Codifying Core Values

By | April 24, 2015

[April 24, 2015] One of the greater insights into management concepts over the past century was that rules cannot be created to cover everything in the workplace. The study of human psychology says that we all live and act according to values we hold most cherished. It follows logically that if we can clearly identify those the most… Read More »

The Most Important Leadership Characteristic

By | April 22, 2015

[April 22, 2015] I’ve often been asked a basic question on leadership, “What is the most important leadership characteristic?” Of course there is no easy answer for the simple reason that no single characteristic can encompass all the necessary traits to make a great and successful leader. Regrettably, I was never able to give a response that I… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

By | April 21, 2015

[April 21, 2015] The advantage all senior leaders should exploit for themselves is the reading of select books that expand their mind; exposing them to ideas that they neither agreed with nor heard of before. Currently, while the weather is producing a wonderful string of beautiful spring days, I have stumbled upon several good books in this category.… Read More »

Sports Lessons: Manly Sumo Wrestling

By | April 20, 2015

[April 20, 2015] Sports teach us many lessons in leadership and Sumo wrestling is one sport that is fundamental to understanding attributes of successful leaders as any other. Some sports teach us about manhood and the Japanese team game of the Sumo is one that requires its participants to be strong, dedicated, and respectful. In short, Sumo wrestling… Read More »

7 Mistakes Military Officers Make (Part 2)

By | April 18, 2015

[April 18, 2015] I’ve personally known many military officers who have failed to make a smooth transition to civilian employment. Why is that? In Part 1 of this 2-part series I addressed those junior military officer mistakes made while serving in uniform. Part 2 is about junior officer mistakes when transitioning to and working in the civilian sector.… Read More »

Neville Chamberlain and U.S. Foreign Policy

By | April 16, 2015

[April 16, 2015] Senior leadership, by its very nature, is political in many aspects. This means that the most important issues of any nation should be publically addressed, strategies developed, and plans created to ensure the safety and survival of that state. Foreign policy is the mechanism of senior leaders to do just that. Recently, the U.S. foreign… Read More »