Category Archives: Information

Honest Conversations

By | June 30, 2020

[June 30, 2020]  There is a weakness in U.S. military leaders and their peers in the civilian sector.  For the past few decades there is a problem and it is not getting better.  The flaw is not apparent but the fix is easy.  When senior leaders have honest conversations with those that work for them their leadership effectiveness… Read More »

Why Conflicting Messages Exist

By | June 26, 2020

[June 26, 2020]  Past U.S. President Ronald Reagan is known as the “great communicator.”  Like Reagan, all leaders want to clearly and accurately communicate their thinking through speech or the written word.  That does not, however, always work out as intended.  Conflicting messages are common, and I will address five important reasons here. There is no consistent and… Read More »

A Comment on Leader Routines

By | June 25, 2020

[June 25, 2020]  Leader routines can be a handy way to strengthen job efficiency and effectiveness.  We all know that.  Today, I will comment on leader routines and how they differ from the average person. Routines provide structure, predictability, and stability.  It reduces the chaos in our lives and is also true for leaders.  The problem with leaders,… Read More »

Can You Keep Your Cool?

By | June 23, 2020

[June 23, 2020]  While training many years ago for deployment into combat, my unit participated in a live-fire exercise.  When we came under fire, our job was to return fire, report, and then move out of the area if possible.  My best friend’s job was radio operator.  When the simulated attack took place, my friend Josh was freaking… Read More »

A Comment on Juneteenth

By | June 19, 2020

[June 19, 2020]  June 19th is the oldest nationally recognized commemoration date of the ending of slavery in the United States.  The date comes after the U.S. Civil War, fought to end slavery, and where an estimated 620,000 people died.  Not only were these losses higher than all other American wars, but the impact of the war also… Read More »