Yesterday, we lost an American hero. Astronaut John Glenn passed away on December 8th, 2016.
John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in Space. After Scott Carpenter passed away, John Glenn was the last surviving member of the Mercury Seven.
Not only did John Glenn go into outer space, he served and retired from the Marine Corps and ran a successful political career winning a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Looking back on his life, we can find signs of leadership throughout it.
Leadership Lessons From The Life Of John Glenn
1. Leaders quit:
When the Japenese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1942, John Glenn dropped out of college and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He quit something important to join an organization he believed in.
People will often think leaders never quit. That’s far from the truth.