Category Archives: Information

Senior Leader Transitions

By | November 22, 2013

[November 22, 2013]  Fifty years ago today in 1963, US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  The nation was shocked and grief stricken.  Nevertheless, there was an orderly and peaceful leader transition to the new President, Lyndon B. Johnson. Organizations transition senior leaders for a variety of reason.  While it can be a good thing when replacing an… Read More »

Insulated Leaders

By | November 21, 2013

[November 21, 2013]  Everyone has probably seen the classic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz.  One subplot is about the problems that occur when the Wizard of Oz (a senior leader) is naive about what is going on around him.  It is a risk to senior leaders, protected by well-meaning staffs, to find themselves insulated or protected from… Read More »

Military Veterans: Combat to College

By | November 20, 2013

[November 20, 2013]  Today I’m speaking to veterans who are beginning their college experience.  The message is simple – with passion, adaptability, and some basic college skills, they will succeed.  Senior leaders have the responsibility to help improve the success rate of our veterans; we owe them at least this much. The success rate of veterans in college… Read More »

Secret Information is Not Secret

By | November 18, 2013

[November 18, 2013]  Leaders have trouble remembering that “secret” information is not truly secret, especially in this age of evolving communication’s technology.  If you tell someone about anything, put it in writing, or place it where it can be seen, it will eventually become public and no longer secret. Most people will remember US Representative Anthony Weiner D-NY,… Read More »

Explaining Big Decisions

By | November 17, 2013

[November 17, 2013]  Training leaders in the basic principles of leadership always includes the subject of good communication techniques and the challenges associated with this topic.  Probably the most important aspect of communication that any leader can do is to explain why big decisions are made.  This simple articulation of the leader’s decision logic helps prevent employees, and… Read More »

The Great War

By | November 7, 2013

[November 07, 2013]  Next year in 2014, the 100th anniversary of World War I will be marked by a number of significant events pointing to the heroic sacrifice made by brave men and women of the United States.  “The War to End all Wars” or “The Great War,” as it has been called, was being fought while the… Read More »

Enabling Failure

By | November 3, 2013

[November 03, 2013]  We’ve all seen it; supervisors who give excuses for employees who are failures in their jobs.  Like the alcoholic whose family enables the alcoholic’s drinking behavior, leaders can also enable failure.  Whatever the reason or excuse, there is a emerging trend in U.S. organizations where leaders fail to take quick, effective action to deal with… Read More »