Monthly Archives: July 2020

What are the Top 5 Leadership Skills?

By | July 29, 2020

[July 29, 2020]  A good leader can come in many different shapes and forms, depending on who, what, and where they need to lead. But no matter what the situation, there are some qualities that shine through all of the best leaders – as John C. Maxwell famously described a good leader as one who “knows the way,… Read More »

I Didn’t Believe What Nobody Said ‘bout Nuthin’

By | July 28, 2020

[July 28, 2020]  Date: the early morning hours of December 7, 1941.  This day was beautiful by any standard.  Most wars start with a surprise attack.  When the Japanese attacked ships in Pearl Harbor and planes on the airfields of Hawaii, things happened elsewhere too.  You have probably never heard of the Battle of Schofield Barracks.  Maj. Gen.… Read More »

Preparing Strategic Leaders (Part 2)

By | July 25, 2020

[July 25, 2020]  This is a two-part mini-series about preparing strategic leaders.  Yesterday, I noted that there are similarities among senior leaders that should be explored (see link here).  This life-long exploration is something I’ve invested considered time and energy.  This series is a summary of some of my observations and thoughts. As previously noted, the first pattern… Read More »

Preparing Strategic Leaders (Part 1)

By | July 24, 2020

[July 24, 2020]  As we look across the landscape of successful senior leaders, there are common threads that are worth investigating.  Whether such leaders were developed long ago or today and regardless of where they originate, their journeys are not that different.  This two-part mini-series explores those similarities of strategic leaders, how they think, and what they see.… Read More »

The Military Uses Merit for Promotions

By | July 23, 2020

[July 23, 2020]  During the American Civil War, casualties were extraordinarily high.  More than any other war in which the United States participated, the proportion of those killed and wounded is the highest.  There were many factors, but incompetence among senior Army officers was the most profound.  Eventually, the military used merit for promotions. At the beginning of… Read More »