Category Archives: Leadership

Enabling Bad Behavior

By | September 28, 2020

[September 28, 2020]  One of the better things about the military is that it gives opportunities to learn from good and bad leadership.  I’ve witnessed some deplorable decisions by leaders at all levels, one of which was by a two-star General.  His command headquarters was rife with insubordinate civilians who regularly disobeyed orders and failed to show up… Read More »

The Emancipation Proclamation: a Military Strategy?

By | September 22, 2020

[September 22, 2020]  It is difficult to put ourselves into the position of someone who lived during the U.S. Civil War.  American citizens today, nor any time since, have experienced nothing like the level of destruction and loss of life during such a war.  And, like all wars, nothing was straightforward about it.  The Emancipation Proclamation by President… Read More »

Pick of the Litter

By | September 21, 2020

[September 21, 2020]  I admit it, I love dogs.  My life began with my trusty Cocker Spaniel “Rusty,” and we were inseparable.  Dogs have a special connection with humans, a meta-story that tells of great companionships.  But today, I’m talking about another story.  This is about how leaders are chosen.  I’m calling it the pick of the litter… Read More »

What was the Paoli Massacre?

By | September 20, 2020

[September 20, 2020]  Warfare has always been present in our human species.  And despite the terribleness of the battlefield, humans have, in fact, learned some terrible lessons.  And thus, there has been broad agreement on laws of warfare established to prevent atrocities and unnecessary death.  Unfortunately, there still are times when these agreed-upon laws of warfare are violated. … Read More »