Category Archives: Leadership

Dimensions of Senior Leadership

[June 2, 2022]  During the last U.S. Presidential election campaign, I compiled a list of leadership qualities that define senior leadership.  I’m opening them up again because it’s time to re-think what I wrote at the time.  I developed these ideas over a long period of my military career. This “list” can compare and contrast politicians and others. … Read More »

No Excuses

[June 1, 2022]  Don’t make excuses.  No excuses.  If you have an obligation, have given your word, or there is an expectation you are to do something, there is no excuse for failing at the goal.  Those that make excuses have failed twice, first not getting done what they were supposed to get done, and second, they are… Read More »

The Days Before Memorial Day

[May 29, 2022]  The days before Memorial Day are full of getting the BBQ grills ready, buying hotdogs and hamburger meat, finding where we put the potato chips, and scurrying about to invite neighbors to a fun day out.  We probably considered attending a local Memorial Day parade or ceremony.  Many folks traditionally do that, and I’m happy… Read More »

Always attend Funerals

[May 27, 2022]  My brother and I stood there, looking at the casket of our great-grandfather.  This was the first funeral we ever attended.  Neither of us wanted to be there.  My father made it clear, “You’re going to the funeral, do it for the family.”  I couldn’t talk, my brother cried, we were both in shock from… Read More »

Know Your Enemy

[May 24, 2022]  Never underestimate your enemy.  The ‘enemy’ symbolically refers to people opposed to you, those with competitive opposing ideas, desires, and missions.  They could be an opposing army, a terrorist group, a strongman dictator, a megalomaniac who wants to destroy the world, or the metaphysical Devil.  The enemy can be as tiny as a drunk friend… Read More »

Remember your Faith

[May 18, 2022]  Faith in God is mocked as primitive and superstitious; at its best, faith is, we are told, for the uneducated and gullible.  No one who has seen the great scientific advancements in medicine, engineering, agriculture, and such, can believe in an unseen higher being.  Despite all this, remember your faith We can observe that we… Read More »