Category Archives: Leadership

Showing Moral Courage: Tulsi Gabbard

By | January 17, 2019

[January 17, 2019]  Last week, Hawaii Democrat Representative Tulsi Gabbard, penned an op-ed in which she warned: “Elected leaders who weaponize religion are playing a dangerous game.”1  She is showing moral courage because her statements run counter to the anti-religious ideology of the American Democrat Party. “While I absolutely believe in the separation of church and state as… Read More »

Going Off the Reservation

By | January 15, 2019

[January 15, 2019]  For everything we do in life rules govern how we behave, talk, think and accomplish our missions.  Anytime we fail to do so or go off in an unauthorized direction; there are unpredictable but usually negative consequences.  Going off the reservation is how this is often described. In early 2007 while in combat north of… Read More »

Shouldering Responsibility

By | January 14, 2019

[January 14, 2019]  About two decades ago, psychologists hit upon a discovery that stopped them in their tracks.  They had proposed that the more responsibility people possess, the more stress they have and thus less satisfaction in their life.  It turns out, counterintuitive to their way of thinking, that the tough job of shouldering responsibility is directly related… Read More »

Command Presence

By | January 11, 2019

[January 11, 2019]  You don’t need a chest full of medals, possess a fabulous resume, or have a handsome face to have it.  Command presence is a leader’s projection to everyone present of an advanced form of authority, trust, and respect.  Often described as an allusive quality, command presence is plainly noticeable when you observe someone firmly in… Read More »

Shining Path Maoist Marxists

By | January 3, 2019

[January 3, 2019]  Communism is a failure.  It has failed historically in every form it takes, regardless of the political environment, an abundance of resources, the power of its leadership, or strength of its citizens.  And so it is with the communist movement known as Shining Path Maoist Marxists who nearly brought the country of Peru to its… Read More »