Dwight d. eisenhower power point week 8


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  • It is truly a honor to present a presentation about a man that has set himself apart from many other leaders, not only in the military but also in the civilian world as well. Like any normal guy, Eisenhower had his faults but he took them later in life and proved that he could be one of the most respected true great leaders of today in the history books.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower was truly a remarkable leader with great abilities that allow him to make his mark in the history books. His outstand and careful planning was truly that of a strategic leader. His accomplishments as both a great commander and president make him one to remember always, with the fine makings of a great leader of all time.
  • There are been many generals throughout the many wars in the past, all with great leadership skills. Many have accomplished many things in their times, but none have ever held the rank of once Supreme Commander of all allied forces going into Europe. General Eisenhower has set the path for us all to follow and develop our own style of leadership and perhaps make our day in history one day.
  • General Eisenhower was never one to move around anything. His many accomplishments throughout his military career have been lead by his outstanding leadership and abilities to communicate with his many soldiers of all ranks and his dealing with many different types of civilian figures
  • As a career soldier in the U.S. Army, I have spent most of my time overseas in many conflicts and peace keeping missions since 1991. The military has taught me a lot of wonderful things but now it is time for me to develop my civilian leadership skills as well. I have always been a supervisor and now I wish to work somewhere in a management position and lead others as I have done so in the U.S Army.
  • Every chain of command, will start with the lowest and move to the highest. But one must understand everyone in the chain of command plays an important part. From the ones to make it happen, to the strongest leaders at the top. A chain of command is also about building teamwork. In the chain of command, if one goes down then others must be ready at all times to step up and take command and lead the way. Remember, it is not about where you are in the chain of command, but its about carrying out your important and building that teamwork within that chain of command.
  • Great leaders have great skills that make them excellent leaders. They are good planners. They always take the time to listen and understand the problems around them, and find ways to fix them. Good leaders with good communication skills are the best type of leaders. Striving to be the best you can be, is all one can ask of yourself.
  • Leadership qualities are not always given or earned, they are truly developed. A successful leader must have great skills in other to lead others in peace or war. Leadership qualities are the way to truly become a success in life. People who show great leadership skills are the most likely ones to become great leaders. Leadership qualities are not measured by how many you have but how you develop them and help to train others and build teamwork and lead others.
  • Leadership is a very debating thing, meaning some people feel that others are just born with great leadership qualities. Others feel it is what one learns and trains on as they grow up into the world. We all have our opinions are it, but one can always know that if you learn from your mistakes then either way you are still defining and developing your leadership skills.
  • General Eisenhower was a leader with great qualities to get any job done. His Chain of Command, could see how great of a leader he was by the way, he was in carefully planning things out. His concern for the men under his command, made him a even greater leader. To send many into battle is never a easy decision but with careful planning, one can always say I did everything I could to make sure it was a success.
  • Operation Overlord was one of the most successful beach landing ever made in history. It involved so much planning, and with timing, the weather, and the element of surprise. General Eisenhower made the right decision, with everything riding on his sole shoulders to push the allied forces into Europe.
  • General Eisenhower was glad to see the war come to a end. But he could never forget the many men who died there on the shores and beaches of D-day, and many other battles. Even though the military trained him to be a great leader, he was already instilled with the great qualities of a excellent leader.
  • President Eisenhower was the 34th president of the united states. His ideas and thoughts were that of the future one day. He always lived for the present day, but he prepared careful for the future, and that future was for the nation. Even today, he is still one of the most talked about president of his time and many accomplishments.
  • General Eisenhower was an amazing military leader. His list of award are countless. Although he himself never really served in direct combat his military, he was always first to think about the safety and hardship of others in battle. Although the awards were many for all soldiers of all kind, his were a reflection of his great strategic leadership.
  • One can say many things about President Eisenhower, his outstanding leadership led us in many ways. He was always one to look at the nation before anything else when he was president. He would never blame others for his decisions, just as he said after D-day, If any fault is to blame, it is mine and mine alone. A true brilliant leader.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower was a truly gifted man with outstanding leadership. Given the responsibility of many men and the care of the nation, Eisenhower has truly shown us how great one can be, with the right types of leadership qualities in life. It has really honored me to summarize his truly amazing accomplishments and same examples of his great leadership throughout his lifetime. We salute you Dwight D. Eisenhower, for a great job in the leadership of many worldwide and the care of the people in our nation.
  • These were the references and pictures that I used to put my presentation together.
