Category Archives: Leadership

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 »

U.S. President Eisenhower Rejects Isolationism

By | June 10, 2020

[June 10, 2020]  There are many characteristics of strong leaders.  They are sincere, decisive, charismatic, honest, and have great communication skills.  History is replete with examples.  U.S President Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of those strong leaders.  Just a few months into his presidency, America’s foreign policies came under fire1 for allowing the U.S. to be too involved… Read More »

My Best Cup of Coffee Ever

[June 9, 2020]  Learning to be a good leader can be difficult.  The time with others training, studying, and working in leadership roles helps that process; or so I’ve been told.  In 1983, I was a new U.S. Army Second Lieutenant attending the Infantry Officer Basic Course.  At the end of a particularly grueling three-week phase of mechanized… Read More »