Category Archives: Professional Development

Lazy Leadership

[October 6, 2017]  Trustworthiness …  it all boils down to whether people trust a leader and that trust becomes the interconnectedness of reliability, believability, and respectability.  We have all seen it.  Each of us has had the displeasure to observe the destruction that lazy leadership brings the workplace, the home, and those things we’ve built. … Read More »

Leadership Means to Know Your People

[October 4, 2017] My wife has me watching a British detective series called Inspector Lewis. It must have been successful because it went nine seasons. In this episode, while visiting a police officer in the hospital, Inspector Lewis gives an injured officer a box of chocolates but realizes she is allergic to them. Lewis asks… Read More »

Leaders Fix the Small Broken Things

[September 27, 2017]  The growth of violent crime in many American cities has been in the news lately; a surprising change to a decades’ long decline in crime.  There are as many theories as to why.  One explanation, however, has gained popularity and the argument is that leaders of those cities have failed to fix… Read More »

Puerto Rico: Leaders Think Ahead

[September 22, 2017]  Hurricane Maria slammed into the island of Puerto Rico two days ago (Wednesday) creating massive destruction including throwing the entire island out of power.  The pressing concern continues to be saving lives and minimizing death and injury in the immediate future.  But the best leaders think ahead in situations like this because… Read More »

Clearing the Spindle: Politics

[September 21, 2017]  It’s difficult to cover all the topics of leadership and provide good examples so, by the very nature of space limitations, I’m starting a “clearing the spindle” post. Noted here on several occasions I’ve noted how citizens of the United States and many other nations have less faith and confidence in their… Read More »

How to Prepare for Boot Camp (Part 2)

[August 25, 2017]  In Part 1 of this series, I wrote that each of the military services has a boot camp (called by different names) that has one mission; to successfully turn civilians into military members.1  The methods they use are similar and the preparation one should undertake are, therefore, also similar regardless of which… Read More »

How to Prepare for Boot Camp (Part 1)

[August 24, 2017]  This is a “senior leader” blog and how to improve upon leadership skills necessary for success.  However, the most common request I get from readers is how to get ready for military life … specifically enlisted boot camp and the officer basic course.  In the past I wrote about the 10 things… Read More »

Google Perplexed:  Picture Edition

[August 12, 2017]  Good leadership in business means doing the right thing for your customers and employees but for some like Google perhaps not.  When senior leaders fail – as in the case of Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai – bad things not only happen but the results can be devastating. Many of theLeaderMaker.com’s readers responded… Read More »