Category Archives: Information

Mohawk Indians: Iron and Bravery

By | April 11, 2014

[April 11, 2014]  They were known as the Brooklyn Mohawks and they were famous as “fearless high-rise construction workers.”  As iron workers and riveters, they helped make the New York City skyline in the early 20th Century.  As senior leaders know, leadership employs bravery (moral or physical courage).  The Iroquois Nation’s culture1 with a “warrior ethic” was a… Read More »

Federal School Lunch Program Failure

By | April 9, 2014

[April 09, 2014]  The federal government’s new public school lunch program announced in 2012 and quickly implemented in the past school year has developed a number of problems.  This happens when large bureaucratic programs are enacted without the groundwork and right leadership in place to ensure success. Some of the “healthier” foods, the students would not eat.  Many… Read More »

Mozilla and the Thought Police

By | April 5, 2014

[April 05, 2014]  The Mozilla senior executive leadership took a radical and un-American step in forcing their new CEO to step down for privately supporting traditional marriage over gay marriage. In the United States, we are beginning to see some companies like Mozilla forcing people out of jobs because of their private views.  In this case, his private… Read More »

Opportunity Knocks but Once?

By | April 5, 2014

[April 05, 2014]  There is an old proverb that says that opportunity knocks only once.  While there are many meanings, one common interpretation is that when something presents itself to you, there is only one chance to make the right decision on it.  “Opportunity knocks only once. You never know if you’ll get another opportunity.” – Leon Spinks … Read More »

Fort Hood Shooting

By | April 3, 2014

[April 03, 2014]  We can expect over the next few days a lot of talk and hype about the reasons for another deadly shooting at a U.S. military base and, of course, much speculation about the shooter.  Further, the national media and others will use the tragic event to further their political agendas.  We will hear most about… Read More »

Is Leadership Accidental?

By | April 3, 2014

[April 03, 2014]  Leadership works and (supposedly) it does work because of rational decisions of humans.   But consider that leadership may be an outcome of trial and error in human affairs1.  Maybe it’s the result of some people wanting the easier path, avoiding responsibility. In an earlier blog (link here) we discussed how leadership is not linear because… Read More »