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General George C. Marshall, Journal Discussion Points 1) On more than one occasion, Marshall took a risk and confronted his superiors, including President Roosevelt, with his own contrary views and analyses of situations that he thought needed a new or a different perspective. On each of these occasions, Marshall was prepared with strong factual arguments for his position. In Gardner’s view, Marshall was declaring himself to be a peer of the leader; and in so doing he indicated that he was capable of leadership himself. Writes Gardner: “He was embodying leadership by his words and actions.” (149) a) Do you think Marshall was being presumptuous or arrogant in making himself the equal of other leaders, like President Roosevelt, who were clearly his superior in rank and position? b) Have you ever spoken up and challenged a leader who ranked above you in experience or knowledge? What was that experience like for you? Would you do it again? Do you think that challenging another leader’s expertise and position of authority is itself
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course GCLH 101 taught by Professor Corley during the Spring '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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