By Col (Ret) James H. Benson, Sr. - Class of 1987
Walking point is taking charge of the organization. It involves trusting one’s instincts, possessing a propensity to will or determine an outcome through words and action, and having a diminished sense of fear and risk and an insatiable appetite to be the best.
There are varying views and philosophies regarding managing schools, colleges, and business turnarounds. Leadership is a dynamic process, and leader skill sets can vary dramatically. However, it takes a bold, decisive, confident, ice-in-the-veins leader to turnaround a rapidly failing organization―a leader who does not lead with his/her feelings or fear the demise of their popularity.