Controversial Hero:  Sir William Wallace

By | December 1, 2019

[December 1, 2019]  Unlike many heroes that I’ve highlighted here at my leadership blog, Sir William Wallace continues to be a highly controversial hero.1  The popular film, Braveheart (1995) starring actor Mel Gibson, helped alert us to the exploits of Wallace.  Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First… Read More »

How Leadership Plays a Crucial Role in Startup Businesses Success

By | November 30, 2019

[November 30, 2019]  Most startups are not going to be successful. Around 50% of businesses fail within the first five years of their inception. First-time entrepreneurs have an 18% chance of success.  For a startup to succeed, several factors need to be just right. Having an exceptional leader is one of them. Leadership plays a crucial role in… Read More »

Importance of Leadership in College

By | November 29, 2019

[November 29, 2019]  Leadership isn’t just about taking positions of authority in the corporate world. You can become a little right in college and excel at it. But here is the catch. Why should students take matters of college leadership seriously? How do they stand to benefit in and out of school? Well, there could many explanations as… Read More »

A Thanksgiving Day Message

By | November 28, 2019

[November 28, 2019]  On occasion, I provide a special message for our troops, especially for those deployed overseas and in harm’s way.  Two days ago I attended an early-morning Prayer Breakfast in the small town where I live.  Those in attendance had one message – be united – and in doing so we will be the guiding light… Read More »

Douglas R. Satterfield

In the Mud, the Blood, and the Beer

By | November 25, 2019

[November 25, 2019]  “No guts, no glory!”  The Army Drill Sergeant was yelling at us that we were a bunch of no-good maggots, which were also some stinking wimpy momma-boys.  Finishing an obstacle course after a strenuous 10-mile forced march was not easy, but we did it anyway thanks to Drill Sergeant Bryant.  To be a real man… Read More »

Don’t Skip What’s Good for You

By | November 24, 2019

[November 24, 2019]  Much has been said about adopting and the maintaining of good habits (see links here, here, and here)  Humans, nonetheless, possess an inclination to shortcut or completely skip behaviors that are good for them.  For example, my daily back exercises are something that I do only reluctantly because it takes time and it hurts.  Any… Read More »

What Are The Best Ways to Teach Leadership to Young Students?

By | November 23, 2019

[November 23, 2019]  Since the 80s of the 20th century, leadership has become the subject of sociological, psychological, and economic disciplines, exploring the ways and means of developing leadership qualities of the individual. Of course, sociology discipline studies this topic more deeply. Lots of sociology papers are written, and sociology projects are done on this topic because it… Read More »

You Can’t Hit What You Don’t Aim At

By | November 22, 2019

[November 22, 2019]  There is an ancient question that continues to haunt humans.  That question is, “What should we aim at in life?”1  Many philosophers have dedicated their lives to answering the question, and a mountain of sage advice has been forthcoming.  I guess that we will continue exploring answers.  But here is one thing I do know,… Read More »