Profile: Ulysses S. Grant

By | April 9, 2015

[April 09, 2015] On this date in 1865, exactly 150 years ago and largely unnoticed today, the Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant; thus ended the bloodiest point in the history of the United States. General Grant was now to play a crucial role in the difficult task of healing the wounds… Read More »

Characteristic# 88: Empathy

By | April 8, 2015

[April 8, 2015] The best piece of simple advice I ever received as a junior military officer was that the reality about leadership is that it’s all about people. Senior leaders know that empathy helps us create and maintain bonds of trust; acting as the lubricant that keeps relationships on track. “You can easily judge the character of… Read More »

Leadership and Media Bias: Rolling Stone

By | April 6, 2015

[April 06, 2015] Rolling Stone Magazine’s publication of a false tale on an alleged rape at the University of Virginia was a scandal that reaffirms the fact that America’s media has a bias for anything that fits their particular ideology. Leadership at the magazine failed and yet there is no accountability for their failure that did not allow… Read More »

Leader Trends: Are We Adaptable?

By | April 4, 2015

[April 04 2015] There is evidence, mostly circumstantial, that leaders today are less adaptable to change than ever before. Furthermore, leaders are likely to be also less resilient, lacking in courage, and less truthful. No surprise then that most Americans have less confidence in leadership than ever before. The world is changing at a pace that seems to… Read More »

Authentic Leaders

By | April 3, 2015

[April 03, 2015]  U.S. President Bill Clinton has been often referred to as one of the most authentic leaders of our generation. Whether you liked his politics or not, he just had a way about him that made it seems he was the real deal, a genuine good person who cared about you. Whether Clinton was in the… Read More »

How to Get Good Feedback

By | April 2, 2015

[April 02, 2015] Between 1970 and 1999 South Korean airlines had a number of accidents that put them at the bottom in aviation safety. The reason was traced to a cultural issue whereby junior pilots would not correct senior pilots or give them satisfactory feedback on piloting skills. A good friend of mine was a senior officer in… Read More »