Category Archives: Habits

Insults, Leadership, and Gold Star Parents

By | August 26, 2016

[August 26, 2016]  Regular readers of this column know that I often advise against insulting people; regardless of who they are or whether they deserve it.  I’ve written about it (see links here, here, and here) and mentored other leaders to avoid it.  Insults are generally counterproductive; insults are divisive, an immature tactic, and rarely produce positive results… Read More »

Leaders Doing the Dirty Job

By | June 5, 2016

[June 5, 2016]  It is often said that the best of leaders are willing to do what they whatever is asked of their followers.  As lieutenants in the U.S. Army we could always tell which officer was most respected from how “wet” they were with their men at the wash racks cleaning armored vehicles.  Those at the wash… Read More »