Leadership and Good Leaders

Hal Moore on Leadership
Available on Amazon

In early 2021 in Hal Moore’s files, I found a detailed initial outline of what would later grow into the “Hal Moore on Leadership” book. This series of posts pulls from that outline – mostly short paragraphs or bullets.

For more detail, check out the book. The focus of Moore’s life after retirement from the military was on helping and mentoring others along the path to becoming great leaders. We hope the quick points he makes in these posts inspire you to greatness. In addition, this provides additional insight for the Naming Commission as it considers renaming Army bases. In the analysis to rename Fort Benning, a Fort dedicated to leadership and training, what better name could there be than Hal and Julie Moore – both exceptional leaders who lived these values?

  • A unit – be it military, athletic, business, political, or familial takes on and reflects the personality of the commander, the coach, the boss, the parent, THE LEADER.
  • A leader must set the example in all areas.  You cannot be appointed a “leader,”  You must prove yourself to be such through your actions, demeanor, appearance, attitude and decisions.  Leaders at all levels must know their stuff, be dead honest, have unquestioned personal integrity, set the example, and treat their people “fair and square,”
  • None of us starts out as a General or the CEO of a corporation.  And, not all of us are born leaders.  However, we all do have the resources available to become great leaders.  Whether you are a CEO or a college freshman, there is always more to learn and goals to be achieved.  Every day, you have the opportunity to do a better job, advance yourself and lead others in a way that will lead your team to success.
More Points
Please sign the petitions to rename Fort Benning and Fort Rucker

Whether you like the idea or not, federal law requires all bases named for Confederates be renamed.
Let’s help them make the right choice for Fort Benning and Fort Davis!
Beyond the individual contributions of Hal Moore, renaming Fort Benning also recognizes the equally important contributions of the military spouse and family.
His many accomplishments make General Davis deserving of this honor – even more so when you see how he had to overcome crushing prejudice to achieve greatness.

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