|MOH recipient Paul Bucha|
Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Paul Bucha addressed attendees of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Military Service Appreciation Dinner.
Following his talk about leadership, the Graduate School of Business Veterans Club presented him with their 2011 Service and Leadership Award as recognition of his military service, business career and advocacy for veterans.
According to the Stanford Daily article, Medal of Honor winner Bucha explains leadership’s fine points by Eric Dunn:
“Bucha began the talk explaining the importance of connecting with veterans. “I spend one day every week talking to veterans,” he said. “I have learned from them what it means to serve your country.” He stressed that those with the responsibility to lead men and women into harm’s way should “have the courage to define an objective that is finite.”
“Bucha then outlined five characteristics of leadership: “integrity, competency, confidence, compassion and humility.” He said each element is “essential to what it means to be a great leader” and argued that universities like Stanford and West Point are “trying to produce leaders of substance.”
“When asked what his message for Stanford was, Bucha’s answer was simple and direct.
“Always look out for those who are weaker and meeker than you are,” he said. “Always. That is what it means to be a leader.”
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