Sports Lessons: The Matheny Manifesto

[May 03, 2015] The famous Vince Lombardi once said that “winners never quit and quitters never win.” While there is hardly a more well-known quote about sports, we find that it’s the development of sportsmanship and teamwork that are the real successes behind any winning game. Yet for children, their development is much more precarious than for us… Read More »

Profile: Charlemagne

[May 02, 2015] The greatness of Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, is difficult to imagine for those of us who live in a relatively safe, modern world. Charlemagne was both a King and a military leader; roles that we rarely see held simultaneously today. Yet Charlemagne did so and was loved by his people. Born sometime… Read More »

Déjà Vu: Vietnam and Political Failure Today

[May 01, 2015]  Experienced leaders don’t believe that history repeats itself, but there are certainly many parallels throughout the known past that makes it seem that way. The best leaders educate themselves on history relevant to their circumstances and proactively take precautions to avoid similar mistakes. Today, we see a number of political failures and missteps in America’s… Read More »

City of Baltimore and Race: Stuck on Stupid

By | April 30, 2015

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [April 30, 2015]  Fundamentally, leadership means being able to help take care of those who follow you. That is why leadership is so important for the advancement of human beings and why choosing the right leader is imperative. The elected mayor of the City of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is also aware… Read More »

Nepal Earthquake: Death, Destruction, and Leaders

By | April 28, 2015

[April 28, 2015] Some of the more encouraging stories coming out of Nepal are the many ordinary folks working feverishly to rescue those trapped by the damage of the recent Nepal earthquake. Death and destruction are extensive, danger of aftershocks and more threats to life are very real, but people are stepping up to help. Those brave folks… Read More »

The Tea Act: American Revolutionary Leadership

By | April 27, 2015

[April 27, 2015] Failure to recognize possible unintended consequences from decisions anticipated otherwise, is a failure of leadership. On this date in 1773, the British Parliament passed the Tea Act; designed as an advantage to both the British Empire and the American Colonies. Unexpectedly, the American revolutionary leadership convinced other colonists that the Tea Act was another example… Read More »

Hero: Virginia Hall

By | April 26, 2015

[April 26, 2015] When we think of heroes from World War II, we immediately think of the Allied military men who risked their lives and endured great hardships to do something spectacular. Virginia Hall was a civilian working for both the British and American clandestine services; she was known to the Nazi Gestapo as “the woman with a… Read More »

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 »