Kicking Butt and Taking Names: by Army Vet

By | January 11, 2020

[January 11, 2020]  Army Vet writes to us today about the importance of strength and how it keeps us and others out of trouble.  He takes on SJWs, college snowflakes, and weak leaders. Peace through strength:  I must study war so that my sons can study engineering and art.  My profound apologies to Founding Father John Adams; I… Read More »

Sandwich Criticism between 2 Slices of Compliment

By | January 9, 2020

[January 9, 2020] Many techniques work well in delivering negative feedback.  My dad, who worked his way up through the ranks of the Missouri Pacific Railroad (MOPAC), was fond of the Sandwich Technique.1  He told me that it was always best to surround criticism with compliments. It goes something like this, “Bob, you’re talented.  You screwed up on… Read More »

Clearing the Spindle: the Pathetic

By | January 8, 2020

[January 8, 2020]  A little disruption in the Satterfield household this morning; my computer failed but my iPad is filling in admirably. I’ll get to my points quickly and keep this article short. Attack on U.S. military base at Al Asad and Erbil, Iraq.  News from major news channels are coming in screaming headlines about World War III… Read More »

The Boone and Crockett Club & Sportsmanship

By | January 7, 2020

[January 7, 2020]  Never heard of them?  Me either.  The reason that I’m highlighting them today is due to their philosophy of good sportsmanship.  Specifically, they advocate for fair chase hunting in support of habitat conservation.1  The club was founded in 1887 by Theodore Roosevelt; before his Rough Rider days or before becoming President of the U.S.2 The… Read More »

The Importance of Reading for Leaders

By | January 6, 2020

[January 6, 2020]  It should be profoundly evident that reading for leaders is essential.  Reading is vital for the development of the mind by introducing new ideas and ways of doing things.  Leaders, in particular, gain from an assortment of thinking methodologies.  Such methods are why we often say that when a leader thinks, it is not in… Read More »

Teaching of Virtue

By | January 2, 2020

[January 2, 2020]  “It’s more than checking the box.”  And so it began, my cohort of new general officers was beginning their journey of senior leadership with a fundamental truth.  Only by learning to be courageous can we truly be genuine leaders of those on the battlefield.  It is, therefore, our sacred duty to be involved in the… Read More »