The U.S. Immigration Debate

By | July 19, 2014

[July 19, 2014] The current immigration debate is really about political power. The rhetoric coming from Washington DC would make it appear that the United States is on a humanitarian mission to save families form Central and South America. There is no argument that when historians look back on these years, they will see that the costs to… Read More »

Good Habits #1: Never Assume Anything

By | July 19, 2014

[July 19, 2014] Picking good daily habits for senior leaders is rather easy because there are so many to choose form. Today, selected is the good habit that most leaders actually violate regularly; making assumptions that turn out not to be true. People make assumptions in everything we do, otherwise nothing would get done but here the reference… Read More »

Good Habits for Senior Leaders

By | July 18, 2014

[July 18, 2014] The best leaders have developed a capacity to engage people and make things happen. Often this seems effortless. However, good habits for senior leaders are something developed over time through personal attention and hard work. Today begins a short series on some of the best habits for senior leaders. They are also appropriate for everyone… Read More »

Say Yes to the Dress

By | July 17, 2014

[July 17, 2014] Can leaders learn from reality television? Earlier this year I proposed that, yes, we can learn from television and from movies … but there are some serious limitations of course. One reality show called “Say Yes to the Dress” is what the name implies. Women are looking for a unique dress to wear on a… Read More »

Divided We Fall and the Role of Leadership

By | July 17, 2014

[July 17, 2014] One of the most fundamental truths about humans is that we can accomplish more things … faster, better, greater … than we can working alone. This is why teamwork is so valued wherever we work and play; and has been throughout history. Humans respect and admire teamwork in sports, business, military, religion, and family life;… Read More »

Characteristic# 68: Being There in Person

By | July 16, 2014

[July 14, 2014] One of the most profound and tragic lessons learned from World War I was that senior leaders being there in person, at the point of action, was critical for success of the operation. Whether the situation involves a large military action, a major business transition, or a national disaster, the senior leader must be physically… Read More »

The Season of Discontent?

By | July 15, 2014

[July 15, 2014] “America: Imagine the World Without Her;” a new movie now playing in theaters proposes the idea of a world without the United States and the results. The National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 lists one potential game-changer in the world as the “uncertain role of the United States.” Lack of trust in the government was… Read More »