The New Coronavirus and Chinese Censorship

By | January 26, 2020

[January 26, 2020]  The new Coronavirus began to spread faster than determined Chinese censorship could hide it.  A theme promoted on this leadership blog is that when senior leaders fail, people suffer the consequences.  Another theme is that socialism and communism are ideologies that restrict the free flow of people, information, and ideas.  This new virus began in… Read More »

Profile:  Michael Bloomberg

By | January 25, 2020

[January 25, 2020]  Michael Bloomberg is an exceptional businessman who moved into politics and leveraged his business acumen to advance the interests of New York City as mayor.  He also has an enormous net worth that vastly exceeds that of Donald Trump.  Late last year, seeing a field of weak Democrat Party candidates, he decided to jump into… Read More »

Profile:  Pete Buttigieg

By | January 24, 2020

[January 24, 2020]  “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg is being called a moderate Democrat presidential candidate that will heal our nation’s divides.   At 37 years old, he has little experience, but he possesses some of the checklist requirements of political progressives.  He is a Rhodes Scholar, son of an immigrant, is the current mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and is… Read More »

Profile:  Joe Biden

By | January 23, 2020

[January 23, 2020]  “Uncle Joe,” “Quid Pro Joe,” and “Sleepy Joe” are just a few of the nicknames recently hurled Joe Biden’s way.  These tell a story, one that I will retell here with Joe Biden’s character. Joe Biden was one of the youngest ever to win a U.S. Senate race and later became Vice President of the… Read More »

Profile:  Elizabeth Warren

By | January 22, 2020

[January 22, 2020]   “I have a plan for that.”  There is a bit of good humor in that quote.  Elizabeth Warren is a Democrat from the state of Massachusetts and says that she has a detailed, realistic plan for being president, fixing problems at the national level, and for just about anything else.  There is one big problem… Read More »

Profile:  Bernie Sanders

By | January 21, 2020

[January 21, 2020]   U.S. General George Patton was once heard to say, “Lead me, follow me, or get [the hell] out of my way.”  In a nutshell, that sums up Bernie Sanders.  Some see him as a bull in a china shop; as a crazy radical out to destroy America.  But whatever you think of him, he is… Read More »

Profiles on the 2020 U.S. Presidential Candidates

By | January 20, 2020

[January 20, 2020]  Four years ago here at theLeaderMaker.com, I wrote profiles on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (see links here and here).  Unlike other profiles you may read on political candidates for office, I will be contrasting their “character” against those elements required for successful leadership. While many traits are associated with senior leadership, a few stand… Read More »

A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep

By | January 19, 2020

[January 19, 2020]   As leaders rise through their organizations, there is a standard piece of advice that is supposed to help them.  Organizations are inherently complex and chaotic.  Thus, we are told that leaders must focus their efforts a mile wide and an inch deep. The reasoning is persuasive.  If a leader needs a greater understanding, the argument… Read More »

Top New Year’s Leadership Resolutions that will Drive Success in 2020

By | January 18, 2020

[January 18, 2020]  Now that 2020 is under way, there are many goals and resolutions you should focus on in order to drive your business forward, but it’s also important to remember that successful leaders know how to prioritize their objectives – which ones deserve their attention right now, and which ones they can push back. Needless to… Read More »