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

Open Comments

By | February 25, 2021

[February 25, 2021]  A default setting on my website theme was set to 30 days for comments. Simply put, you could not place a comment on any article after 30 days.  I removed this default setting so now you can post freely on any of my posts, anytime. Occasionally, I review my website settings and make tweaks to… Read More »

Develop Trusted Agents

By | February 21, 2021

[February 21, 2021]  Develop trusted agents to provide feedback.  An early leadership lesson I learned was to listen closely to a few select people.  Carefully chosen, these folks can provide you with an extraordinary level of information necessary to succeed. I always have people around me that I trust to tell me the brutal truth.  Harsh as it may seem,… Read More »

Rule #1 of Combat

By | February 20, 2021

[February 20, 2021]  “The quick and the dead” is an archaic yet still popular “rule” to describe the wild old West.  Its meaning is exact; either you are fast on the draw, or you are dead (by the other guy with a gun).  Likewise, in combat, there are rules.  Rule #1 of combat is … don’t bullshit yourself.… Read More »

We’re Your Worst Nightmare

By | February 19, 2021

[February 19, 2021]  Fear – absolute fear – is what you want your enemies to experience.  Why?  Because overwhelming fear will be their downfall.  Armies, across time, make every effort to instill fear; it works.  Ordinary people give up, competitors surrender without a fight, and enemies retreat from the battlefield.  Their message … we’re your worst nightmare. The… Read More »