Heart of the Merchant

By | February 26, 2015

[February 26, 2015] As I was driving today in New York City listening to the car radio, I heard a joke about Radio Shack’s bankruptcy. It went this way, “I hate hearing about Radio Shack’s woes … where else can I get a radio-controlled toy car and new flip phone?”  There are many who predicted their downfall, including myself, and the reasons… Read More »

Leaders and Stolen Valor

By | February 25, 2015

[February 25, 2015] It was recently revealed that the U.S. Veterans Administration Secretary made false claims about his military service – specifically that he was a member of the elite U.S. Special Forces (SF).  A graduate of West Point Military Academy, Secretary Robert McDonald was never in the SF.  All leaders should take a lesson from this event. Brought to… Read More »

The Great American Race

By | February 23, 2015

[February 23, 2015] Joey Logano #22 just won the NASCAR race at the Daytona 500 in Florida while driving for the Penske Racing team in a Ford. The Daytona 500 is known as the Great American Race. Interestingly, NASCAR fans have been called the most loyal among all sports and there is an estimated 75 million fans –… Read More »

Characteristic# 86: Virtual Leadership

By | February 22, 2015

[February 22, 2015] One of the challenges many organizations have is providing virtual leadership over long-distances, especially among its most senior personnel and staffs. Organizations often have personnel and equipment scattered geographically; sometime across the globe. Senior personnel don’t always have the leadership experience and are not adept at working in complex, changing, and geographically diverse environments. The… Read More »

Profile: Richard the Lionheart

By | February 20, 2015

[February 20, 2015] An advantage in the study of great leadership is that sometimes we are provided with a historical figure and there is considerable documentation on his life. Such is the case with Richard the Lionheart, who ruled as King of England as Richard I. Born 1157, Richard earned a number of titles as a relatively young… Read More »

The U.S. Embargo on Cuba

By | February 19, 2015

[February 19, 2015] The economic embargo on Cuba by the United States is the longest economic embargo of modern times. Yet throughout its existence, the embargo has been at the center of an emotional controversy and on-going debates. Whether the embargo has been effective is questionable and may begin to ease as the U.S. President removes some limitations.… Read More »