Mental Resilience and Leadership (Part 1)

By | April 18, 2014

[April 18, 2014] Protecting people (teenagers, employees) from little stressors in life will lead to a greater downside when a tragic event occurs. By shielding people and preventing them from being tested under stressful circumstances, we are actively weakening their abilities and their resilience. Leadership demandsthat we allow those small stressors to push and pull on people so… Read More »

Mental Resilience the Old Fashioned Way

By | April 17, 2014

[April 17, 2014]  Picture just for the moment, the proverbial drill sergeant screaming into the face of a young recruit.  The purpose has always been to “toughen ‘em up” and to “get their full undivided attention.”  And of course, that is exactly what it did – both – made them more resilience against stress (mentally stronger) and also… Read More »

1965 Ford Mustang Anniversary

By | April 16, 2014

[April 16, 2014]  Yesterday while checking out of my hotel I spotted an old Ford Mustang in the parking lot.  Two older men were getting out of a car.  I told them that it was unusual to see a 1965 Mustang on the road (I owned one as a teenager, so I recognized the distinctive grille features).  Turns… Read More »

Characteristic #57: Ethical Behavior

By | April 15, 2014

[April 15, 2014]  Today is tax day.  But I digress.  I won’t be sarcastic by referencing ethics and taxes in the same sentence (oh).  From many mentors throughout my military career I’ve been given counsel to “Never do anything illegal, immoral, or unethical.”  While it certainly provided me with successful and practical guidance, the ethical advice never seemed… Read More »

Off Topic: Baseball and Video Review Controversy

By | April 14, 2014

[April 14, 2014]  Baseball for the 2014 begins with an on-going controversy surrounding the umps interpreting replay videos.  Last night’s game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox had its exciting moments and controversy.  There are many of us who believe the video reviews are hurting the game.  Baseball is becoming more like football (oh… Read More »

EEOC: Work Standards and Leadership?

By | April 14, 2014

[April 14, 2014]  Work standards have been a sensitive subject over the past few years because, when applied, the impact on workers is not equal.  The federal government has been looking closely at the affect that implementing standards in the workplace have on people; in particular, as the impact applies to identifiable categories like race, gender, ethnicity, etc. … Read More »

Core Values: Whole Foods Market, Inc.

By | April 13, 2014

[April 13, 2014]  Over the past decade there has been a transformation of food quality production, distribution, and service to the customer.  Whole Foods Market is one of the organizations that has played a major leadership role in the transformation and can be said to be America’s Healthiest Grocery Store™ (at least according to them and they have… Read More »