Category Archives: Information

Keeping the Best Employees

By | October 16, 2013

[October 16, 2013]  Today’s business environment is changing.  Companies are struggling to meet the challenges and the opportunities of a communications-centric business environment.  This means that the way organizations are lead must keep pace, in part, by retaining their best employees. So, how do we keep the best, first-rate employees?  It is common knowledge that keeping any employee… Read More »

Americans Dissatisfied with U.S. Gov’t

By | October 12, 2013

[October 12, 2013]  It is certainly no surprise that we Americans today are not happy with our federal government.  Our dissatisfaction has reached a record-breaking low point. Consider how dissatisfied we are in the following sampling of survey results: 18% are satisfied with the way the nation is being governed1   60% say fire every single member of Congress2  … Read More »

Leadership in a Family Business

By | October 8, 2013

[October 8, 2013]  Yesterday I was fortunate enough to visit the corporate offices and museum of Hillerich & Bradsby Company who make the Louisville Slugger1 baseball bat in Louisville, Kentucky.  For the baseball enthusiasts out there, you can understand the thrill of visiting here.  But this is really a story about a family that through determination, hard work,… Read More »

Repost: The Purpose of Divisiveness

By | September 30, 2013

[September 30, 2013]  For some reason the “Purpose of Divisiveness” post from 26 September does not work.  Here it is reposted. Yesterday I was listening to the news on the radio while driving.  I don’t remember the specific channel or who was talking but I do remember the news reporter replaying comments from a U.S. Representative (purposefully unnamed).  Our… Read More »

Small Town Leadership

By | September 29, 2013

[September 29, 2013]  Yesterday in a small central Pennsylvania town, there was a community celebration called “Borough Day”.  The celebration, an annual event, is designed to show off the community-minded spirit of its people. “The Little Town that Could®” demonstrates that strong leadership works great things regardless of the number of people involved, the resources available (small budget),… Read More »

A Leadership Philosophy

By | September 27, 2013

[September 27, 2013]  When I was a young Infantry captain and company commander, I published my command philosophy (i.e., my leadership philosophy) – good thing because it forced me to think about how I would act and how I thought soldiers would perceive me. I had spent time reading books on famous leaders from history, World War II… Read More »

Senior Leader Interview Questions

By | September 24, 2013

[September 24, 2013]  Whenever senior executive leaders are being interviewed for a prominent position, they will be asked questions that fall into distinct categories.  Of course, like in any interview, success is predicated upon a high level of preparation.  But what makes a senior leader executive truly successful in an interview means that one must understand what makes… Read More »

Myths about Senior Executive Leaders

By | September 21, 2013

[September 21, 2013]  While myths about senior executive leaders have been published, they are not widely known.  The fundamental reason to list these reasons here is twofold.  First, it makes the senior leader more aware of perceptions that may impede organizational success.  Second, junior leaders, by learning about them, might not be held back by their own misconceptions. … Read More »