The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism II

By | March 3, 2015

[March 03, 2015] Over the past few weeks, there has been a surge in anti-Jewish movements in the United States; many originating on college campuses. With the attacks by terrorist group the Islamic State, it surprised many that a parallel movement of anti-Semitism has gained strength in Europe and America. Yet, this movement is not just opposition to… Read More »

Lead by Example and Show Some Dignity!

By | March 2, 2015

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [March 02, 2015]  There is nothing more basic in the performance of leadership than showing others how to behave and do good works – lead by example. I work in the federal government and senior government officials understand this more than most. The outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder knows this too… Read More »

They Can’t Give you Motivation

By | March 1, 2015

[March 01, 2015]  A necessary talent of leaders is their ability to motivate others. Earlier I wrote that other people can’t give you adversity to make you a better person. Likewise, others can’t give you motivation – passion or heart to do things – at least they cannot give you lasting motivation because, for it to truly work, it… Read More »

They Can’t Give you Adversity

By | February 28, 2015

[February 28, 2015]  The value of struggle on an individual leader is well known.  It helps make us who we are; more resilient, confident, and adaptable.  Our family, mentors, coaches, and teachers can give you plenty advice and encouragement but there is one thing none can do for you.  They can’t give you adversity. People cannot create those real circumstances, those things… Read More »

Heart of the Merchant

By | February 26, 2015

[February 26, 2015] As I was driving today in New York City listening to the car radio, I heard a joke about Radio Shack’s bankruptcy. It went this way, “I hate hearing about Radio Shack’s woes … where else can I get a radio-controlled toy car and new flip phone?”  There are many who predicted their downfall, including myself, and the reasons… Read More »

Leaders and Stolen Valor

By | February 25, 2015

[February 25, 2015] It was recently revealed that the U.S. Veterans Administration Secretary made false claims about his military service – specifically that he was a member of the elite U.S. Special Forces (SF).  A graduate of West Point Military Academy, Secretary Robert McDonald was never in the SF.  All leaders should take a lesson from this event. Brought to… Read More »

The Great American Race

By | February 23, 2015

[February 23, 2015] Joey Logano #22 just won the NASCAR race at the Daytona 500 in Florida while driving for the Penske Racing team in a Ford. The Daytona 500 is known as the Great American Race. Interestingly, NASCAR fans have been called the most loyal among all sports and there is an estimated 75 million fans –… Read More »

Characteristic# 86: Virtual Leadership

By | February 22, 2015

[February 22, 2015] One of the challenges many organizations have is providing virtual leadership over long-distances, especially among its most senior personnel and staffs. Organizations often have personnel and equipment scattered geographically; sometime across the globe. Senior personnel don’t always have the leadership experience and are not adept at working in complex, changing, and geographically diverse environments. The… Read More »