The Military Senior Enlisted Adviser

By | January 31, 2020

[January 31, 2020]  Leadership requires a joint-cooperative effort between the person in charge and those that are responsible for that leader’s success.  In the U.S. military, there are positions occupied by the most senior enlisted service member that acts as an adviser to the commanding officer.  A senior enlisted adviser (SEA) fulfills the role of coach, mentor, and… Read More »

There is No Middle Ground

By | January 30, 2020

[January 30, 2020]  One of the benefits of the study of leadership is the hunt for ideas that make us think.  The “hunt” itself carries great value; like the hunt for discoveries, we find it immensely satisfying.  Recent remarks by Dr. Gary Saul Morson takes on the ideas of Lenin and Lenin’s method of thinking.  He calls it… Read More »

Profiles: Amy Klobuchar

By | January 29, 2020

[January 29, 2020]  Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has a good track record of serving her constituents in her state.  As a Democrat, she follows the party line on nearly every major issue.  She has one characteristic that stands out and that is she is demanding of her staff and those around her.  This no-nonsense approach has served her… Read More »

British General John Burgoyne on Strategy

By | January 28, 2020

[January 28, 2020]  When things go wrong, they can really go wrong.  John Burgoyne was a British General during the American Revolutionary War.  Burgoyne devised an intriguing strategy to split away New England from the rest of the colonies by moving his army south from Canada.  However, the link-up with a larger British force in New York City… Read More »

Auschwitz is Liberated: January 27, 1945

By | January 27, 2020

[January 27, 2020]  It’s hard to imagine today that 75 years ago, a Nazi concentration camp called Auschwitz is liberated by the Soviet army.  What is impossible to believe is the horror of these death camps, that humans could be so evil, and that today people still deny it ever happened.  Leadership means rallying people to a cause… Read More »

The New Coronavirus and Chinese Censorship

By | January 26, 2020

[January 26, 2020]  The new Coronavirus began to spread faster than determined Chinese censorship could hide it.  A theme promoted on this leadership blog is that when senior leaders fail, people suffer the consequences.  Another theme is that socialism and communism are ideologies that restrict the free flow of people, information, and ideas.  This new virus began in… Read More »

Profile:  Michael Bloomberg

By | January 25, 2020

[January 25, 2020]  Michael Bloomberg is an exceptional businessman who moved into politics and leveraged his business acumen to advance the interests of New York City as mayor.  He also has an enormous net worth that vastly exceeds that of Donald Trump.  Late last year, seeing a field of weak Democrat Party candidates, he decided to jump into… Read More »

Profile:  Pete Buttigieg

By | January 24, 2020

[January 24, 2020]  “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg is being called a moderate Democrat presidential candidate that will heal our nation’s divides.   At 37 years old, he has little experience, but he possesses some of the checklist requirements of political progressives.  He is a Rhodes Scholar, son of an immigrant, is the current mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and is… Read More »

Profile:  Joe Biden

By | January 23, 2020

[January 23, 2020]  “Uncle Joe,” “Quid Pro Joe,” and “Sleepy Joe” are just a few of the nicknames recently hurled Joe Biden’s way.  These tell a story, one that I will retell here with Joe Biden’s character. Joe Biden was one of the youngest ever to win a U.S. Senate race and later became Vice President of the… Read More »