Category Archives: Leadership

Enabling Failure

By | November 3, 2013

[November 03, 2013]  We’ve all seen it; supervisors who give excuses for employees who are failures in their jobs.  Like the alcoholic whose family enables the alcoholic’s drinking behavior, leaders can also enable failure.  Whatever the reason or excuse, there is a emerging trend in U.S. organizations where leaders fail to take quick, effective action to deal with… Read More »

Characteristic 28: Relevant Experiences

By | November 1, 2013

[November 01, 2013]  We all want our leaders to be problem solvers and overcome all obstacles.  Fundamentally, relevant experience is what makes this possible.  While experience is necessary for all leaders, our most senior leaders need a broader array of experiences.  Senior executive leaders should have the experience of sufficient moral preparation to stay right, to act quickly… Read More »

Profile: Mahatma Gandhi

By | October 31, 2013

[October 31, 2013]  Mahatma Gandhi was not only a great leader for the country of India but became one of the most influential leaders in the world.  He showed that a leader can fight for a better world innovatively – in this case, without weapons but with thoughts and beliefs. On the surface, Gandhi appears radically different from… Read More »

Contrasts in the Passion of Leadership

By | October 30, 2013

[October 30, 2013]  Over the last two days, I visited a soon-to-deploy military combat unit (with their families) and visited a Veterans’ Administration hospital.  The contrast between the two in the “passion” of the personnel at each event was noteworthy. Both the personnel conducting the troop and family event, as well as those attending, were unparalleled in their… Read More »

The Senior Leader Challenge

By | October 28, 2013

[October 28, 2013]  A frequent question asked is: “What is the most challenging part of a senior leader’s job?” Most believe that dealing with the impact of America’s unstable economic situation, overwhelming organizational bureaucracy, or working with insufferable government agencies unfamiliar with the leader’s organization would the challenge.  While these are a bit demanding, they are not the… Read More »