Dinner with a U.S. President

by Travis Jones, CEO of Career Development Partners

If you had the opportunity to have dinner with any US President in history, who would it be and why?

Would you consider General Dwight Eisenhower?

One night in June 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower walked the beaches of England, alone with his thoughts.  Occasionally he would stop and stare across the dark waters of the English Channel, toward the coast of France where the Nazi armies had built a military fortress.  The next dawn would see hundreds of allied ships and thousands of soldiers storming that coast, and General Eisenhower knew that for many of those soldiers it would be their last morning.

As he walked along, he came across an American private, standing by himself, also staring across the ocean. The General asked him what he was thinking about. “Home” came the reply.  Then the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces suggested they walk together, that perhaps they would draw confidence from each other’s company.  So, the two men walked on – one older, one younger; one experienced in the way of war, the other inexperienced – but each man drawing strength from the other.

That is exactly what many people need today – others to walk with them, offering wisdom and encouragement, particularly in difficult times.  Our world is in turbulent times and more than ever we need to come along side one another to help each other experience the abundant life.

Which US President would you choose to have dinner with and why? Let me know.

by Travis Jones, CEO of Career Development Partners

Travis Jones - CEO of Career Development Partners

Written By Travis Jones

Travis has been an entrepreneur and business owner in Tulsa for over 30 years. He is a well-known community servant and is dedicated to providing world-class service for everyone we encounter at Career Development Partners.

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