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 »