Aljazeera America Television

By | March 7, 2014

[March 07, 2014]  While sitting here in a western airport lounge and watching CNN, I saw an advertisement for Aljazeera America television.  I wasn’t even aware of it.  After some research I see that no one is watching it, presumably because of its history as a propaganda arm of Islamic terrorism.  Is CNN showing leadership?   [Don’t forget… Read More »

The IRS and Leadership

By | March 7, 2014

[March 07, 2014]  There is a common claim today that the IRS audits people based on their political party affiliation – those claiming to be “conservative” being most likely to receive an audit.  Furthermore, the IRS is being accused of unlawful targeting of conservative groups.  If this is not true, the IRS senior leadership should be actively countering… Read More »

Core Values: Chick-fil-A

By | March 5, 2014

[March 05, 2014]  They say that snowstorm in the southern states is as rare as unsweetened tea at a church supper.  But that is what happened at the end of January (see Stuck in Atlanta Airport).  In Birmingham Alabama during this same storm, many motorists were stuck for hours on Highway 280.  To the surprise of all, a… Read More »

Small Minds at Big Universities

By | March 4, 2014

[March 04, 2014]  Recently a private citizen pledged over $10,000 to Purdue University’s school of engineering in return for naming a conference room in one of their buildings.  The plaque had God’s name on it, so Purdue removed the reference to “God” and did so without notifying the private citizen.  This is not just another example of leadership… Read More »

9th Circuit Court: American Flag Ban is Okay

By | March 3, 2014

[March 03, 2014]  When serious automobile accidents occur it usually happens when there are multiple failures involving several driver errors.  These errors are usually avoidable and involve simply not paying attention and not obeying the traffic rules.  A few days ago, a unanimous panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that it was permissible for a… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

By | March 2, 2014

[March 02, 2014]  There is no real excuse for not updating my favorites reading list, but I have been overseas for the past month and still have not returned home.  Nevertheless, despite travel and work getting in the way of reading, here is my current favorite read.  Margaret Thatcher: From Grantham to the Falklands.  Charles Moore  This authorized… Read More »

Characteristic #51: Maintain the Spiritual Health

By | March 1, 2014

[March 01, 2014]  Senior leadership is hard.  One of the most challenging things for executive leaders to do is to keep a positive work culture.  Fundamentally, organizational core values will play a key role in this work culture.  When we consider a positive work culture and core values together, we call it “spiritual health.”  This is rarely addressed… Read More »

Designer Babies?

By | February 28, 2014

[February 28, 2014]  Ongoing right now in America (and a number of European countries), is a debate about whether we should be making modifications to the DNA of embryos.  This is clearly an ethical debate versus the scientific benefits – recently technologically possible.  Debate is good but what is lacking is a clear position articulated by our country’s… Read More »

Profile: General George S. Patton

By | February 27, 2014

[February 27, 2014]  It is true that I have profiled more military flag officer leaders here than any other occupation.  The reason is fairly simple and that is their leadership is written about and studied more than any other and under circumstances that are often under the direst conditions. General Patton has been considered one of the most… Read More »