Category Archives: Information

You Can’t Fake It

By | December 16, 2021

[December 16, 2021] There’s a saying in the designer world that “you can’t fake fashion.” They are referring to the quality of design, materials, and construction of clothing and accompanying accessories.  The same is true of being a leader.  You can’t fake it. There is no denying that some people can be fooled when distinguishing good leaders from… Read More »

Can You Learn Anything from Today’s Military?

By | December 3, 2021

[December 3, 2021]  FUBAR?  Can you learn anything from today’s military?  As the American people rapidly lose confidence in our military, America’s senior-most Generals and Admirals are doubling down on policies that have nothing to do with warfighting.  We Americans “see” what’s happening, and we don’t like it. Is it even worth it for young people to join… Read More »

The Lieber Code: a Strategic Lesson Learned

By | December 2, 2021

[December 2, 2021]  During the U.S. Civil War, the early years were not going well for the Union under President Abraham Lincoln.  Yet, his undertaking was designed to preserve the Union, and he strove to persuade, influence, incentivize, and communicate hope and resolve.  What strategic lesson learned can we get from Lincoln’s actions? While most of us with… Read More »

On Clear Communication

By | November 30, 2021

[November 30, 2021]  I was sitting on a chair overlooking an Army-level tabletop exercise conducted in South Korea.  The array of U.S. and Republic of Korea military forces were across the Korean peninsula and seas.  Impressive!  But could we understand what the commander wanted?  Would clear communication work this time? What the symbology and geography told me was… Read More »

On Being a Fraud

By | November 29, 2021

[November 29, 2021]  No one likes a fraud; a person who pretends to be someone or something they are not.  Perhaps this dislike is innate to humans, or maybe learned, but being a fraud means breaking the most critical element of humanness; trust. A Canadian medical researcher who rose to become the nation’s top voice on indigenous health… Read More »