Category Archives: Leadership

Having a Back-up Plan

By | May 14, 2014

[May 14, 2014] The Boy Scout motto is “be prepared.” The individual scout, as part of their leader training, is taught to be in a constant state of readiness. Combat-proven leaders and the most successful tactical leaders know that the original plan never survives contact with the enemy, so best be ready with an alternative to accomplish the… Read More »

Profile: Napoléon Bonaparte

By | May 11, 2014

[May 11, 2014] Probably more than any other leader, Napoléon Bonaparte is the worldwide cultural icon symbolizing military genius and political power. His military and political achievements are studied for their audacity and brilliance. So, what was it that set Napoléon apart from other senior leaders? That question is the main reason why I chose to profile him… Read More »

The Joining of a Nation

By | May 10, 2014

[May 10, 2014] On this date in 1869, the nation was joined symbolically and literally by connecting the first Transcontinental Railroad across the United States. A ceremonial “golden spike” was driven to join the rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. The vision of financier David Hewes1 is credited for the idea. The “joining of a nation” is an… Read More »