What is Wrong with these Kids?

By | August 1, 2014

[August 01, 2014] Someone recently complained that today’s children are intellectually and physically lazy. The complaint is probably said by the grandmothers of every generation that has come before us; grandmothers, of course, being very smart and strong. At a commencement speech last year, the speaker told the graduates, “you’re pampered, privileged, and oversexed …”1 “Young people” spend… Read More »

An Update from Iraq

By | July 31, 2014

[July 31, 2014] The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS), as predicted, slowed its southward advance into the heart of Iraq. While many in the U.S. Department of State predicted otherwise and the thinking was Iraq was in a state of collapse, the latest update from Iraq is that ISIS is “consolidating” its gains. In short, the… Read More »

Sports Lessons: Camel Jumping

By | July 31, 2014

[July 31, 2014] Savage manliness? Perhaps not. Camel jumping in Yemen is more of an oddity than a “savage manly” sport … although there are some professional jumpers from the Azraniq tribe who would disagree. The sport does require considerable strength and agility. There is some opportunity to get hurt by a fall or by the camel kicking… Read More »

Remembering World War I in Photographs

By | July 29, 2014

[July 29, 2014] While we recall the lessons of the “Great War” and the destruction it wrought, we can also remember that it help make the United States into a global force for good. More to come in the pages of theLeaderMaker.com on how leadership in the war made a difference in the outcome. Here’s to remembering World… Read More »

Remembering World War I

By | July 29, 2014

[July 29, 2014] Recognition began last night began of the 100th Anniversary of World War I. In Europe and American, there are many events and tours of the battlefields planned. This is good news because it provides leaders the opportunity to tell of the horrors, the sacrifice, and the heroism of the war. It also provides the world… Read More »

The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism

By | July 28, 2014

[July 28, 2014] Social media and news organizations are reporting on and sometimes participating in an increasing chorus of anti-Semitism. Largely a Middle Eastern and European event, we have seen it also in New York City and other large places globally. The country of Turkey is the latest to push the extremes of the rising tide of anti-Semitism.… Read More »