Civil Rights Act of 1964

By | July 3, 2014

[July 03, 2014] Yesterday, I missed a very important date. Fifty years ago, on July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.1 While the entire Act is important, Title VII Equal Employment Opportunity is the part most commonly cited and the core of the Act. The signing of the Act was conducted with much fanfare… Read More »

Courage: Amelia Earhart

By | July 2, 2014

[July 02, 2014] The world was shocked to hear that Amelia Earhart and her navigator Frederick Noonan were reported missing in the Pacific Ocean on this date in 1937. Earhart completed a number of aviation firsts, winning fame and money along the way in the 1920s and 30s. She was well liked and personally driven to audacity. Sadly,… Read More »

Entitlement: Detroit – an Update

By | July 2, 2014

[July 02, 2014] Yesterday, we discussed Detroit’s problem of an entitlement mentality with so many of its citizens (link here). It turns out that over half the population is delinquent on their water bills and is threatened with their water being turned off. A parallel between the privileged status of Detroiters and the failed socialist system was difficult… Read More »

Entitlement Mentality: Detroit – an Example

By | July 1, 2014

[July 01, 2014]  News comes to us over the past several weeks that large numbers of residents who do not pay their water bills are having their water service disconnected.  What is interesting, from a leadership perspective, is what folks are saying and doing about it.  A water department official said, “The majority of our customers (who) are in… Read More »

Communication: Mixed Signals

By | June 30, 2014

[June 30, 2014] Leaders know that communication is one of the most important senior leadership characteristics one can possess. Great leaders, personally, have vast communication talents. Yet, they also have the ability to ensure their message is pushed throughout the organization, without unnecessary distortion. The best leaders also go to great lengths to avoid sending mixed signals. Nothing… Read More »