Monthly Archives: November 2020

Whatever it Takes

By | November 25, 2020

[November 25, 2020]  My best Italian friend goes by the name Marco Polo.  He’s a real go-getter, Vietnam veteran, and family man.  In Vietnam, he was with the 1/4th U.S.  Marines.  Their motto, Whatever it Takes.  In a nutshell, that describes the U.S. Marine Corps and my friend Marco. His life’s story should someday be a book.  If… Read More »

A Dog and Pony Show

By | November 22, 2020

[November 22, 2020]  Today’s article is not about dogs and ponies.  Some readers might be disappointed because they interpret the title of my articles quite seriously.  I’m using the phrase as a colloquium to mean “some elaborate or overblown affair or event.”  I retired from the U.S. Army, and, unsurprisingly, I have witnessed many dog and pony shows,… Read More »

Tips To Be a Leader Rather Than A Boss

By | November 21, 2020

[November 21, 2020]  Boss and leader are terms used interchangeably in the workplace setting. But there is a world of difference between both of them. While bosses command, leaders inspire; bosses place the blame, leaders accept the blame; bosses criticize, leaders encourage. If you are holding a supervisory role, reflect on your own actions to decide who you… Read More »