Category Archives: Guest Blogger

Weak Leaders, Politicians and Racism …

By | March 19, 2016

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [March 19, 2016]  I write best when I’m drunk; although I have to be more careful about my spelling and grammar.  After a few shots of whiskey my inhibitions – those internalized by me after years of government training – seem to melt away with alcohol in my bloodstream.  Jack Daniels… Read More »

Leadership and Product Branding

By | October 30, 2015

By guest blogger Amy Cowen [October 30, 2015]  In today’s world, leadership is also product branding. Great leadership and successful branding require vision, performance, values, style and even community building. While it requires making difficult decisions, leaders must always be ready to face hard choices and grace to accept any chance of success. Leadership and branding are only… Read More »

City of Baltimore: Still Stuck on Stupid!

By | July 11, 2015

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [July 11, 2015] Sitting at my desk here in Washington D.C., I get to see a lot. Politicians are the big game in town and what they do makes the headlines but it’s what’s behind the scenes that’s the real story. With the U.S. presidential campaign beginning and Donald Trump making… Read More »

City of Baltimore and Race: Stuck on Stupid

By | April 30, 2015

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [April 30, 2015]  Fundamentally, leadership means being able to help take care of those who follow you. That is why leadership is so important for the advancement of human beings and why choosing the right leader is imperative. The elected mayor of the City of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is also aware… Read More »

Lead by Example and Show Some Dignity!

By | March 2, 2015

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [March 02, 2015]  There is nothing more basic in the performance of leadership than showing others how to behave and do good works – lead by example. I work in the federal government and senior government officials understand this more than most. The outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder knows this too… Read More »

Fear: Racist, Sexist, Homophobe Accusations

By | January 21, 2015

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [January 21, 2015] Who doesn’t like going to a good movie on a sunny Sunday afternoon? I went with a good friend of mine, who retired recently as the COO of a large manufacturing company. He’s also a U.S. Marine combat veteran from his time in Vietnam and suggested we see… Read More »