Category Archives: Leadership

Professional Competence:  a Lesson Learned

By | December 5, 2021

[December 5, 2021]  Leaders must be sufficiently competent in their professions to survive.  High-quality leaders can perform the duties of their job with an acceptable level of quality – a combination of knowledge, judgment, and skills.  Such professional competence does not come without sacrifice. Technical competence will not assure a leader’s success since other traits are a part… Read More »

Can You Learn Anything from Today’s Military?

By | December 3, 2021

[December 3, 2021]  FUBAR?  Can you learn anything from today’s military?  As the American people rapidly lose confidence in our military, America’s senior-most Generals and Admirals are doubling down on policies that have nothing to do with warfighting.  We Americans “see” what’s happening, and we don’t like it. Is it even worth it for young people to join… Read More »

The Lieber Code: a Strategic Lesson Learned

By | December 2, 2021

[December 2, 2021]  During the U.S. Civil War, the early years were not going well for the Union under President Abraham Lincoln.  Yet, his undertaking was designed to preserve the Union, and he strove to persuade, influence, incentivize, and communicate hope and resolve.  What strategic lesson learned can we get from Lincoln’s actions? While most of us with… Read More »