Richard Lummis and Tom Fox begin a four-part series on leadership lessons from George Washington. We will look at lessons from Washington’s colonial and frontier period, focusing on the French and Indian War, leadership lessons from Washington’s generalship of the Continental Army, his leadership in both the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention and we will end with leadership lessons from both terms of Washington’s presidency. In this first episode, we consider the leadership lessons learned by Washington in his colonial and frontier period and how his failures during the French and Indian War influenced his later leadership.

Highlights of this podcast include:

  1. Introduction into Washington’s early life.
  2. Washington’s Ambition and the Battle of Jumonville Glen.
  3. Battle of Fort Necessity and Washington’s surrender.
  4. Massacre of Braddock’s troops by the Iroquois.
  5. What did Washington learn from these experiences?