By Jeff Appelquist

In Sacred flooring, Jeff Appelquist takes us on an grand trip of exploration and discovery to the Gettysburg and Little Bighorn battlefields. through learning those momentous occasions throughout the lens of person management and group dynamics, we see that the tales from historical past are interesting, the parallels to this present day are memorable, and the rules of management enduring. background at its most sensible is one never-ending, often unforgettable tale approximately those that lived and breathed, and infrequently complete awesome issues below nice duress. whereas now not all people loves background, every body loves a superb tale. And tales from the previous nonetheless have energy to notify our lives within the current. Sacred floor is storytelling at its top, and may without end switch how you imagine, lead, and do company.

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