Some say that Cinco De Mayo is more of an American celebration than a Mexican one. It’s a time when a lot of people use it as an excuse to eat Mexican food and drink margarita. Truth is, if you were to ask Americans what Cinco De Mayo is about or the history behind it they would be clueless. If you’re one of these people don’t worry you don’t have to tell anyone but I will tell you the basics so you will no longer be ignorant and can confidently answer the question “What does Cinco De Mayo celebrate?”
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According to History.com: On May 5, 1862, 2,000 Mexican soldiers were prepared to fight 6,000 French troops. General Charles Latrille de Lorences led the French while General Zaragoza led the Mexicans. The French had lost 500 soldiers and about 100 Mexican casualties.
I believe good leadership makes a huge difference in a group of people large or small that face an objective. This can be applied in war, school, place of employment, etc.
There is a quote that I absolutely loved by Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Anyone can be in a leadership position and tell people what needs to be done and some may follow. However, I believe it’s the greatest leaders who find a way to make the people passionate about what they must do to get the job done.