Category Archives: Leadership

Vet Voice Foundation

By | June 13, 2014

[June 13, 2014] Whenever I see an exceptional example of leadership, I’m willing to point it out. Yesterday I was contacted by a retired, military flag officer who asked me to look at Vet Voice Foundation (VVF).  This is a legitimate organization doing good things for our military veterans. The Vet Voice Foundation is both non-profit and non-partisan. Their… Read More »

“Tear Down this Wall”

By | June 12, 2014

[June 12, 2014] Considered one of the greatest speeches of the 20th Century, U.S. President Ronald Reagan spoke these lines on June 12, 1987 as part of a major speech to the citizens of West Berlin. In the speech, he addressed the Soviet Union’s General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and told him to sign up for peace and prosperity… Read More »

Magnanimous in Victory

By | June 12, 2014

[June 12, 2014] Playing little league baseball while growing up in the deep South brought with it a number of lessons in life. These lessons were to later translate into successful leadership traits that were to stay with me the rest of my military career. In fact, I think that was the point of the game; besides having… Read More »

Profile: Ramesses II

By | June 10, 2014

[June 10, 2014] A pattern emerges from the study of great leaders demonstrating that many of those who are the greatest of leaders were successful at both governance and military leadership. This pattern holds for Ramesses II (1303 BC – 1213 BC), also known as Ramesses the Great – the third Egyptian pharaoh of the 19th dynasty. He… Read More »

Destructive Habits for Leaders

By | June 9, 2014

[June 09, 2014] Effective leadership means the leader should be regularly identifying and eliminating their bad habits; those that affect their leadership. Bad habits make it much more difficult to be successful leaders. Mountains of self-help articles and books are written, seminars given, and academic courses taken on how to eliminate bad habits.1 Leaders, of course, are subject… Read More »