Category Archives: Leadership

A Most Famous Betrayal

By | August 14, 2018

[August 14, 2018]  Vidkun Quisling sold out his home country of Norway during WWII to the Nazis.  His reward came shortly after the war; he was executed for high treason.  Such betrayal is not commonplace and that is a good thing.  His betrayal has echoed throughout history and his name, quisling, has since come to mean a person… Read More »

Never Underestimate Other People

By | August 9, 2018

[August 9, 2018]  The biggest mistake I’ve ever made was failing to listen to my maternal grandmother (we called her “bigmama”).  She told the gaggle of her grandkids sitting in a circle one day to never underestimate other people. “Golden rule of life: never underestimate your rivals.” – Sid Waddell, English sports commentator and television personality We were… Read More »

Remember Their Names

By | August 1, 2018

[August 1, 2018]  My recent experience with the Boy Scouts at summer camp (articles here and here) brought a number of comments from readers asking for practical leadership tips.  I’ll soon start a short series on this, but for today I’ll offer one of the most useful of all practical leader tips; remember their names. Yes, that’s it… Read More »