Category Archives: Book Review

Reading List: on Respect

By | June 23, 2019

[June 23, 2019]  Respect is a sticky concept; being something we all desperately want but also difficult to put our finger on. Like many who read this leadership blog, we know that humans seek specific things from our relationships. Respect is one of those intertwined with our likability, self-discipline, ability to compromise, and our concept of right and… Read More »

Reading List (Update): on Manliness

By | April 20, 2019

[April 20, 2019] It’s been since February when I posted a book review last and, yes, I have been remiss but unintentionally so. Fortunate for me, I live in a community with strong military veteran’s organizations, so there is always a long list of reading material … with strong recommendations. The book I’m reviewing today is by Dr.… Read More »

Reading List (Update): Life Lessons

By | February 22, 2019

[February 22, 2019]  Yesterday, while reading some of the comments in my post about Good Habits, several readers commented on a 2017 book by Admiral William McRaven.  They liked it.  This past weekend I was winter camping with a Boy Scout Troop, and I was able to apply some of McRaven’s thinking to the activities these boys undertook. … Read More »

Reading List (Update): Self Improvement

By | January 4, 2019

[January 4, 2019]  I couldn’t help it.  Just like my attraction toward the study of grand strategy, I’m drawn to the study of the individual.  More often, I find myself looking for ways to better understand people; usually through direct interaction but also through formal book study.  Creating good habits, knowing what makes up great leadership, what leaders… Read More »

Reading List (Update): On Success

By | July 22, 2018

[July 22, 2018]  One of the very first characteristics of senior leaders highlighted here at was transparency.  Any leader today, in a modern world with instant communications, must be transparent in their leadership skills, their behavior, and their decision making.  Leaders must also be willing to admit the truth and seek the absolute truth because only through… Read More »