Sports Lessons: Deflated Football “Scandal”

By | January 23, 2015

[January 23, 2015] While watching the news on television I saw the press conference with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Being a football fan kept me on the channel while he fielded questions about the deflated football “scandal.” My wife asked me, “Who would think this an important issue?” Many do think it important but whether we… Read More »

The Cadet Honor Code

By | January 22, 2015

[January 22, 2015] Carved in granite for all to see is the West Point U.S. Military Academy (USMA) cadet honor code. It’s a simple description of those things that make for a better leader and is there for all to see. It states that “A Cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.”1 When followed,… Read More »

Fear: Racist, Sexist, Homophobe Accusations

By | January 21, 2015

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [January 21, 2015] Who doesn’t like going to a good movie on a sunny Sunday afternoon? I went with a good friend of mine, who retired recently as the COO of a large manufacturing company. He’s also a U.S. Marine combat veteran from his time in Vietnam and suggested we see… Read More »

Characteristic# 84: Guardians of Integrity

By | January 20, 2015

[January 20, 2015] Most children quickly earn a place in their family by learning to “tell the truth,” usually the result of stern lessons from a parent. This is often the first step to responsible adulthood. It’s no surprise then that when they are adults and occupy leadership positions they are aware of the advantages to maintaining their… Read More »

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By | January 19, 2015

[January 19, 2015] Today we pay our respects to Martin Luther King Jr. His leadership through insight and persistence helped pave the way for equality under the law for all races. He used nonviolent means to help bring about fundamental change based on the belief that people should not be judged by their race but by their character.… Read More »

Profile: Mao Zedong

By | January 19, 2015

[January 19, 2015] The study of great leadership is a responsibility of great leaders. Whether we study those that are good or evil is something that we should contemplate for it adds precision to our understanding of all leaders. Mao Zedong is one controversial leader who did both good and evil, and as such, should be meticulously studied… Read More »

What will be the Hot Leadership Topics of 2015

By | January 18, 2015

[January 18, 2015] No one has a crystal ball that allows them to accurately predict the future. Yet, it’s still interesting to watch experts on television foretell what they think will happen next year about our economy, the job market, in sports, etc. I cannot predict any better than anyone else. However, like the experts, I can make… Read More »

Is the U.S. Army Outsourcing Leadership?

By | January 15, 2015

[January 15, 2015] When we think of the military, we think of leadership. But there are many of us that have begun to believe that the U.S. military, in particular the Army, has begun to outsource its leadership. Leadership in the military leadership is a fundamental attribute that cannot be removed without serious national security consequences. Outsourcing leadership… Read More »