Perhaps we can learn as much from poor leadership models as from good ones. Here’s one author’s description of the Confederate general associated with the infamous charge on the third day of the battle of Gettysburg, the sesquicentennial of which was celebrated in the North and perhaps lamented in the South this summer:
“Whatever moments he could spare from self-adornment were devoted to the neglect of his duties . . .”
From Gettysburg: The Final Invasion by Allen C. Guelzo (Knopf, 2013).
If this sounds like someone you know, take note. If it reminds you of what you see in the mirror every day, spend less time looking in the mirror. If it reminds you of me, for God’s sake let me know.