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Ed is a speaker, author, and historian who shares his business knowledge and military experience in person and in print, using history to help modern organizations identify and apply timeless principles of leadership.


April 30, 2015

Where to Find the Leaders You Need

One of my heroes passed away recently, just two months shy of his 99th birthday. Ed Sayre (above in 2003) grew up on a Depression-squeezed farm […]


Ed is the author of eleven books, including Duty First: West Point and the Making of American Leaders, a study of leader development at the US Military Academy; and Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault Into Fortress Europe, July 1943, which became a one-hour docudrama on The History Channel. Ed is also the co-author of The Leader’s Compass, a fictional story of how one leader developed a personal leadership philosophy. His most recent book is The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day.

Speaking Engagements

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Ed Ruggero’s presentations inspire audiences and teach important lessons about leadership, leader development, ethics and creating a winning culture. He has appeared on CNN, The History Channel, the Discovery Channel, and CNBC and has spoken to audiences around the world on leadership, leader development and ethics. He also has been a guest speaker at Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Ed tailors each talk to support the business goals of the group he is addressing.

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