Category Archives: Leadership

Why Do Soldiers Fight?  (Part 2)

By | December 11, 2019

[December 11, 2019]  Yesterday I published an article answering the question, Why do soldiers fight?  See it at this link (here).  It’s an old question but one that helps us peer into the motivations of the men who see combat up-close and personal.  Today, I’ll be providing some interesting and perhaps surprising information on other motivations. “I hold… 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 »

Suck it Up and Move On

By | December 3, 2019

[December 3, 2019]  My first winter in West Germany was a difficult time for me after growing up in the warm Deep South of the United States.  Not only was winter cold and snow new to me, but in late 1974, Germany was experiencing terror attacks by the Baader-Meinhof Gang.  I was stationed at a nuclear weapons’ storage… Read More »