Racial Discrimination & Yale University

By | August 15, 2020

[August 15, 2020]  There is much to be said about the evils of racial discrimination.  It helps very few and hurts many, it generates animosity, and it fosters hate.  Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice notified Yale University of results from a two-year-long investigation.  The DOJ findings were that Yale illegally discriminates against Asian American and… Read More »

Some Things I Would Do Differently

By | August 14, 2020

[August 14, 2020]   In 1987, Maj. Gen. Aubrey “Red” Newman published his best leadership book.  It is called “What Are Generals Made Of?”  It is, of course, highly recommended.  In it, Gen. Newman discusses several good points about senior leadership.  One, in particular, I took a liking to his book and what he would do differently to be… Read More »

Disrespect for the Vietnam War Vets

By | August 13, 2020

[August 13, 2020]  I’m old enough to remember seeing – with my own eyes – the terrible treatment of our Vietnam War vets when returning from war.  When I joined the U.S. Army in late 1974, I made myself a promise that I would not tolerate such egregious behavior by anyone.  The treatment these veterans received was unacceptable… Read More »

Leadership Lessons from Samuel Adams

By | August 12, 2020

[August 12, 2020]  I’m starting a new mini-series about leadership lessons taken from the writings of famous Revolutionary War heroes.  To begin the series, I will start with Samuel Adams (1722-1803) as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and political philosopher. After Sam Adams passed away, his legacy was shrouded in controversy.  In the early… Read More »

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 »