Did Biblical King Saul have PTSD?

By | November 14, 2020

[November 14, 2020]  One of my personal interests has been understanding the way successful leaders think.  I do this as a way to improve show up-and-coming leaders how to improve their leadership skills.  A recent article by Andrew Stone, MD, at Eternal Soldier piqued my interest.  It was titled, Did King Paul have PTSD? Dr. Stone proposed a… Read More »

Good Habits #46:  Having a Routine

By | November 13, 2020

[November 13, 2020]  A successful Army 2-star general once told me never to let anyone control my schedule.  Instead, he advised that I develop my own routine and stick by it.  Having a routine and following it has many advantages, which I address below.  I discovered that senior leaders must plan adequately, husband their time resources, and develop… Read More »

Political Leadership: Sebastian Gorka

By | November 12, 2020

[November 12, 2020]  As part of my on-going series on political leadership, today I take on Sebastian Gorka.  Dr. Gorka is a naturalized U.S. citizen, born in Britain.  He was a military and intelligence analysis and having served in President Trump’s administration.  He is unabashedly politically conservative with expertise in national security and foreign affairs.  His ideas are… Read More »

Veterans Day Message

By | November 11, 2020

[November 11, 2020]  Veterans Day, 11 NOVEMBER 2020: The guns of the First World War eerily fell silent over a century ago on this date in 1918.  Today is the day when Americans all across this great Nation gather in large and small groups and pause to remember those Veterans who served in our Armed Forces. We have… Read More »

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday

By | November 10, 2020

[November 10, 2020]  My Army buddies and I have been fortunate to have worked with some of the most incredible people who have ever lived, members of our nation’s military services.  One group that we especially liked are called U.S. Marines.  Hooah!  Today is the 245th birthday of the founding of the Marine Corps. My wife, a real,… Read More »

What Makes a Great Leader?

By | November 9, 2020

[November 9, 2020]  A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a short article that outlined what I believed to be the 20 top characteristics of a great leader.1  A week later, political reporter Byron York at the Washington Examiner wrote that “exit pollsters” listed four qualities of a President.  We both compared Joe Biden and Donald Trump.2 “If… Read More »

Great Women behind Great Leaders

By | November 8, 2020

[November 8, 2020]  Everybody remembers great leaders. Their names enjoy immortality because of their accomplishments. That’s good. They’ve earned it. But did they do it on their own? If we look deeper, a pattern occurs. Every great leader had a strong lady next to him. It’s important to understand that word next is crucial here. Ladies weren’t behind… Read More »

Learn but Never Regret Being a Leader

By | November 7, 2020

[November 7, 2020]  Have you ever lead a project or activity in your school, college, or workstation?  If yes, then there might be something you have regrets about—things you wished you would have done better. The results might have been better if things were lead differently. But the truth is, you did whatever you could do best at… Read More »

Will Joe Biden and Socialism Win?

By | November 6, 2020

[November 6, 2020]   Yogi Berra famously said of baseball games, “It’s not over till it’s over.”  Like baseball games, the U.S. presidential election is not yet decided.  With lawsuits, recounts, and other legal actions underway to sort out the real vote count, it’s hard to be optimistic about our country’s direction.  Joe Biden may eventually be president of… Read More »

Caretaker Leadership

By | November 5, 2020

[November 5, 2020]  I’ll begin by noting that the term caretaker leadership is almost never used.  The reason is that the two terms are an oxymoron when used together.  I have discovered, however, that caretaker leadership happens all the time when a leader is unwilling or unable to fulfill the inherent duties of leadership and yet remains in… Read More »