Monthly Archives: September 2022

The Disaster of Legalized Marijuana

By | September 19, 2022

[September 19, 2022]  For many years of my career in the military, and as part of my duty as a senior commander, I often dealt with the improper and illegal behavior of my Soldiers.  One of the more tragic issues was the involuntary discharge of Soldiers under less than honorable conditions.  The cause?  Illegal hard drug use.  In… Read More »

The Most Destructive Leader Trait

By | September 16, 2022

[September 16, 2022]  Much can be said about the many traits we find in the best of leaders; loyalty, morality, courage, accountability, etc.  Conversely, much has been written about destructive leader traits that damage their organization and act as impediments to excellence.  But among those destructive traits, which one is the most damaging?  Which is the most caustic… Read More »

Are the Basic Characteristics of Leaders Different?

By | September 15, 2022

[September 15, 2022]  I’ve been asked this question many times and the answer is, of course, “no” … the characteristics of leaders are the same as all other leaders.  To some of my friends, they were a bit surprised by my answer because, like many people, they are confusing leadership style with leadership characteristics. This may only be… Read More »

Leadership Means Uniting for a Common Cause

By | September 14, 2022

[September 14, 2022] It has been written repeatedly among those who study great leaders that one of their most sought-after characteristics is to unite people for a common cause.  Such a rare capability is desirable in the obvious but requires great strength of courage, broad experience, and wisdom.  To unite is the epitome of greatness. “Divide and rule,… Read More »

Characteristics of Bad Leaders

By | September 13, 2022

[September 13, 2022]  Many books, articles, news stories, and such have been written about bad bosses, and all of us have spoken to one another about the poor leadership we’ve experienced.  And I’ve written about the topic before (see links here, here, and here).  Often, leaders present a typical picture of those traits of bad leadership. Here is… Read More »

Personal Energy: an outward Display

By | September 12, 2022

[September 12, 2022]  Several new movies about Britain’s PM Winston Churchill are out.  Historical inaccuracies aside, these movies and other sources tell us that Churchill is a revered figure worldwide for his leadership during World War II.  We also know that Churchill had high personal energy, which helped him get things done. Churchill was also intellectually brilliant, highly… Read More »