Category Archives: Information

If a Leader is not Thoroughly Prepared …

By | September 25, 2018

[September 25, 2018]  In Disney’s movie The Lion King (1994), the song Be Prepared is one of five written specifically for the movie and features the villain Scar educating his Hyena allies about the undeniable benefits of ‘mission preparation.’  There is only one path to leadership and it runs through the requirement to be prepared. Scar:1 Just listen… Read More »

Terrorism in Iran: the Hens Come Home to Roost

By | September 24, 2018

[September 24, 2018]  A few months ago in one of my columns on the Middle East, I asked the question, “What’s happening in Iran?”1  My point, in asking the question, was that while Iranian leaders continue to support worldwide terrorism and the proliferation of WMDs, Iran could easily come into the civilized world by stopping their “unethical and… Read More »

Leadership Means Being Responsive to Others

By | September 19, 2018

[September 19, 2018]  The U.S. military sometimes embodies, not unlike other complex organizations what I will call, a “culture of slow change.”  If there is, however, one thing that is quick, predictable, and helpful, it is the fact that our troops themselves are highly responsive. Want a mission accomplished?  They are on it quick and decisively.  What an… Read More »

It Takes More than Hard Work …

By | September 15, 2018

[September 15, 2018]  A few long-time readers will recognize this title from a similar article from early last year (see link).  In it I wrote that great leaders understanding people are at the central theme of leadership.  But there is more.  Leadership is also influenced heavily by one’s culture. Culture is an accumulation of behavioral practices that both… Read More »