Feb 3, 2021
Ep. 29: West Point athletics shaped this business icon. Retired Brigadier General, Bernard Banks, knew as a child that he wanted to go to West Point because of his desire to develop himself as a leader. He was so successful in that journey that years later, West Point asked him to chair their leadership department. He has led multiple military units ranging in size from 10 to 3,000 people. In the early 2000s, He was brought in to improve an Apache Helicopter unit ranking in the bottom third globally. In just two years, under Bernie’s leadership, the same group was designated number ONE! Today he is an Associate Dean at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management teaching leadership in the MBA program!
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