Shaming the Professionals:  Lawyers

By | March 3, 2023

[March 3, 2023]   Scott Johnson of writes today about lawyer shaming (access his article here).  By trade, Scott is a lawyer with plenty of legal experience and understands the quirks of the legal profession. Scott takes up a progressive problem in America and elsewhere in the West that I noticed but could not untangle.  He does an… Read More »

You Want Disagreeable People around You

By | March 2, 2023

[March 2, 2023]   You want disagreeable people around you, especially if you are responsible for anything.  The reason is those who are most disagreeable will tell you what they think and are blunt about it. One of the best predictors in life is the trait of conscientiousness.  Those folks value hard work, rules, order, reliability, integrity, and structure,… Read More »

The Importance of Writing

By | March 1, 2023

[March 1, 2023]  The importance of writing cannot be understated.  The best way to improve your thinking, develop your logic, and expand your ability to function well is to learn to write.  The difficulty in learning to write is that it is time intensive. When I accept (or reject) guest articles in my leadership blog, the best ones… Read More »

Good List of Websites for Reading

By | February 28, 2023

[February 28, 2023]  My surgery is postposed, bummer!  But I’m recovering from a bad case of the disappointments.  Some of my daily favorite reading comes from these websites.  Let me know if have any to add to the list. American Greatness American Thinker Breitbart City Journal Gatestone Institute Hoover Institute Hugh Hewitt Jewish World Review Law & Liberty… Read More »

Notice:  Offline for a Week

By | February 26, 2023

[February 26, 2023]  Alas, I will be offline for a week due to a planned medical procedure that will keep me off my feet.  As regular readers of my leadership blog know, I rarely miss a day without a post.  While I will attempt to post during this week, it is unlikely.  Since I alone maintain this website,… Read More »

Being There: an essential Leadership Principle

By | February 25, 2023

[February 25, 2023]  In the Mel Brooks’ movie, Being There (1979), starring Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine, a man who has been shuttered his entire life is now free of those constraints.  Sellers’ character has never ‘been there,’ and the innocence and lack of perspective shows to make this one of the best movies from that era.  For… Read More »

U.S. Policy on Ukraine War Shifts

By | February 24, 2023

[February 24, 2023]  In an unexpected turn, U.S. President Joe Biden visited the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, to meet with Volodymyr Zelenskyy to reaffirm the U.S-Ukraine relationship and to promise additional aid.  Before this meeting, U.S. Vice President Harris declared that Russia has “committed crimes against humanity in Ukraine.”  These declarations represent a significant shift in U.S. policy on… Read More »

South Park and Meghan Markle

By | February 23, 2023

[February 23, 2023]   I couldn’t pass this bit of humor up.  Poor Meghan Markle.  Duchess of Sussex, a British royal family member, television star, rich and famous and privileged, is said to have refused to watch an episode of South Park that mocked her and her husband.  We are told she is “upset and overwhelmed” about how she… Read More »

40 Days for Life

By | February 22, 2023

[February 22, 2023]  No sane person would recommend to someone they love to have an abortion.  Abortion is wrong.  Thus, its extensive use as part of “health care” is a sign of an immature culture that values death over life.  Sadly, abortion is not just legal, but it is also vigorously celebrated.  To counter this trend,  the organization,… Read More »