Leadership Transformational Speech Exercise

Create a leadership SPEECH for the following situation.

You are a relatively new Lt. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. It is the day before the expected battle of Gettysburg. Your company is from the state of Maine, and you have lost several hundred men so far during the war.

As your company is preparing for battle, you are notified that you have been assigned 106 Maine regulars who have refused to fight anymore during the war. The 106 malcontents are under guard and just arrived at your camp. They have been assigned to you because your outfit is from Maine (during the Civil War, army groupings were by State).

You have just a few hours to decide what to do with these soldiers. You can do whatever you want with them, including shoot some or all of them, starve or otherwise punish them, persuade them to join you in battle, or assign men to keep them under guard away from the battle. You will have an opportunity to speak to them today. You need the 106 soldiers to fight with you, because you barely have enough men to hold your company’s position. You were a history professor before the war, and you have decided to speak to the malcontents.

What will you say in a SPEECH to persuade them to join your company in battle.

(Please make it just one page. No copy from other speeches)

Last Updated on September 20, 2018