Leaders, Admit Mistakes … Quickly

By | May 29, 2014

[May 29, 2014] The general rule of leadership is to own up to any mistake you make and do so promptly. In particular, this is true for senior executive leaders. Reasons for admitting your mistakes are many and will be listed here. Exemptions, however, for not admitting a mistake are exceedingly rare. One unfortunate exemption to admitting ones… Read More »

Comments from Readers

By | May 28, 2014

[May 28, 2014] A number of readers have had trouble making their comments seen. The reason is that I’m using a spam filter that removes comments that the reader has not signed-up for posting. At the end of each article is a place to sign-up. It’s easy and no information obtained will be distributed to anyone, period. Your… Read More »

Leadership Lessons from a Movie?

By | May 28, 2014

[May 28, 2014] If you want to learn lessons in leadership, don’t watch a movie. That has always been my advice to young leaders. In other words, leadership is learned from relevant, practical experience, not from the comfort of your sofa, observing it from afar. I will admit however, there are a few gems of leadership buried elsewhere… Read More »

Leadership in the Space Frontier

By | May 27, 2014

[May 27, 2014] As a kid who loved all things related to science, I was enthralled with the X-15 experimental rocket aircraft of the 1950s and 60s. Somewhere in the attic is the plastic model I built around the time I started grade school. The engineers who designed and the test pilots who flew these aircraft were leaders… Read More »

News Media: A Positive Update

By | May 25, 2014

[May 25, 2014] I’ve written a number of times proposing that the news media in America is in decline; its leadership more interested in aligning with certain political views than the news and a disinterested in exposing corruption, hypocrisy, and scandal – its traditional mission. There is a glimmer of hope. There are journalists who are willing to… Read More »

Italian Futurism, Fascism, and Leadership

By | May 25, 2014

[May 25, 2014] A little known artistic movement out of Italy in the early 20th Century gave rise to some of the best known paintings and artistic expression in the modern world. “Italian Futurism” was founded on the dynamic leadership of Italian intellectual Filippo Marinetti who lead it for 35 years. The study of this movement is important… Read More »

The Frugal Leader

By | May 24, 2014

[May 24, 2014] Leaders who use their resources wisely are those that are also the most revered by their followers. Mahatma Gandhi is of course the epitome of a frugal leader; who as a worldwide respected leader of his people was able to accomplish many good things. Successful leaders are those that minimize waste, eliminate misuse, and use… Read More »