Michelle Howard

What One of the Highest-Ranking Women in the Military Learned about Leadership

It seems fitting that Michelle Howard—famous not only for being the first woman to become a four-star admiral in the U.S. Navy but for facing down Somali pirates to rescue Captain Philips—has this as one of her favorite quotes: “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” So, how do you cross the sea—or, more to the point, lead in challenging times? Here is one … [ more ]