Strong Families and Leadership

By | April 22, 2014

[April 22, 2014] Whoa, you say! How do families connect to leadership? Well, on the surface, its connection may only appear tenuous but there is a direct relationship between successful leaders and strong family life. First, an observation … strong leaders come from strong families. Likewise, strong families produce resilient, productive citizens and capable leaders. This is derived… Read More »

Mental Resilience and Leadership (Part 3)

By | April 22, 2014

[April 22, 2014] In the previous two parts of this series (Part 1 andPart 2), I proposed the idea that people who experience frequent stressors in their lives, have greater mental resilience. Today, I’m proposing that many of these bureaucratic programs designed to reduce stressors will ultimately fail in achieving their goals. One thing we know but rarely… Read More »

Socializing Good Ideas

By | April 21, 2014

[April 21, 2014] Senior executive leaders are always willing to learn new things to improve on the way they work. One technique I learned to ensure the success of a good idea was to get buy-in as early as possible. The point is to “socialize” it with the major stakeholders – get them used to the idea without… Read More »

Happy Easter

By | April 20, 2014

[April 20, 2013] Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all on a traditional Christian holiday. Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead as described in the Bible as having occurred three days after his crucifixion by Romans at the Calvary. SPECIAL NOTE: Thanks to all the fans of this blog for making it successful in… Read More »

Executive Senior Leaders Should Not Lie (Update)

By | April 19, 2014

[April 20, 2014] The statement that senior leaders should not lie is rather clear … and the results of lying can be devastating to a country or community. The latest caught “fudging the numbers” is the Chicago Police Department. An investigation was conducted by Chicago Magazine and the results of Chicago’s drop in crime are an illusion because… Read More »

Executive Senior Leaders Should Not Lie

By | April 18, 2014

[April 18, 2014] Everyone knows the story of Pinocchio, the little puppet-boy who lied and his nose grew longer with each lie. Lying is a problem in our society because it breaks the bond between people and leaders. And now we have a poll just released1 that claims that most Americans believe that President Obama “lies on important issues.”… Read More »

Mental Resilience and Leadership (Part 1)

By | April 18, 2014

[April 18, 2014] Protecting people (teenagers, employees) from little stressors in life will lead to a greater downside when a tragic event occurs. By shielding people and preventing them from being tested under stressful circumstances, we are actively weakening their abilities and their resilience. Leadership demandsthat we allow those small stressors to push and pull on people so… Read More »