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How Leaders Listen

By | December 15, 2019

[December 15, 2019]  An old Vietnam War veteran was one of my mentors when I was an Infantry Company Commander.  He was also a great coach.  His favorite topic was teaching his officers how leaders listen.  I was fortunate to have him as a member of my unit. “Listen to many, speak to a few.” – William Shakespeare,… Read More »

Do Those Things You Fear

By | December 9, 2019

[December 9, 2019]  I’ve had the personal good fortune to speak with military veterans who were in the most desperate, destructive battles of the 20th Century.1  I learned a few things from them that I will pass along today.  The most important lesson they gave me was – do those things you fear. Such advice seems counterproductive.  Why… Read More »

When Baptized in Battle

By | December 8, 2019

[December 8, 2019]  One dominant theme in the study of leadership is to prove oneself worthy of holding the mantle of responsibility.  A successful leader is one who has built a reputation for accountability, trustworthiness, and sound judgment.1  How one does this is subject to debate.  But when a leader is tested in the crucible of fire, there… Read More »