Showing Moral Courage: Candace Owens

By | April 24, 2018

[April 24, 2018]  While many folks believe physical courage to be the pinnacle of great individual character, it is actually moral courage that separates the beasts from the civilized.  Candace Owens is bringing a message of empowerment to the black community.1 Recently, I was made aware of this young lady who deviated from the PC reservation to express… Read More »

It’s Important to Have a Good Attitude

By | April 23, 2018

[April 23, 2018]  There are very few folks who would think otherwise to the sage advice that it’s important to have a good attitude.  A problem arises, however, whenever we try to define “good attitude” and why it is so important for leaders to have it. “Commitment, belief and positive attitude are all important if you’re going to… Read More »

Profile: Mexican Revolutionary Pancho Villa

By | April 21, 2018

[April 21, 2017]  Growing up in the Deep South of the United States never stunted my intellectual growth because I was surrounded by military veterans who told of their experiences.  Once such story was relayed to me by my father, who spoke with retired U.S. Army General “Black Jack” Pershing.  Pershing told my father of the story of… Read More »

Leaders: You Gotta Think Big

By | April 18, 2018

[April 18, 2018]  At 5:13 am on this date, April 18, 1906, the city of San Francisco, California experienced a massive earthquake that was felt along nearly all of the West Coast.  Massive fires then broke out threatening to kill thousands.  The only way city leaders could control the problem was to think big, act quickly, and not… Read More »

Honesty Must be Practiced

By | April 17, 2018

[April 17, 2018]  I frequently tell the story of how West Point military cadets behave when they are allowed to buy small treats from one of the many vending machines. On top of the machines are coins that accumulated in the change slot and no one has claimed.  No cadet dare take a coin for themselves, as this… Read More »

The Sound of Freedom

By | April 16, 2018

[April 16, 2018]  My High School friend’s dad was a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas.  On several occasions when my friend and I were annoyed by all the jet noise, his dad would say; Boys, that is the sound of freedom. Americans have always been seen as an odd… Read More »