Category Archives: Leadership

Profile: Joe Biden

By | September 19, 2020

[September 19, 2020]  With the U.S. Presidential election less than two months away, the rhetoric between the candidates and political organizations are reaching a crescendo.   Hopefully, by discussing candidate Joe Biden, we can move a little away from the hyperbole. Leaders are judged not so much by what they have done than by what they can do.  This… Read More »

Giving Peace a Chance: Leadership in Action

By | September 17, 2020

[September 17, 2020]  Those who study statesmanship and the experienced leadership know how difficult it is to make progress on old and emotionally-laden political issues.  Two days ago, the UAE, Bahrain, and Israel signed a peace deal with one another.  Casual observers will not understand the significance of or difficulty in this achievement, and that is unfortunate. Those… Read More »

Duty in Action:  John “Black Jack” Pershing

By | September 12, 2020

[September 12, 2020]  Who was John “Black Jack” Pershing?  I remember my dad talking about how he met Pershing in Hot Springs, Arkansas, during the 1930s and how impressive and focused the retired Army General was at the time.  But John Pershing is, at best, an elusive figure in American history, where the fog of time obscured his… Read More »