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

He Chose … Poorly

By | April 19, 2021

[April 19, 2021]  We’re all guilty of doing it, rushing through to a major decision.  Doing so is shortsighted, and it can affect us most regrettably.  In one of the Indiana Jones films, a bad guy hopes to obtain immortality by drinking from a golden, jewel-encrusted cup.  He dies.  The guardian of the cup says he chose …… Read More »

Underestimating Intellectual Discipline

By | April 15, 2021

[April 15, 2021]  We all make mistakes, and I have certainly made enough myself.  One stands out in my preparation for a professional career.  Whether it was in college studying engineering or as a young lieutenant in the Army, I underestimated the intellectual discipline needed to achieve great things. Is the lack of intellectual discipline simply laziness?  I… Read More »

He Did His Duty: Prince Philip

By | April 13, 2021

[April 13, 2021]  To do your duty is an admirable trait.  It helps hold us together as humans and creates social bonds that allow trust to develop.  To highlight this fact may seem a bit obscure in the age of “evolving values,” but it is necessary to understand the significance of Prince Philip, a man who epitomized “duty… Read More »

Wearing Your Helmet

By | April 11, 2021

[April 11, 2021]  I am re-watching the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and find that there scenes that I overlooked on my initial viewing.  One scene involves Lieutenant Lewis Nixon (played by Ron Livingston) when he takes a stray machinegun bullet to his head.  Fortunately, Nixon was wearing his helmet.  The scene can be seen here on… Read More »