Small Town Leadership: The Celebration Singers

By | June 1, 2014

[June 01, 2014] Last night in a small New Jersey town, there was a celebration of the 75th anniversary of singing by The Celebration Singers. These singers have been entertaining audiences in the area for 75 years. Their goal is to provide quality musical programs for their audiences and members. Strong leadership works and it worked great things… Read More »

Off Topic: ISEE-3 Spacecraft Contacted

By | May 31, 2014

[May 31, 2014] Launched in 1978, the International Sun-Earth-Explorer (ISEE) spacecraft was long thought dead in space. However, a group of like-minded amateur “astro-engineers” took control of it recently, according to the Space College Foundation, Inc.1 Is that cool or what? This non-profit organization strives to provide “access to educational resources, career opportunities, and hands-on involvement in space… Read More »

VA Scandal: Shinseki Resigns

By | May 31, 2014

[May 31, 2014] Interim Veterans Administration chief Sloan Gibson stated that the VA as a whole needs “a change in culture.” The scandal of hiding wait times that appears to have resulted in military veteran deaths is shameful. However, the fix is not in better management systems and processes but in the elimination of the VA’s current employment… Read More »

Core Values: Enterprise Rental-A-Car

By | May 30, 2014

[May 30, 2014] As regular readers know, I travel across the United States and overseas. Spending time in airports is second nature to me and many other military travelers. Airline service is important. Another important supply of services is rental car companies. I have rented from all the major companies in America – too many to count. Enterprise… Read More »

Leaders, Admit Mistakes … Quickly

By | May 29, 2014

[May 29, 2014] The general rule of leadership is to own up to any mistake you make and do so promptly. In particular, this is true for senior executive leaders. Reasons for admitting your mistakes are many and will be listed here. Exemptions, however, for not admitting a mistake are exceedingly rare. One unfortunate exemption to admitting ones… Read More »

Comments from Readers

By | May 28, 2014

[May 28, 2014] A number of readers have had trouble making their comments seen. The reason is that I’m using a spam filter that removes comments that the reader has not signed-up for posting. At the end of each article is a place to sign-up. It’s easy and no information obtained will be distributed to anyone, period. Your… Read More »

Leadership Lessons from a Movie?

By | May 28, 2014

[May 28, 2014] If you want to learn lessons in leadership, don’t watch a movie. That has always been my advice to young leaders. In other words, leadership is learned from relevant, practical experience, not from the comfort of your sofa, observing it from afar. I will admit however, there are a few gems of leadership buried elsewhere… Read More »