The Green Book: AVAILABLE for Download

By | December 31, 2013

[December 31, 2013]  As a small gift for my readers, I have compiled “The Green Book on Senior Executive Leadership (2013 Edition).”  It includes characteristics of senior leaders developed during this year. DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE: The Green Book on Senior Executive Leadership (2013 Edition) – approximate size is 1.4 kb.  Or click on the image. The format is PDF… Read More »

Building a Senior Leader Philosophy

By | December 30, 2013

[December 30, 2013]  In an earlier blog entitled A Leadership Philosophy, it was proposed that the main purpose of this philosophy was to “help guide and focus the work” of employees.  Placing the philosophy in writing and where everyone can see it, helps keep employees and the leader “on track and headed toward achieving [organizational] goals, missions, and… Read More »

“Guest Article Guide” PAGE is New

By | December 29, 2013

[December 29, 2013] NEW: Just added another new “page” to the blog. This one provides an invitation to and guidelines for submitting a guest article on leadership. See the tab “THE GUEST ARTICLE GUIDE (NEW).” If you cannot find the new tab, then you can click on the link HERE to go directly to the page. I highly… Read More »

Leadership Means to Teach, Coach, and Mentor

By | December 28, 2013

[December 28, 2013]  Teaching, coaching, and mentoring are some of the fundamental traits of a leader.  It is commonplace to find articles on the subject and organizational programs demanding it. Yet, there is some confusion over the concepts.  The confusion stems from the fact that the concepts are overlapping and are used differently according to organizational culture.  In… Read More »

Phobias and Leadership

By | December 27, 2013

[December 27, 2013]  Phobias are unusual for a leadership topic.  Yet, people do have fears (e.g., speaking in public, heights, falling) and it can in some cases affect job performance and threaten organizational missions.  Hidden phobias can be especially difficult to uncover and resolve. On several occasions I ran across Soldiers who had a phobia that caused problems… Read More »

Fake Workplace Victimization

By | December 26, 2013

[December 26, 2013]  An undeniable trend, since it’s origins in the 1960s, has been both the emergence of the international politics of cultural victimization (e.g., the Palestinian issue) and American fake victimization.  Senior executive leaders are already aware of these fake victimization trends in the workplace and are struggling to address them professionally. There is no denying that… Read More »

Merry Christmas

By | December 25, 2013

[December 25, 2013]  Best wishes to all on a traditional Christian holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary as a fulfillment of the Old Testament’s Messianic prophecy.  In Luke 2:7 it states Mary “wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was… Read More »

Characteristic #42: Great Communicator (Part 3)

By | December 24, 2013

[December 24, 2013]  In Part 1 and 2 of this series on great communicators, the idea that people skills, passion, and credibility are vital to successful communications was proposed. In this final Part 3, the discussion will be on clarity and listening ability as another two of these five factors.  The others are discussed here and here. As… Read More »