Leader Trends: Are We Cowards?

By | September 18, 2014

[September 18, 2014] When I ask the question of my colleagues, “Are we cowards?” or “Are we leaders, cowards?” the answer I get might surprise you. First we must be clear what a coward means to the general population. There are nuances and sometimes confusion to the specific meaning; but for our purposes it means the lack of… Read More »

Leader Wall of Failure and Success

By | September 18, 2014

[September 18, 2014] This week we have several leadership failures and successes. We’ll be naming names and making judgments – that is what leaders do. Leaders either have the ability to compare behavior and talk to some level of acceptable standards or they are not effective leaders. Those leaders who embroil themselves in controversial subjects can be very… Read More »

New Features and Enhancements

By | September 17, 2014

[September 17, 2014] TheLeaderMaker.com is about to undergo some changes that should make the reading experience more worthwhile. The changes are largely based on reader input but also include some items I’ve wanted to add for a while. My intent is to make theLeaderMaker.com the go to place to read about senior leadership. Here are some of the… Read More »

North Korea Sentences American

By | September 16, 2014

[September 16, 2014] The North Korean government sentences another American citizen to prison. While this has been widely reported in the U.S. press, it does not represent the real story here. All that we know is reported by North Korea and that is not an oddity in itself but should be. In this case an American citizen is… Read More »

News from New York City: Anti-Semitism?

By | September 15, 2014

[September 15, 2014] The news was alarming to the very tolerant New York City residents. ‘The city that never sleeps’ has seen an increase in the number of violent attacks, vandalism, and harassment of Jews, especially in Brooklyn – a borough within the city. New Yorkers pride themselves on being able to get along with just about anybody.… Read More »

Leadership: The Names We Use

By | September 15, 2014

[September 15, 2014] When I was a Battalion Commander and not elegant in the use of the English language, I learned a few things. Yes, it’s true my grandmother told me that I should learn quickly so “other people don’t pay a price for your ignorance.” I once mistakenly called a Platoon Leader the name Commander. The former… Read More »

CBS Sports Network Rejects “Political” Ad

By | September 14, 2014

[September 14, 2014] It should not be too surprising that some ads get rejected due to their political nature. Some ads are, frankly, lacking in good taste and are intellectually insulting. Stations that advertise have policies that cover this type of advertising. This past week, CBS Sports Network rejected an ad that had a 4-year-old little girl saying… Read More »

Pope Francis on World War III

By | September 14, 2014

[September 14, 2014] In his visit to an Austro-Hungarian Cemetery of World War I dead, Pope Francis decried war as an instrument of greed, power, crime, and destruction. “War is madness …” he said. At Redipuglia Italy, the war memorial entombs 100,000 Italian soldiers killed in battle.   The Pope spoke about those who died in WWI and about… Read More »