Leadership Strategies of An American Warrior
Mike Leach is no ordinary football coach. He brings to the field a wide-ranging knowledge of history, leadership, and teamwork. Like Geronimo, he is a renegade; like Geronimo, he is a man of destiny. Here, this great man of our era shares with his admirers his own admiration for one of the greatest men of any era.
Geronimo and his Apache warriors were the last free-roaming Native Americans by the mid 1880s. His defiance, leadership, ferocity, and guile made him both feared and legendary. Despite being pursued almost constantly for decades, Geronimo eluded both the US and Mexican armies in defense of his freedom. He surrendered on his own accord on numerous occasions, only to escape again whenever he felt like it. When Geronimo finally surrendered to General Nelson Miles in 1886, he and his small band of just thirty-eight Indians (eighteen warriors, the rest women and children) had outmaneuvered 5,000 US soldiers (one quarter of the entire army), 3,000 Mexican troops, 1,000 hired vigilantes and 500 Apache scouts for eighteen months, at a cost to the US government of $12 million.
Highlighting his most fabled achievements, Mike Leach brings a fresh perspective in Geronimo, illustrating what we can learn from Geronimo, his people, his uniquely American story, and his legacy.