Douglas R. Satterfield

Hello. I'm Doug and I provide at least one article every day on some leadership topic. I welcome comments and also guests who would like to write an article. Thanks for reading my blog.

Author Archives: Douglas R. Satterfield

First Wave at Omaha Beach

By | August 18, 2022

[August 18, 2022]  In The Atlantic’s November 1960 issue, S.L.A. Marshall gives an account of the “epic human tragedy” that unfolded when Allied troops landed on the shores of Normandy on D-Day.1  Recently, the article was highlighted in their magazine because it tells a story rarely told but one we need to hear. “Normandy was an American victory;… Read More »

The FBI in Decline: Agent Bryce’s Opinion

By | August 17, 2022

[August 17, 2022]  As regular readers of my leadership know, a recently retired FBI senior agent has taken it upon himself to expose the corruption within this once great organization.  With the recent raid on former-President Trump’s home in Florida, Agent Delf A.  “Jelly” Bryce has been working diligently to provide an update to us.  We should all… Read More »

Why We Think

By | August 14, 2022

[August 14, 2022]  The reason we think is so that the world does not crush us.  According to those who study animals, it is believed that animals think by moving.  The problem with thinking by moving is that when you make the wrong move, you’re dead.  Human beings can generate fictional images of themselves in a fictional world… Read More »

Psychology of the Dominant Male

By | August 13, 2022

[August 13, 2022]  Frans de Waal is a Dutch primatologist.  His findings on chimp behavior are remarkable and deserve some exposure here.  And, not just because he is probably the world’s greatest living primatologist but because his work is unbelievably important.  His study1 of dominant male chimps has a lesson for us humans. Popular thinking about the dominant… Read More »

There is Value in Work

By | August 11, 2022

[August 11, 2022]  People work so they can at least have basic shelter from the elements so that they don’t starve, and to protect their family from privations.  That is a negative way of viewing work.  But work is routine, commitment, and meaning.  There is, indeed, value in work for many. A psychologist (who I cannot remember his… Read More »