Category Archives: Information

Get Your Act Straight

By | October 27, 2018

[October 27, 2018]  One of my advantages that gained leadership fundamentals for me was to grow up in a small town in the southern states of the U.S.  Everyone knew everyone.  Also, everyone was not hesitant to tell you to get your act straight whenever they believed you needed their advice; which was always. I lost track of… Read More »

Check Your 6

By | October 18, 2018

[October 18, 2018]  Check Your 6, also phrased as Watch Your Back, is an appropriate warning for those who live under the precepts of good leadership.  As we know, what a leader says and does will be misinterpreted; either unintentionally or purposefully.  That is why leaders must ensure that they are perpetually prepared to defend what they do.… Read More »

Being Technically & Tactically Proficient

By | October 15, 2018

[October 15, 2018]  Being technically and tactically proficient is military phraseology meaning that to exercise leadership one must know how to perform their job inside and out.  “Are you technically proficient?”  That’s what I was once asked after I embarrassed myself after getting my platoon lost in the woods. For my peer group who had just graduated from… Read More »

A True Man Hates No One

By | October 12, 2018

[October 12, 2018]  Napoléon Bonaparte wrote these famous words more than 200 years ago; “a true man hates no one.”  As the General of the Army and Emperor of the French, he understood that to make decisions under the influence of one’s emotions will mark you as unreliable, unpredictable, and ultimately unfit for any high office. Not surprisingly,… Read More »

Opportunities are Everywhere

By | October 8, 2018

[October 8, 2018]  The quote below from Thomas Edison is one of my personal favorites.  Edison is, of course, one of the world’s most famous and prolific inventors.  Like many who are fantastically successful, they tell us that success only comes through seizing opportunities. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks… Read More »

Leader Trends: Are we pushing Hate & Envy?

By | October 7, 2018

[October 7, 2018]  In my long-running series on leader trends, I’ve tried to lay out what I see as troubling patterns in leadership.  It’s usually something that has happened that sparks my interest and that is what motivated me today.  The recent U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process has convinced me that our national leaders are actually pushing hate… Read More »