Category Archives: Leadership

Characteristic #57: Ethical Behavior

By | April 15, 2014

[April 15, 2014]  Today is tax day.  But I digress.  I won’t be sarcastic by referencing ethics and taxes in the same sentence (oh).  From many mentors throughout my military career I’ve been given counsel to “Never do anything illegal, immoral, or unethical.”  While it certainly provided me with successful and practical guidance, the ethical advice never seemed… Read More »

EEOC: Work Standards and Leadership?

By | April 14, 2014

[April 14, 2014]  Work standards have been a sensitive subject over the past few years because, when applied, the impact on workers is not equal.  The federal government has been looking closely at the affect that implementing standards in the workplace have on people; in particular, as the impact applies to identifiable categories like race, gender, ethnicity, etc. … Read More »

Examine Your Weaknesses

By | April 12, 2014

[April 12, 2014]  “Exploring your weakness makes you a good person.”  This is one topic that philosophers try to explain how and why that looking at our weak traits can make us better.  Leaders, in my opinion, are not interesting in “exploring” ourselves, in particular exploring our weaknesses.  What we should be very interesting in doing however is… Read More »

Intelligence and Leadership (Update)

By | April 11, 2014

[April 11, 2014]  Over the past few days, within the blogosphere, there has been talk about the “intelligence equals education” debate.  The debate centers on whether a college degree is a requirement for “higher [political] office,” like President of the United States.  The implication we can get from this debate is that leadership probably requires a college degree. … Read More »

Mohawk Indians: Iron and Bravery

By | April 11, 2014

[April 11, 2014]  They were known as the Brooklyn Mohawks and they were famous as “fearless high-rise construction workers.”  As iron workers and riveters, they helped make the New York City skyline in the early 20th Century.  As senior leaders know, leadership employs bravery (moral or physical courage).  The Iroquois Nation’s culture1 with a “warrior ethic” was a… Read More »