“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 »

Characteristic #42: Great Communicator (Part 2)

By | December 23, 2013

[December 23, 2013]  In Part 1 of this 3-part series on great communicators, the idea that people skills are crucial to successful communications was proposed.  Any cursory reading on communications will concentrate on people skills as a major factor in a great leader’s communication success. In Part 2, this discussion will focus on both passion and credibility as… Read More »

Characteristic #42: Great Communicator (Part 1)

By | December 22, 2013

[December 22, 2013]  Undoubtedly, when the most well-known and greatest leaders are discussed, their ability to communicate sets them apart.  The best senior executive leaders are also the greatest communicators. Leaders must have vision.  However, without the ability to articulate that vision effectively, the leader’s ability to see the future would be wasted. Due to its importance, the… Read More »