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Leading into the Unknown: How Lewis and Clark Built a Great Team

BY JACK ULDRICH

This year marks the bicentennial of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s extraordinary Journey of Discovery. The expedition, due to its historical significance, is being celebrated with scores of events and festivities all across the nation. It is, however, a mistake to view the journey merely in historical terms. For in spite of a 200-year gap, the challenges Lewis and Clark faced and those confronting today’s leaders are very similar. The 21st century is a time of accelerating, almost exponential, change. Technological advances are being announced every day and the relentless advancement of knowledge is propelling society faster and faster into ...

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