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A ray of hope from Dwight D. Eisenhower

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower came from a working class family, the third of seven sons. He graduated from West Point, setting him on a fast track in the Army.

In 1942, he led the Allied invasion of North Africa. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Eisenhower commanded Allied forces in the Normandy invasion.

He won two presidential elections by landslides, obtained a truce in Korea and worked incessantly to reduce Cold War tensions. He signed the 1957 civil rights legislation, set up the Civil Rights Commission and desegregated the armed forces. The Interstate Highway System was built on his watch.

EL: What’s the most important quality in a leader?

DE: The supreme quality for leadership is integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, whether it’s on a football field, in an army or in an office.

EL: How can leaders strengthen their integrity?

DE: By doing what they say they’re going to do, every time.

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