3 Leadership Approaches that will Lead to Faster Success

By guest blogger Laura Buckler [see Biography] [November 18, 2017]  You want success and you want it now! If you haven’t gotten to where you want to be yet, chances are that you will have to modify your leadership approach. There isn’t a universal approach when it comes to being successful in business and entrepreneurship.… Read More »

3 Reasons Why Failure Will Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

By guest blogger Brenda Savoie [see Biography] [November 18, 2017]  Success is overrated. Few people understand that in order to succeed, you need to fail first. Whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger, so why would anybody see struggles as a bad thing? Failing means you learned something that adds to your personal improvement. Yes,… Read More »

Preparing One’s Self for Combat (in War)

[November 17, 2017]  Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang (Vietnam) which pitted elements of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division against regular North Vietnam troops in a bloody battle.  The unit’s commander, Hal Moore, and the only journalist at the battle, Joe Galloway, wrote the book We Were Soldiers Once … and… Read More »

Clearing the Spindle: Morality

[November 16, 2017]  A couple of months ago I started a new blog thread because I simply could not write about all the topics of leadership I wanted.  This clearing the spindle1 post today focuses on morality and our failures to live up to rudimentary social values. U.S. military personnel and veterans across the world… Read More »

Getting Ahead of the Facts

[November 15, 2017]  The passion surrounding talk over racism is hard to dismiss.  Every leader, especially politicians, seemed to be caught up in the spirit of the times and are beating their chests with indignation and lecturing us about race.  One thing, however, that the U.S. military warns its senior officers about is the downfall… Read More »

Thoughts from Sadado Red as a Young Man

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [November 14, 2017]  When I was a young man, back in the day of tube radios and black rotary telephones, my friends and I spent a lot of time appreciating the fine ladies we dated.  We never obsessed over their race, religion, or even their sexual orientation (it… Read More »

As a Leader, I Refuse Gifts

[November 13, 2017]  Recently I wrote about ethical traps that leaders are caught-up in and gave some advice on how to avoid them; mostly through knowing the rules and being focused on what you are doing.  One of those traps involved receiving gifts and is a common way for a professional to end a good… Read More »

5 Motivational Things You Should Do Right Now

By guest blogger William Grigsby [see Biography] [November 12, 2017] This article is for people who have lost all hope. Read this article if you are feeling a little burned out, and not if you are a fresh-faced and looking to take on the world. Most of the advice you read in this article was… Read More »

Veterans Day and Small Town Leadership

[November 11, 2017]  A few days ago Boy Scout Troops from across the rural area where I live, gathered at a local Veterans Cemetery to plant American flags on each grave.  Yes, that’s what we call “old-fashioned leadership” and it works like it has always worked.  Communities throughout the world have relied on small-town leadership… Read More »

Leaders Never Win By Doing This

[November 10, 2017]  My commander’s Kevlar helmet went flying across the tent, bouncing off a table, and rolling onto the grass outside.  He’d thrown it out of frustration; his tactical center not getting him the analysis of the “opposing force” battle formation.  Something I had learned long before this event was that there was something… Read More »