Harry Truman: What We Can Learn From The Man From Missouri [10]

Attach Yourself to a Meaningful Objective: Truman was interested in efficiency and saving lives during the dire war years. This behaviour drew the attention of FDR. FDR was very difficult to read as a leader but he called for the Senate to allow the creation of a Committee to investigate the national defence program. Meanwhile, Truman ran something of his own which was a special committee on the War weapon production called the “Truman Committee”. Truman was obsessed with getting facts. Truman investigated the scandal of military wastefulness by exposing fraud and mismanagement. Truman saved the country money. Production of weapons was not particularly efficient and some weapons were faulty. Truman intervened in the creation of a Weapons czar. If you can claim you are saving people money, then you will be rewarded for your efforts. Truman saved thousands of lives by ensuring American military equipment functioned properly.