Category Archives: Leadership

Can You Keep Your Cool?

By | June 23, 2020

[June 23, 2020]  While training many years ago for deployment into combat, my unit participated in a live-fire exercise.  When we came under fire, our job was to return fire, report, and then move out of the area if possible.  My best friend’s job was radio operator.  When the simulated attack took place, my friend Josh was freaking… Read More »

A Comment on Juneteenth

By | June 19, 2020

[June 19, 2020]  June 19th is the oldest nationally recognized commemoration date of the ending of slavery in the United States.  The date comes after the U.S. Civil War, fought to end slavery, and where an estimated 620,000 people died.  Not only were these losses higher than all other American wars, but the impact of the war also… Read More »

Good News is No News

By | June 17, 2020

[June 17, 2020]  Charles Groenhuijsen is a journalist and author whose been covering world events for over 40 years.1  He sees journalism as a mirror; people look in this mirror, and they’re supposed to see the world as it is.  They don’t.  They don’t know the world because journalism shows, with rare exceptions, the negative side of life. … Read More »

The Power of Persistence

By | June 13, 2020

[June 13, 2020]  My favorite story from childhood was The Tortoise and the Hare.  As one of Aesop’s fables, it tells the chronicle of a race between the slow tortoise and the speedy hare.  Some have written that his folktale means that ingenuity and trickery, rather than doggedness and persistence, are best used to overcome a stronger opponent. … Read More »