Category Archives: Leadership

Train as You Fight

[July 3, 2021] A military study was conducted by the Israeli Army back in the early 1980s.  Military leaders wanted to improve their ability to succeed on the battlefield.  After reviewing new technologies and supply systems, the most significant improvement was found in better training of its soldiers.  They learned an old lesson – train as you fight.… Read More »

No Saluting in the Field

[July 2, 2021]  The military salute is a sign of respect and recognition of another military member.1 On the flip side, we know that warfare is complex and all about defeating an enemy.  We also know the advantage of killing leaders.  Such an act can create chaos.  Therefore, we regularly discourage saluting in combat environments.  It was standard… Read More »

Stepping into a Leadership Mess

By | June 26, 2021

[June 26, 2021]  Earlier this month, I wrote a book review of Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds.  Today, I’ll be highlighting some of Robin Olds’ thoughts about how to improve your situation when given a leadership mess. Leaders interested in improving their organizations are often assigned positions where things are bad, sometimes very bad. … Read More »