The Real Labor Day 2018

By | September 3, 2018

[September 3, 2018]  In the United States, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers.  Like all successful nations, the U.S. built its foundation on Christianity and Capitalism.  Despite the hardships of many, we recognize their hard work and patriotism.  Ultimately this is why Labor Day was created. Whether it is a farm laborer,… Read More »

Happy 5th Anniversary: theLeaderMaker

By | September 3, 2018

[September 3, 2018]  Happy “5th” Anniversary to! As everyone knows who regularly reads my leader blog, I post daily on a topic of significance to those interested in improving their leadership skills.  Never is there a shortage of topics.  I still get suggestions from readers.  Please continue to push them my way. Of some interest is a… Read More »

Clearing the Spindle: Political Incorrectness

By | September 2, 2018

[September 2, 2018]  A quick reminder that this clearing the spindle article, like the few I posted in the past, is about things I couldn’t get to in detail during the week.  Today, I focus on the growing political incorrectness that is emerging in Western culture. U.S. Senator John McCain dies and deserves our respect.  Mark Twain once… Read More »

Leadership Toolbox: Best Practices

By | September 1, 2018

[September 1, 2018]  All serious leaders are relentlessly looking for ways to improve their ability in bringing people together for a common goal.  One technique I’ve found valuable is the use of documented best practices. “Companies that model best practices, that model the most upstanding principles, end up as the most profitable.  It’s not a trade of profits… Read More »

Join the Army, Smoke a Joint: by Army Vet

By | August 31, 2018

[August 31, 2018]  Army Vet writes today about how the Secretary of the U.S. Army is considering a change in regulations to allow those who smoked marijuana into the army. Join the Army, Smoke a Joint!  It’s only a matter of time before the “pussy” senior leadership of the proud United States Army (the one that kicked butt… Read More »

Hero: Airman John Chapman

By | August 29, 2018

[August 29, 2018]  I noted this before but it is worth saying again; I don’t highlight the deeds of heroes as much as I should.  When we compare ourselves to their lives, we often come out lacking in some way.  Today, I’ll be drawing attention to U.S. Airman Tech Sergeant John Chapman whose deeds in Afghanistan posthumously won… Read More »

Gatekeepers and their Power

By | August 28, 2018

[August 28, 2018]  There’s a recent book published by Random House LLC., called The Gatekeepers (2017) by Chris Whipple.  The author focuses on the role of the U.S. White House Chiefs of Staffs’ position and documents how those who have occupied this staff title have exercised great power in deciding the agenda for America. Having been in the… Read More »

The Hundred Flowers Campaign & Leader Deceit

By | August 27, 2018

[August 27, 2018]  If there is one fear a good leader has it’s that deceit must be recognized for what it is and confronted.  Unsurprisingly, there are leaders who would use deceit to further their own selfish ends.  For example, in 1956 China the travesty of deceit was used in their Hundred Flowers Campaign to root out intellectuals… Read More »