  • Dwight d. eisenhower power point week 8

    1. 1. Dwight D. EisenhowerCOLL148 Professor Nast By Joey Martinez June 19th 2012
    2. 2. Introduction:• The purpose of this presentation is to educate the reader about Dwight D. Eisenhower’s accomplishments through the eyes of a war veteran.• You will learn about how his strategic and exceptional leadership, set the tone for WWII’s many accomplishments and his abundant problem solving skills as the 34th President of the United States.
    3. 3. Introduction (Cont.)• Dwight D. Eisenhower was Supreme Commander during WWII. He was elected the 34th President of the United States.• He was a strategic general, with great leadership and management skills. His abilities allowed him to be chosen as the Supreme Commander for all allied forces in Europe during WWII.• He was big on Civil Rights and Foreign Policies.• Technology - Eisenhower used it to his advantage; he was the first President to hold a televised news conference and the first to have an advertising agency produce a television campaign commercial for his reelection.
    4. 4. Military accomplishments:• Eisenhower was a brilliant forger of alliances, partnerships and coalitions.• A master at using the full range of diplomatic, political, and economic resources to win World War II, he also used those resources to win the peace.• As supreme commander of the Allied military coalition in World War II — in the Mediterranean and then in Northwest Europe — General Eisenhower made the crucial and frequently controversial decisions that led to victory. He held together the military alliance. The shining moment for his command came at Dday in early June 1944, when he led his successful Allied forces in the greatest amphibious invasion in history.• He relentlessly promoted unity among the nations allied in opposition to communist aggression, as he did among the services in the U.S. military establishment.
    5. 5. Cont. /Military accomplishments• He never shied from controversy, even when it could have seriously jeopardized his future. He made decisions tactically.• No commander ever cared more for the safety and well being of his soldiers. Shortly after D-Day he wrote: “The soldiers, sailors, and airmen are indescribable in their elan, courage, determination and fortitude. They inspire me.” To his generals he was a stern, demanding commander, but to his troops he was simply “Ike."• He resigned from the Army on February 7, 1948 to serve as president of Columbia University.
    6. 6. My field of Study:• My field of study is management, so I transferring my military transcripts into college credit with devry and they are giving me 43 credits, along with my 3 classes I am presenting taking to reach my BA in Technical Management.• My present goals are to keep up with my classes and study hard and focus on my education, to reach my graduation date sometime in the summer of 2014.• I chose this field because, after almost years in the U.S. Army and being deployed most of them. I wish to enhance my already experienced computer skills along with problem solving, and management skills.
    7. 7. • Commander-in-Chief• Barack H. Obama• Secretary of Defense• Leon Panetta• Secretary of the Army• John McHugh• Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff US Army• Admiral Martin Dempsey• Army Chief of Staff• General Raymond Odierno• Sergeant Major Of The Army• SMA Raymond F. Chandler• 1SG WOODS, MICHAEL• PLATTON SGT. SFC YOUNG, MIKE
    8. 8. Characteristics of an Effective Leader:• There are many factors that contribute to effective leadership, and I will address.• The first characteristic of effective leadership is empathy, an understanding and identification with another persons feelings, situation and goals.• An effective leader shows a tenacious determination and resolve, never wavering in spite of obstacles.• A good leader must be able to detach themselves from the situation and analyze it from a distance.• a leader must have excellent communication skills.• Not every leader will have an intimate knowledge of the subject, but he will be able to turn to the people in the know and gather any necessary resources as required.• Some positive leadership traits that Eisenhower possessed was his ability to be “honest, self-reliant, hardworking, ambitious, and God fearing.
    9. 9. My Leadership Qualities:• I have excellent leadership skills. I am hard driving, with great analytical skills. I always talk with my co-workers using great communication skills. I love to trouble shot a lot of issues on my job, so I have great problem solving skills. Some simple examples are:• Integrity• Excellent Trainer• Confident• Strong Team builder• Honorable• Loyal• Great listener• Good Decision Making
    10. 10. Defining Leadership Qualities:• I strongly believe there are five main qualities you must have that define your true leadership qualities and here they are:•• 1. Desire - One must have a strong desire to see others succeed. A leader must give and serve to his followers in order to gain success and the right to be known as a leader.•• 2. Faith - As the great Napoleon Hill states in his masterpiece "Think and Grow Rich", "FAITH is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!" Just as we have faith in religion, family, and friends, a true leader will have faith in their team of followers and believe in each and every one of them without discrimination.•• 3. Commitment - A strong and un-deniable commitment to your team of followers is crucial. Individuals feel that sense of dedication and commitment to seeing them succeed from the one specific leader that they are looking to for success and if for some odd reason that confidence and feeling of security goes missing, so will the individual and, make no mistake about it, several others.•• 4. Honesty - Honesty and Integrity go hand-in-hand in showing excellent leadership qualities. Dishonesty in your leadership will be noticed, if not immediately, but in due time and can destroy all efforts made to succeed. So lets keep it simple, remain at all times honest with your following team, and you will always be their leader.•• 5. Uniqueness - This is a great quality to have. As people, not one person is the same and we are already unique amongst others. Being unique in leadership maintains the focus on you as a leader and you will always maintain the interest of your team members. Theres nothing worse than becoming a boring leader. Its a sure way to not be considered a leader at all.
