Monthly Archives: April 2021

The Man in the Arena

By | April 28, 2021

[April 28, 2021]  One hundred-one years ago, in April 1910, Theodore Roosevelt spoke about citizenry in a Republic.  His speech in Sorbonne Paris is popularly known as ‘The Man in the Arena.‘ An oft-repeated theme of my leadership blog deals with individual responsibility, and Roosevelt won great acclaim for his emphasis on personal duty and accountability. If anything,… Read More »

Undue Command Influence

By | April 23, 2021

[April 23, 2021]  With recent comments by U.S. President Joe Biden about the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin, undue command influence has made a comeback as a topic of senior leader conversations.  Leaders exert influence; that is what they do.  But when leaders bias an otherwise independent agency or process, things can go bad quickly. Leadership is… Read More »