Category Archives: Information

Kiev and Caracas: Violence in the Streets

By | February 23, 2014

[February 23, 2014]  Protesters seeking “greater freedoms” are involved violent protests in both the countries of the Ukraine and Venezuela.  The socialist leadership of these two very different nations are trying to move their people in an anti-Western direction.  While both are unique in their origins and cultures, there are some common themes in both these movements.  The… Read More »

Korean War Hero

By | February 21, 2014

[February 21, 2014]  Paik, Sun Yup (백선엽) is a leader and true hero in all senses of the word.  The Korean War is known in America as the “forgotten war” because most simply do not know about it.  Sadly this is also true across the western world, not just in the United States.  There are many leadership lessons… Read More »

Rituals

By | February 20, 2014

[February 20, 2014]  Rituals are a special part of daily life … a pattern of habits that allows us predictability.  Rituals can be defined as a stereotyped sequence of activities that are designed to achieve a desired (and predictable) goal.  Leaders need to be aware of them and encourage the good rituals.  Rituals can be simple things like… Read More »

Ambassador Nominee Embarrassment

By | February 15, 2014

[February 16, 2014] Good leadership means building productive teams and organizations by ensuring the best and brightest leaders are ready for the job.  Leaders are a reflection of that organization and its senior executive leadership.  Yet, it appears that the U.S. has embarrassed itself over several recent nominations to ambassadorships1 (a senior leadership position).  The nominee to be… Read More »

Like Us on Facebook

By | February 15, 2014

[February 15, 2014] Like us on Facebook. Yes, that’s right.  TheLeaderMaker is on Facebook.  Please click to like the page.  The more visitors, the more people have a chance to read about Senior Executive Leadership. Thanks to all our friends who support this effort and for helping get the word out. ————————— A direct link to the new… Read More »

Is Tribalism on the Rise in Organizations?

By | February 15, 2014

[February 15, 2014]  While human organizational capability has improved over the past several thousand years, one remarkably successful but old system has remained – Tribalism.  Tribalism is a way of thinking and behaving, with loyalty to a group, and strong identity.  Good and bad leadership thrives in the tribal environment.  Tribalism is usually about strong ethnic or cultural… Read More »

Gatekeepers

By | February 14, 2014

[February 14, 2014]  Gatekeepers are in every organization and they are the ones who exercise control over access to something.  In the old days, this meant limiting access through the city gate.  Today, the term is used metaphorically, referring to people who decide whether you gain access to something; like to information, a person, a service, an interview. … Read More »