Category Archives: Leadership

Sometimes You’re the Bait

By | October 14, 2020

[October 14, 2020]  There will be times as a leader you will be the bait to attract unwanted attention and the enemy’s firepower.  During my first combat tour of duty, my small unit was tasked to build a small engineering project “outside the wire” to attract an enemy insurgent cell’s attention. Overlooking my unit was a Special Forces… Read More »

Charging into Danger

By | October 12, 2020

[October 12, 2020]  Shortly after the terror attacks on U.S. soil, September 11, 2001, I was sitting on an Army bus when I overhead two buck Sergeants talking.  The red-headed Sergeant said that he had wished he was on one of the commercial jets that had crashed into the World Trade Center a few days earlier.  He believed… Read More »

Leaders are NOT Neutral

By | October 10, 2020

[October 10, 2020]  Last night at our weekly Boy Scout meeting, the boys held an election to determine who would be their next Senior Patrol Leader.  The Scoutmaster, an experienced and fine gentleman, explained how the Scout election process worked and how to judge the candidates properly.  He made several important points.  First, among his points was that… Read More »

20 Common Leader Weaknesses

By | October 6, 2020

[October 6, 2020]  To paraphrase the witty French historian and philosopher Voltaire, he once said that “We are all full of weaknesses and errors … that is the first law of nature.”  I agree.  And, the sooner each leader faces their weaknesses, the sooner they can begin the long journey to greater leadership and helping their family, friends,… Read More »

Major Lessons I Learned in the U.S. Army

By | October 4, 2020

[October 4, 2020]  Yesterday, I was a guest on the “Welcome Home Veterans” radio show on WIBG 1020 AM and WIBG 101.3 FM.  Joe Griffies was host of the show and this guy, wow, he can talk.  Tomorrow, I’ll give write about that experience and what he is doing to help veterans across our nation.  For today, I’d planned on giving a list… Read More »