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 »

Core Values: Harley-Davidson, Inc.

By | July 14, 2014

[July 14, 2014] It was 1916. If you were part of General Pershing’s punitive expedition against Poncho Villa, you may have been riding one of the U.S. Army’s Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Motorization of bicycles in the early 1900s started a movement that has never gone away. Any person who has spent time on a motorcycle understands that “it gets… Read More »

Race Trumps & Leadership Fails

By | July 12, 2014

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [July 12, 2014] Howdy folks! My column today is based on the premise that when race is a factor in anyway, leadership fails … at least in America. There is a lot to be said about how norms have changed in a positive way about race over the last century. My… Read More »

Managed Expectations

By | July 12, 2014

[July 12, 2014] The first snowman I built for my 4-year old son was to be a monument to our father-son relationship. An 8-inch snow and just the right kind of snow had fallen the night before. Living in the Northeast but being from the South, I was unprepared for the results of the snowman we attempted to… Read More »

Learning from Ethical Failures

By | July 11, 2014

[July 11, 2014] The field of scientific inquiry has made enormous advancements in our quality of life for hundreds of years. “Scientists” are highly regarded as meticulous, smart, hard working, and honest. Today, their work is peer reviewed by other scientists to ensure the work is accurate.  Yet, we have just learned that a scientific journal discovered a… Read More »