There are No Shortcuts to Long-term Success

By | August 17, 2014

[August 17, 2014] A fundamental truth about great leadership is the recognition that everyone must have a clear sense of purpose. Otherwise, it will be difficult to decide what to do and how to do it. With the right purpose, informed decisions are possible. Nearly every person in an organization understands what they do and generally how they… Read More »

Carlson’s Raiders: Makin Island Raid 1942

By | August 17, 2014

[August 17, 2014] Today, many Americans are celebrating the “grooviest event in music history.” The Woodstock Music Festival ended after three days of “peace, love and rock’n’roll in upstate New York.” Very famous musicians played there: Janis Joplin, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, etc. What nearly no one knows about is that on this date in 1942, U.S. Marine… Read More »

Ethnic Cleansing: Iraq Style

By | August 15, 2014

[August 15, 2014] I remember the beautiful Friday afternoon in early May 1999 when Fort Dix, New Jersey got the call that it would be receiving the next day over 300 Albanian refugees from war-torn Kosovo. Over the next month, the U.S. Army base was to receive over 4,000 refugees as part of a nationwide resettlement effort. These… Read More »

We Were Off-Line for a While

By | August 14, 2014

[August 14, 2014] It always seems to happen at a busy time. TheLeaderMaker.com was down for about 8 hours and just returned to normalcy a few minutes ago. My apologies for any inconveniences experienced while we were off-line. This is not the first time but hopefully the last. It looks like my webhost made a few mistakes that… Read More »

“Success is the Daughter of Failure”

By | August 13, 2014

[August 13, 2014] At a recent graduation ceremony, the speaker said that “People just hate to fail, but there’s simply no escaping the fact that success is the daughter of failure.” U.S. Navy Admiral “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr.,1 speaks frequently and passionately about the art of command. For him, command means leading change, as well as possessing certain values… Read More »

Khmer Rouge Leaders Convicted

By | August 13, 2014

[August 13, 2014] “It’s all ancient history so forget about it.” I was told by a number of political science professors that what happened in the country of Cambodia is unimportant in today’s world. The legacy of the “killing fields” that resulted in the death of approximately 2 million Cambodians, out of a population of 8 million, was… Read More »