Leadership Resources

Luck and Resilience in the Making of a General | Benjamin Runkle

It is easy to see the old images of Marshall standing next to Pershing or surrounded by future generals on his teaching staff at the Infantry School and, knowing what he achieved in building and leading the U.S. Army in WWII, perceive his rise as inevitable. But his eventual triumphs were anything but predetermined.

Marshall and the Fort Benning Revolution

Dr. John Maass discusses Marshall’s leadership at the Infantry School at Fort Benning

“Leading in an Era of Exponential Change

Futurist Jack Uldrich talks about Marshall’s leadership, his concept of Jump the Curve, and how trends in technology will affect organization leadership in the future.









Jack Uldrich on Marshall’s Leadership (audio)

Jack Uldrich describes Marshall’s leadership principles.


Conversation with Fred Smith

FedEx CEO Frederick W. Smith and Chris Wallace Talk about vision and leadership.

Gen. Tony Zinni’s talk on Leadership based on his book From the Battlefield to the Boardroom

Why our Generals Were More Successful in World War II

Author, reporter and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security Thomas E. Ricks explores national security issues and military history. He has covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Series: “Nimitz Lectureship Series,” 2011.

Legacy of Leadership Video Series

Seven videos about Marshall’s leadership principles.


Recommended Reading List on Leadership
Soldier Statesman Peacemaker: Leadership Lessons from George C. Marshall, Jack Uldrich, American Management Association, 2005.

Statesmanship, Character, and Leadership in America, Terry Newell, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Leading the Charge:  Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom, Gen. Tony Zinni, Palgrave MacMillan, 2009

Ethical Leadership in Turbulent Times: Modeling the Public Career of George C. Marshall, Gerald M. Pops, Lexington Books, 2009.

George C. Marshall: Rubrics of Leadership, Stewart W. Husted, Xlibris, 2004.

The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell, ed. Harry S. Laver and Jeffrey J. Matthews, with a chapter on Geroge C. Marshall, “Institutional Leadership: George C. Marshall,” written by Larry Bland.

George C. Marshall: Servant of the American Nation, ed. BGEN Casey Brower, Palgrave McMillan, 2011

Roosevelt and Marshall: Partners in Politics and War, Thomas Parrish, New York: William Morrow, 1989

Commander in Chief: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, His Lieutenants, and Their War, Eric Larrabee, New York: Harper and Row, 1987.