Monthly Archives: August 2020

Senior Leader Commander Traits that Win

By | August 30, 2020

[August 30, 2020]  At the Battle of Cowpens, January 1781, American Revolutionary General Daniel Morgan fought the British and won.  After repeated losses to the British, American forces were demoralized, beaten, and poorly lead.  Morgan changed the way Americans fought, and for this, we can learn what traits it takes for a senior commander to win. What were… Read More »

The Thin Blue Line: Why I Support the Police

By | August 29, 2020

[August 29, 2020]  I live in a 55-plus housing development as part of a Home Owners Association.  Residents are older, generally conservative politically, culturally homogeneous, and nearly all are retired.  Despite their age, most live with a spouse and are physically active.  They are what most folks would call, solidly middle class.  They also support the police and… Read More »

Don’t Just Read History

By | August 25, 2020

[August 25, 2020]  A regular theme found in my leadership website is the value of reading, especially the reading of history.  Reading is vital for the development of the mind and helping leaders improve their performance.  However, what is not generally recognized is that readers must also evaluate each reading as to the validity of the research and… Read More »

Profile: John F. Kerry

By | August 23, 2020

[August 23, 2020]  Here in the United States, we are gearing up for the 2020 Presidential election, which occurs on November 3rd.  With that in mind, I will be writing several leadership profiles, and today I begin with past Secretary of State John Kerry. I chose Kerry because his traits reflect the traits of those now running for… Read More »

Proper Paperwork is Most Important

By | August 22, 2020

[August 22, 2020]  The importance of proper paperwork cannot be overlooked.  Many years ago, as a staff officer, I wondered why the promotion rates for Administrative Army officers exceeded the rate of Infantry officers.  Infantry was the place of leaders, more likely to experience combat and to demonstrate one’s bonafides in the U.S. Army.  Why then did Admin… Read More »