Category Archives: Habits

The Importance of Writing

By | March 1, 2023

[March 1, 2023]  The importance of writing cannot be understated.  The best way to improve your thinking, develop your logic, and expand your ability to function well is to learn to write.  The difficulty in learning to write is that it is time intensive. When I accept (or reject) guest articles in my leadership blog, the best ones… Read More »

Never Lie, Cheat, or Steal

By | March 19, 2022

[March 19, 2022]  Here’s a little secret most people won’t tell you.  Never lie, cheat, or steal … and do not tolerate those who do.  These are the most basic and original human building blocks to success and satisfying life. Of all the things I write about in this blog, to stop lying, cheating, and stealing will be… Read More »

Men, Go from “Woke” to the Great Unwoke

By | November 3, 2021

[November 3, 2021]  Why can’t the U.S. military find good men for great leader jobs? You know why.  A decade of “woke” (political progressive activism) mandates, posturing, and propaganda has had its way with our young men.  The results are predictable.  Throw in suppression of free speech, destruction of the nuclear family, easy drugs, a victimhood culture, and… Read More »

Anticipating the Command

By | April 18, 2020

[April 18, 2020]  Drill and Ceremony is a method of moving troops from one location to another.  Since its introduction by Friedrich von Steuben to Revolutionary soldiers at Valley Forge in 1778, highly motivated sergeants have used commands to instill discipline in new troops.  Following those commands is not easy, but after some experience, troops will often begin… Read More »

Suck it Up and Move On

By | December 3, 2019

[December 3, 2019]  My first winter in West Germany was a difficult time for me after growing up in the warm Deep South of the United States.  Not only was winter cold and snow new to me, but in late 1974, Germany was experiencing terror attacks by the Baader-Meinhof Gang.  I was stationed at a nuclear weapons’ storage… Read More »