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 second episode, we consider the leadership lessons demonstrated by Washington as General of the Continental Army.

Highlights of this podcast include:

  1. Introduction into Washington’s generalship of the Continental Army.
  2. First 3rd of the War-Boston and NY disasters to Trenton and Princeton.
  3. Valley Forge.
  4. Use of French General Rochambeau and commutation of Charles Asgill from death sentence.
  5. Resignation as General of the Armies.