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Matching Vision With Resources : A Reconceived Model for Leadership and Assistance

Matching Vision With Resources: A Reconceived Model for Leadership and Assistance

Winter Horseshoes

Painting by high school student artist, Chelsea Madden, 2015. ©2015 Brad & Genevieve Ermeling.

Key Principle

Investments in bold ideas should be matched by an equal investment in support and attention to detail.

PORTRAIT #5: Winter Horseshoes

During an 1812 military campaign, Napoleon made an ambitious decision to invade Russia. He launched his invasion in June with hopes of a relatively quick campaign that would finish before the winter months. Driven by an impressive record of recent conquests, Napoleon was operating with a spirit of invincibility and bold confidence in his strategy.

Saul David (2012), professor of war studies at the University of Buckingham, explains ...

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