Leadership in the Space Frontier

By | May 27, 2014

[May 27, 2014] As a kid who loved all things related to science, I was enthralled with the X-15 experimental rocket aircraft of the 1950s and 60s. Somewhere in the attic is the plastic model I built around the time I started grade school. The engineers who designed and the test pilots who flew these aircraft were leaders… Read More »

News Media: A Positive Update

By | May 25, 2014

[May 25, 2014] I’ve written a number of times proposing that the news media in America is in decline; its leadership more interested in aligning with certain political views than the news and a disinterested in exposing corruption, hypocrisy, and scandal – its traditional mission. There is a glimmer of hope. There are journalists who are willing to… Read More »

Italian Futurism, Fascism, and Leadership

By | May 25, 2014

[May 25, 2014] A little known artistic movement out of Italy in the early 20th Century gave rise to some of the best known paintings and artistic expression in the modern world. “Italian Futurism” was founded on the dynamic leadership of Italian intellectual Filippo Marinetti who lead it for 35 years. The study of this movement is important… Read More »

The Frugal Leader

By | May 24, 2014

[May 24, 2014] Leaders who use their resources wisely are those that are also the most revered by their followers. Mahatma Gandhi is of course the epitome of a frugal leader; who as a worldwide respected leader of his people was able to accomplish many good things. Successful leaders are those that minimize waste, eliminate misuse, and use… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

By | May 24, 2014

[May 24, 2014] Today the two books that I am highlighting, both are on senior military leadership and character development. What is different in these books are that they focus on almost exclusively on what made our greatest American military flag officers who they are. Neither is a new book, but nonetheless, they are both worth reading …… Read More »

Profile: Augustus

By | May 23, 2014

[May 23, 2014] The greatest of leaders around the world, all appear to have been successful in both military and government affairs. We can find examples anywhere, especially in the most economically successful nations. Regardless of how far back we look into written history, this trend is rather robust. Today, I will profile one of the better known… Read More »

Put Your Heart Into It

By | May 23, 2014

By guest blogger Jonathan Silvestri [May 23, 2014] In his guest article today, Jonathan Silvestri discusses the importance of putting “your heart into it.” In other words, he is saying that passion plays a critical role in our lives and what we do and as such we should recognize that it is what makes sports, which is a… Read More »

Those Pesky Website Errors

By | May 22, 2014

[May 22, 2014] They always seem to hit at the most inopportune time. For regular readers of theLeaderMaker.com you saw my site go off-line for about 2 hours this afternoon. My apologies for any inconveniences experienced. This is the first time in since I began my site late last year. Not a bad record actually. Of course, it… Read More »