Core Values: KBR, Inc.

By | March 8, 2015

[March 08, 2015] During my three years in Iraq as a U.S. Army engineer, I was exposed almost daily to KBR personnel who provided engineering and logistical support to the U.S. military. Without the capability provided by this firm, the military could not have operated at the level that U.S. and Coalition did to attack insurgent and terrorist… Read More »

Helping Leaders by Not Helping

By | March 7, 2015

[March 07, 2015] There is no doubt that teaching and mentoring young leaders to develop their skills is critical to their future success. However, there comes a time where it is often better to allow them to experience failure. Sometimes, helping leaders by not helping them is the better alternative. A fine line exists between allowing a leader… Read More »

Leadership Toolbox: Email and Texting

By | March 5, 2015

[March 05, 2015] A few days ago it was discovered that the past U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a private email address to conduct official business. Many accused her of purposefully shielding her communications from review and avoiding public access laws.  Email and texting are valuable leadership tools that if not used properly may cause serious… Read More »

The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism II

By | March 3, 2015

[March 03, 2015] Over the past few weeks, there has been a surge in anti-Jewish movements in the United States; many originating on college campuses. With the attacks by terrorist group the Islamic State, it surprised many that a parallel movement of anti-Semitism has gained strength in Europe and America. Yet, this movement is not just opposition to… Read More »

Lead by Example and Show Some Dignity!

By | March 2, 2015

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer] [March 02, 2015]  There is nothing more basic in the performance of leadership than showing others how to behave and do good works – lead by example. I work in the federal government and senior government officials understand this more than most. The outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder knows this too… Read More »

They Can’t Give you Motivation

By | March 1, 2015

[March 01, 2015]  A necessary talent of leaders is their ability to motivate others. Earlier I wrote that other people can’t give you adversity to make you a better person. Likewise, others can’t give you motivation – passion or heart to do things – at least they cannot give you lasting motivation because, for it to truly work, it… Read More »

They Can’t Give you Adversity

By | February 28, 2015

[February 28, 2015]  The value of struggle on an individual leader is well known.  It helps make us who we are; more resilient, confident, and adaptable.  Our family, mentors, coaches, and teachers can give you plenty advice and encouragement but there is one thing none can do for you.  They can’t give you adversity. People cannot create those real circumstances, those things… Read More »