Category Archives: Leadership

Core Values: The Salvation Army

By | December 21, 2013

[December 21, 2013]  With the holiday season upon us and the bell ringers outside many stores this Christmas season, the most visible as well as an historically successful organization is the Salvation Army.  Founded in 1865 in London by Catherine and William Booth, they sought to bring salvation to the poor, destitute, and hungry. Originally a religious effort,… Read More »

Actionable Leadership

By | December 20, 2013

[December 20, 2013]  Leaders are servants of their organization.  They are producers of goods and services and of successful employees.  They provide for friends, family, and for future generations.  Leaders are “actionable” – involved, active, focused, and hard working. Furthermore, people of character gravitate to those leaders, due to the human affinity with a winner.  Leadership, therefore, is… Read More »

Your Associations are You

By | December 19, 2013

[December 19, 2013]  There is an idea that says people are attracted to other like-minded people.  Individuals who are lazy (those that are obviously lazy) will both attract others who lack motivation and repel diligent people. The expression “birds of a feather flock together,” means that people associate with others like themselves – they are most comfortable with… Read More »

Intellectual Laziness

By | December 17, 2013

[December 17, 2013]  One would think that in the United States where rewards are given for the proper exercise of a person’s mental prowess, that the majority of people would strive to improve themselves intellectually.  Furthermore, one would expect leaders to be encouraging others to improve their knowledge and intellectual abilities.  Sadly, this is not the case. Intellectual… Read More »

No Soldier Left Behind

By | December 15, 2013

[December 15, 2013]  Many military veterans are often asked about combat.  With our small military, the American public has little connection to them anymore and consequently most obtain their information from movies like “Black Hawk Down.”  One question (perhaps more of a concern) is asked about military personnel left on the battlefield.  For some reason there is some… Read More »

Profile: Kim Jong Un

By | December 14, 2013

[December 14, 2013]  Any attempt to profile the leadership characteristics of a leader from a different culture is fraught with uncertainty.  For the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a relatively young and new leader to the country, this is certainly true.  He is an enigmatic figure.  Leaders need to understand how senior leaders from different cultures function… Read More »

Loyal Dissent

By | December 13, 2013

[December 13, 2013]  There comes a time in every leader’s career when one must face the prospect that one’s boss has acted out of bounds on some behavior or decision.  As a subordinate, it is our obligation to present a dissenting view of what should take place but do so in a manner that adheres to allegiance to… Read More »

Timely Decision Making

By | December 12, 2013

[December 12, 2013]  Making timely decisions is the hallmark of a good leader.  And, the ability to come to grips with the fact that leaders make decisions and do so in a way that benefits the group should be ingrained in all of us. “Be willing to make decisions.  That’s the most important quality in a good leader.” … Read More »