    11. 11. An Impressive Display:• In May of that same year, Eisenhower was sent to Europe, tasked with building unity amongst the Allies as the Commanding General of the European Theater.• By November he was the Commander in Chief of the Allied forces in Africa, and carried out Operation Torch, and in the next year, he became Commander of the invasion of Sicily and Italy.• Nearly a year after Operation Torch, the planning for Operation Overlord, commonly known as D-Day, came underway, and Dwight became the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces.
    12. 12. Operation Overlord and the Five Star General• On June 6, 1944, Operation Overlord was executed, and the day was marked as the beginning of the end for the Axis of Evil, with Dwight Eisenhower the proprietor of their doom.• In December, Dwight was promoted to five star General of the Army to commemorate his actions on D-Day
    13. 13. The Closing of Theatres:• In May, 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allied forces, bringing the bloodiest conflict in history to a close.• Dwight Eisenhower was name Military Governor of United States Controlled Zones at the close of the war, and in November, he was selected as the U.S. Army’s Chief of Staff.
    14. 14. President Dwight D. Eisenhower• On November 4, 1952, Dwight Eisenhower became the 34th president of the United States.• Dwight’s Presidency was marked by a strong push for peace around the world, with him having overseen the cease fire of the Korean War, pushed for peace with the Soviet Union regardless of America’s strong anti-communist beliefs, and refusal of Military intervention in Vietnam.• The slogan of Dwight’s presidency became “Peace and Prosperity”, marking the five star general as a man of cause, one who fought for the results of the mission, and not the mission itself.• Eisenhower became the first president to be forced from office by the constitution, as he had served two full terms, but it is likely he would have won a third.
    15. 15. Eisenhower’s Military Awards:• During his service, Eisenhower received many awards and decorations, here is a list of those he won (these are only American Awards, as there is not enough space to list those he won internationally, because they number, combined, at 61).1. Army Distinguished Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters2. Navy Distinguished Service Medal3. Legion of Merit4. Mexican Border Service Medal5. World War I Victory Medal6. American Defense Service Medal7. American Campaign Medal8. European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one silver and four bronze service stars9. World War II Victory Medal10. Army of Occupation Medal with "Germany" clasp11. National Defense Service Medal (2 awards)
    16. 16. Accomplishments of President Eisenhower:• He oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean War• kept up the pressure on the Soviet Union during the Cold War• made nuclear weapons a higher defense priority,• launched the Space Race• enlarged the Social Security program• began the Interstate Highway System.
    17. 17. Summary/Conclusion:Dwight D. Eisenhower was a manwho had spent much of his lifeconcerned with war. His planningand management of the alliedforces in Europe has earned himthe respect of all he served withand who read and watched hisaccomplishments. His attention todetail in careful planning and greatCommunication skills, truly madehim a highly outstanding leader. AsPresident, his truly dedication to thecare of the nation again made hima man to remember in great ways.He balanced the budget 3 timesduring his time in office, and withmany other accomplishments helppoint America into a way of thefuture for technology and futuregrowth. A true Hero, and greatPresident with excellent leadership.
    18. 18. References:lBaptiste, H., & Araujo, B. (2004). American Presidents and Their Attitudes, Beliefs,and Actions Surrounding Education and Multiculturalism: A Series of Research Studiesin Educational Policy. Multicultural Education, 11(3), 36-42. Retrieved June 03, 2012,from http://web.ebscohost.comReeves, T. C. (2012). Dwight D. Eisenhower. In Brittanica Biographies (p. 1). RetrievedJune 03, 2012, from http://web.ebscohost.comWickenden, J. W. (2011). Rethinking the Head of School Position: What Trustees CanDo to Create a Happier--and More Effective--Leader. Independent School, 71.Retrieved June 03, 2012, from http://web.ebscohost.comPictures:http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=dwight+eisenhower+pictures&qpvt=dwight+eisenhower+pictures&FORM=IGRE