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 »

What is a Hero?

By | January 14, 2015

[January 14, 2015] We hear a lot about heroes in everyday life in the United States. “All our soldiers are heroes,” one lady told me yesterday when I asked her she thought about her son being in the U.S. Army. Our police officers and firemen are also called heroes. But common use of the term has us now… Read More »

Characteristic# 83: Readiness to Learn

By | January 13, 2015

[January 13, 2015] Leaders fulfill their responsibility by possessing a special readiness to learn. Such learning readiness refers to the likelihood a leader will seek both knowledge and a change in behavior. While there are many factors that influence a senior leader’s readiness to learn, it is incumbent upon that the leader overcome any obstacle and promote advantages… Read More »

Senior Leader Courage

By | January 11, 2015

[January 11, 2015] A good friend that I will call “John”, an admiral retired from the U.S. Navy about a year, tells me that looking back gives him a healthier perspective. As many do, he keeps in touch with his active military comrades. He tells me that if there is one thing that angered him, it was that… Read More »

Senior Leader: Egypt’s President

By | January 10, 2015

[January 10, 2015] Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has stepped forward to become one of the world’s most important senior leaders. What he has been saying and doing is the epitome of real leadership at the highest level. El-Sisi is Muslim and yet works to unify both Christian and Muslims, and also to improve stability in the region. He… Read More »

Why Veterans Succeed

By | January 9, 2015

[January 09, 2015] Those employed in private business are likely to know a military veteran in the workplace. Not surprisingly, that veteran is more likely to show good leader traits and is more likely to be trusted, relative to their peers. Why veterans take on leadership jobs and quickly do well in business leader roles is no accident.… Read More »

Why Veterans Fail (Part 2)

By | January 8, 2015

[January 08, 2015] In Part 1 of this why veterans fail series, I proposed that military veterans who fail more than their peers would likely have failed anyway. Many veterans will see this if they look closely at the issue, as surely as I have. I argue that there are two possible factors. First, the self-election of those… Read More »