Old Glory is a nickname for the flag of the United States. The original flag was owned by sea captain William Driver who flew the flag during his career at sea and then brought it to Nashville, Tennessee (sea) which is the sister city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, a city with a massive ship building history. It was flying low today on my morning walk. A few Irish soldiers went before and fell behind me as I walked on Chesterfield Avenue and around Farmleigh estate. It’s great to be out in nature, and its free!
“What I learned from Jan changed my personal and professional life for good, and it completely blew all my other leadership training out of the water… In my military career I was given commendations, I was lauded on all of my evaluations, and I was praised by senior Coast Guard leadership. None of this gave me the sense of validation that I got from Self-Reliant Leadership®.”
—Meghan Zehringer, Former Coast Guard Officer, Manufacturing Management Development Program – NGC
Jan Rutherford is a former Green Beret and a successful entrepreneur, podcast host, wilderness expedition leader, and author of the book, The Littlest Green Beret.
Jan’s experience comes from the business world, the military and academia; but his philosophy is from a confluence of Sparta’s discipline, Socrates’ self-awareness, Aristotle’s courage, Emerson’s self-reliance, and Thoreau’s reflective seclusion.
His coaching and speaking work also includes leading expeditions with executives and military veterans, and sharing leadership insights from those experiences.
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