Perspective from Former Sgt Major of the Army

By | August 9, 2020

[August 9, 2020]  A former Army Sgt Major sent this to me on Facebook and thought I would share it.  All of it is true.  Great leader advice! No. 1. Yelling doesn’t make you skinny.  Daily Physical Training (PT) does.  If you’re not out there saluting the flag every morning at 6:30, you can automatically assume your Soldiers… Read More »

Core Values: Trader Joe’s

By | August 7, 2020

[August 7, 2020]  Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest President in the Nation’s history when he assumed those responsibilities upon the death of William McKinley.  Roosevelt took the view that the Presidency was the “steward of the people.”  And, we can find a similar leadership philosophy in the company called Trader Joe’s. “It is only through labor and painful… Read More »

The Delta Airlines Leadership Debacle

By | August 4, 2020

[August 4, 2020]  Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese general and philosopher, once said, “If words of command are not clear and distinct if orders are not thoroughly understood, the general is to blame.”  Some people say that a leader should only give his “intent” and allow those who follow the latitude to make proper decisions.  That, however, doesn’t… Read More »

Honor & Respect:  the Lost 52 Project

By | August 1, 2020

[August 1, 2020]  Occasionally, in the pages of www.theleadermaker.com, I highlight an organization that is making a difference.  Today, I’m introducing the Lost 52 Project.  They are about providing the “fullest possible documentation and accounting” of the locations of 52 U.S. submarines lost during World War II.  Few words describe what they do, but I like honor and… Read More »