Adversity Reveals Character

By | June 22, 2018

[June 22, 2018]  There’s a common saying in among U.S. Army Rangers and other highly-trained soldiers that tells us a lot about their outlook on life.  It goes something like this, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”1  They tell us that adversity reveals character in soldiers; that the best of them will do everything in… Read More »

Leader Trends: Are We Crude Leaders?

By | June 20, 2018

[June 20, 2018]  Occasionally we hear about crude leaders who are unsophisticated in what they say in front of people they lead.  Crudeness is, of course, in the eye of the beholder but there is sufficient information to believe that many leaders are crude by exceeding social norms and are actually more successful in communicating their message. The… Read More »

10 Tips for Being a Good Leader

By | June 18, 2018

[June 18, 2018]  Just as I was headed out the door for a camping trip this past weekend with a group of Boy Scouts, I stumbled upon a Scouting.org page that listed ten tips for being a patrol leader.  The first thing I thought was how much they paralleled what has been a constant theme here at theLeaderMaker.com… Read More »

Cultivating a Drug-Free Workplace

By | June 16, 2018

By guest blogger Dale Vernor [See Biography] [June 16, 2018]  Being unemployed is a common assumption most people have when it comes to the topic of drug or alcohol abusers, however, authorities on the topic show something much more different. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 70 percent of all illegal drug users are… Read More »

Today is Flag Day in the U.S.

By | June 14, 2018

[June 14, 2018]  I’m taking a few minutes to remind everyone that today is Flag Day in the United States.  Most folks here in the U.S. and abroad do not fully appreciate the association of our flag with patriotism and American values.  But folks do acknowledge that today is important for our citizens who have remained free and… Read More »