Knowing What Really Matters

By | November 2, 2014

[November 02, 2014] Early lessons in leadership begin when we are children. That’s right … learning leadership skills begins early and develops over the course of our lives. For those of us who manage to stay “in the game” of leadership, we continue to improve on those skills as we age; getting better each time we learn something… Read More »

Leader Wall of Failure and Success

By | November 1, 2014

[November 01, 2014] Politicians say the darnest things. In only three days the United States has all its House of Representatives and one-third of its Senators are up for election. It makes you want to give up watching television or reading the newspaper with all the advertisements. Yet if we did, one would be missing some really attention-getting quotes.… Read More »

San Francisco Giants Win World Series

By | October 31, 2014

[October 31, 2014] The San Francisco Giants deserve the accolades that come with winning Major League Baseball’s championship series. Congratulations to the Giants! Tucked in behind the win is great leadership ensuring that the “heart of the game” was never lost. Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy has been a key part of the leadership since 2006 and is the… Read More »

Profile: Martin Luther King, Jr.

By | October 30, 2014

[October 30, 2014] When we look back on the 20th Century United States history, we see many great figures. There were those in politics and the military that shepherded us through two great wars and a number of other major conflicts. There were those in science who lead us forward in medicine, physics, engineering, and chemistry. And, while… Read More »

Questioning Leadership

By | October 29, 2014

[October 29, 2014] An American tradition, one that has historically set the citizens of the United States apart from their European ancestors, is the questioning of their leadership. It is not a sign of disrespect but one of a healthy debate about right versus wrong. Political, military, and business leaders are challenged on their decisions and even their… Read More »

Turning Conventional Logic Around

By | October 28, 2014

[October 28, 2014] Explanations on why so many people are attracted to extremist and terrorist organizations have been advanced by Western civilians for decades. The usual explanation is they are recruited to extremism due to poverty and if we were only to provide them with a safety net and means to live our citizens would not be attracted… Read More »

Is “Tending the Herd” Good Leadership?

By | October 25, 2014

[October 24, 2014] A common tendency of many large bureaucratic organizations is to sputter along, avoiding controversy and dodging problems whenever possible. I call this method “tending the herd.” The British call it “muddling through;” where organizations and people just continue doing what they were doing, often despite any difficulties or confusion around them. There is value in… Read More »