ed O'Malley | December 31, 2009; 7:19 AM ET | Comments (2)
We justly admire civilians like Jasper Schuringa, but in Iraq and Afghanistan, valor is demonstrated daily, in the most austere and dangerous conditions, by those in uniform.
By Col. Charles D. Allen | December 31, 2009; 7:03 AM ET | Comments (0)
Jasper Schuringa didn't have special skills, but he did have courage. If the Cowardly Lion can do it, so can you.
By Marty Linsky | December 31, 2009; 6:54 AM ET | Comments (2)
Unlike so many who go through life half asleep, natural leaders are wide awake. They see a threat and act.
By Michael Maccoby | December 31, 2009; 6:38 AM ET | Comments (0)
These moments of courage by regular citizens remind me of the power of action and our ability to create change rather than simply follow others and do nothing.
By Coro Fellows | December 30, 2009; 7:45 AM ET | Comments (11)
The instinct to react immediately may be inborn, but the ability to react effectively is learned.
By Slade Gorton | December 30, 2009; 7:41 AM ET | Comments (1)
Jasper Schuringa possessed no playbook, no rules to follow or training, and certainly had no prior experience fighting terrorism.
By Alaina Love | December 29, 2009; 7:06 AM ET | Comments (31)
Leadership is sometimes just the manifestation of an instinctual sense of responsibility.
By John H. Cochran, MD | December 29, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (1)
Sometimes we find ourselves in a time and place not of our own choosing where our gift meets the world's need.
By George Reed | December 29, 2009; 6:55 AM ET | Comments (1)