Category Archives: Leadership

Fort Hood Shooting

By | April 3, 2014

[April 03, 2014]  We can expect over the next few days a lot of talk and hype about the reasons for another deadly shooting at a U.S. military base and, of course, much speculation about the shooter.  Further, the national media and others will use the tragic event to further their political agendas.  We will hear most about… Read More »

Is Leadership Accidental?

By | April 3, 2014

[April 03, 2014]  Leadership works and (supposedly) it does work because of rational decisions of humans.   But consider that leadership may be an outcome of trial and error in human affairs1.  Maybe it’s the result of some people wanting the easier path, avoiding responsibility. In an earlier blog (link here) we discussed how leadership is not linear because… Read More »

Climate Change, Controversy, and Leadership

By | April 1, 2014

[April 01, 2014]  The United Nations’ report issued yesterday declared that future global warming impacts will be “severe, pervasive, and irreversible.”  Many expected this conclusion but it is certainly not without strongly differing opinions.  Yet, how leaders conduct themselves in the mist of such strong controversial issues and how they deal with dissent, tells us much about that… Read More »

Political Corruption and Destroying Trust

By | March 28, 2014

[March 28, 2014]  Two more senior-level politicians were in the news yesterday for corruption and other crimes: a state senator and a big city mayor.  While there are many levels of corruption, those who have the public’s trust are the most egregious violators because they destroy the relationship between people and their leadership  A book definition says that… Read More »

Core Values: TD Bank

By | March 27, 2014

[March 27, 2014]  The “financial crisis of 2008” saw the U.S. Government loan banks billions of public dollars in what was unofficially known as “bailout money.”  Formally called the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the full amount loaned has never been revealed or paid back in full, but ranges from $700 billion to over $7 trillion in loans. … Read More »

Lessons in Leadership: A Child Teaches Us

By | March 26, 2014

[March 26, 2014]  Learning about leadership can come in the most unexpected ways, from surprising sources, and at inconvenient times.  Such was a leadership lesson in compassion that Colorado school administrators learned the hard way earlier this week.  What happened?  A 9-year old Colorado student shaved her head to show compassion for her friend who was bald from… Read More »