Suck it Up and Move On

By | December 3, 2019

[December 3, 2019]  My first winter in West Germany was a difficult time for me after growing up in the warm Deep South of the United States.  Not only was winter cold and snow new to me, but in late 1974, Germany was experiencing terror attacks by the Baader-Meinhof Gang.  I was stationed at a nuclear weapons’ storage… Read More »

Clearing the Spindle: Leader Un-Commonsense

By | December 2, 2019

[December 2, 2019]  I’ve been sitting on a few ideas lately that haven’t developed into full articles but I wanted to put them out for feedback.  I’m focusing today on leadership that falls short of commonsense and, well, some folks just call those failures by the slang term “screw-ups.” The Girl Scouts of America remind us why they… Read More »

Controversial Hero:  Sir William Wallace

By | December 1, 2019

[December 1, 2019]  Unlike many heroes that I’ve highlighted here at my leadership blog, Sir William Wallace continues to be a highly controversial hero.1  The popular film, Braveheart (1995) starring actor Mel Gibson, helped alert us to the exploits of Wallace.  Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First… Read More »

How Leadership Plays a Crucial Role in Startup Businesses Success

By | November 30, 2019

[November 30, 2019]  Most startups are not going to be successful. Around 50% of businesses fail within the first five years of their inception. First-time entrepreneurs have an 18% chance of success.  For a startup to succeed, several factors need to be just right. Having an exceptional leader is one of them. Leadership plays a crucial role in… Read More »

Importance of Leadership in College

By | November 29, 2019

[November 29, 2019]  Leadership isn’t just about taking positions of authority in the corporate world. You can become a little right in college and excel at it. But here is the catch. Why should students take matters of college leadership seriously? How do they stand to benefit in and out of school? Well, there could many explanations as… Read More »

A Thanksgiving Day Message

By | November 28, 2019

[November 28, 2019]  On occasion, I provide a special message for our troops, especially for those deployed overseas and in harm’s way.  Two days ago I attended an early-morning Prayer Breakfast in the small town where I live.  Those in attendance had one message – be united – and in doing so we will be the guiding light… Read More »

Douglas R. Satterfield