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Lead with Purpose by John BALDONI

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CHAPTER 7STEEL YOUR OWN PURPOSE

No man, I believe, ever had a great choice of difficulties, and less means to extricate himself.” That statement was expressed by a man at the end of a long year in which he had lost 90 percent of his troops. Strategically and tactically, the army under his command seemed inept. There was a move afoot to remove him from command, and even worse, the populace was turning against him. “I think the game is pretty near up,” he told his brothers.

The author of these sentiments was not some hapless, down-on-his-luck general. It was none other than George Washington, our first commander-in-chief. Tempting as it might have been ...

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