Category Archives: Profiles

Profile: John S. Mosby

By | September 7, 2017

[September 7, 2017]  Those who have fought in war possess a unique perspective on the duty one holds when in combat with the enemy.  War has a deep impact on those who are involved in the violence, more so than commonly understood.  Success, however, is determined by those traits we possess prior to battle, not those developed within. … Read More »

Profile: James Mattis

By | June 3, 2017

[June 3, 2017]  In December last year I profiled U.S. Army General Raymond Odierno.  Senior military Flag Officers in the U.S. are similar in many of their key traits, but also differ significantly in other areas of leadership.  One that differs is James Mattis, retired U.S. Marine four-star general and current Secretary of Defense under U.S. President Donald… Read More »

Hero: Lionel Crabb

By | May 19, 2017

[May 19, 2017]  British Royal Navy officer Lionel Crabb was a frogman (underwater diver) who served with distinction during World War II and for a time afterwards.  He was described as tiny and a poor swimmer with a long nose, bright eyes, and with his miniature frame he might have been an aquatic garden gnome.1  Lionel Crabb is… Read More »

Profile: General Raymond Odierno

By | December 31, 2016

[December 31, 2016]  Ending the month of December with a senior leader’s profile is a good way to push into next year’s leadership topics.  It is somewhat difficult to get an accurate idea of leadership qualities in modern senior leaders due to a number of factors.  However today, I’ll be profiling U.S. Army General Raymond Odierno, who I… Read More »

Profile: Fidel Castro

By | November 29, 2016

[November 29, 2016]  Late last week marked the end of Fidel Castro, who governed the Republic of Cuba from its revolution in 1959 to 2006.  Many senior politicians across the world have marked his death with comments branding Castro as either an enlightened statesman or evil dictator.  But, there are some personal characteristics that can be attributed to… Read More »

Profile:  Hillary Clinton

By | October 21, 2016

[October 21, 2016]  Great leadership means being capable of bringing people together to achieve a common goal.  Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for U.S. president, exemplifies this and other key leader qualities that are traditionally found in those individuals most successful in life and in politics. Clinton was expected to be the Democrat nominee from the beginning of… Read More »

Profile:  Donald Trump

By | October 20, 2016

[October 20, 2016]  Great leaders are those that can simplify complexity and chaos, who can cut through to the heart of an argument, and offer solutions that everyone can understand.  This is what the best leaders from business, the military, and government do day-in and day-out.  Donald Trump, a billionaire businessman, is the Republican candidate for U.S. president who… Read More »

Upcoming Profiles on Clinton and Trump

By | October 19, 2016

[October 19, 2016]  Here at theLeaderMaker.com, I occasionally write a short “profile” on senior leaders.  Over the next few days I will provide a leader profile on Hillary Clinton and on Donald Trump.  I don’t normally give advanced warning on subject matters but given the interest in this upcoming election and the debate tonight, I thought it appropriate.… Read More »

Profile: Lord Robert Baden-Powell

By | August 17, 2016

[August 17, 2016]  Great leaders are made, not born.  Leaders have been told this from the time they were young children and those who believe it do well because they are proactive, demonstrate ingenuity, personally bravery, and trustworthiness.  Lord Robert Baden-Powell was a British General and founder of the modern Scouting movement.  His outstanding leadership made him a… Read More »