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.

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The Rat Patrol: Lessons Not Forgotten

By | January 10, 2021

[January 10, 2021]  Sociologists tell us that culture affects perception, and perceptions drive behavior.  Some parts of our culture influence us in different ways, and some are more powerful than others.  Growing up, like so many kids, I watched television and saw something exciting and educational.  One show that I favored was The Rat Patrol (1966-1968). Starring Christopher… Read More »

Moral Cowardice: Twitter Senior Executives

By | January 4, 2021

[January 4, 2021]  There is a wise saying that goes something like this, “Censorship reflects a lack of self-awareness in the agent.” Over the past several years, social media companies have been exercising censorship over speech with which they disagree.  Those who censor the ideas of others are themselves practitioners of moral cowardice. “When you tear out a… Read More »

Ethical Standards

By | January 3, 2021

[January 3, 2021]  In 1978, I was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army.  Part reward, part professional development, several sergeants from my unit toured the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.  We were impressed.  Standards of ethical behavior were clear in their Cadet Honor Code. “A Cadet will not lie, cheat, steal,… Read More »

Moral Courage: Journalist Zhang Zhan

By | January 2, 2021

[January 2, 2021]  The grossly irresponsible behavior of the Chinese Communist government allowed the COVID-19 virus to spread throughout China and the world.  The spread of the virus occurred primarily as a result of the communist suppression of information.  Those who investigated this scandal were mistreated.  Chinese Journalist Zhang Zhan was recently sentenced to four years in prison… Read More »