A Modern Leader’s Guide to Organizational Transparency

By | December 26, 2020

[December 26, 2020]  Organizational transparency is critical in the workplace. It builds trust with employees, boosts their productivity, and minimizes misunderstandings. Yet, many employers neglect it. According to the American Psychological Association, only 50% of employees believe that their employers are open with them. Here is a brief guide to workplace transparency. Encourage Employee Transparency Start by setting… Read More »

Importance of investing in Leadership Development Program

By | December 23, 2020

[December 24, 2020]  “The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on Leadership Development.” – John C. Maxwell. It is no surprise that everyone from Boomers to Gen Z; employees of different generation want to get better at leadership skills. LinkedIn Learning’s 2020 Workplace Learning Report found that leaders in learning and development, identified leadership and… Read More »

Leader Don’ts #7:  Fear Success in Others

By | December 22, 2020

[December 22, 2020]  Like many who grow up regularly competing in sports, we often experience the thrill of victory and “the agony of defeat.”  Competition in the world of sports habitually means competing with our fellow teammates, not just the other team.  Fortunately, we quickly learn about sportsmanship and are rarely threatened by the success of others. But,… Read More »

The Somme: a Safe Place on the Western Front?

By | December 21, 2020

[December 21, 2020]  I never was a big fan of watching television or going to the movies.  To me, it was a waste of time.  However, readers of my leadership blog will note that I occasionally refer to films because of their value in understanding leadership.  One such documentary, The Somme (2005), is one of them. Are movies… Read More »

Christmas in World War II (the Battlefields)

By | December 20, 2020

[December 20, 2020]  World War II was the largest and most destructive war ever.  It was a time of great upheaval, chaos, and death.  However, the war was also a time that saw America’s traditions carried forward onto the battlefields, the hospitals, and homes.  Christmas in WWII was given special attention. Our troops did their best to celebrate… Read More »

Leadership and Raking Leaves

By | December 19, 2020

[December 19, 2020]  One of my early attempts at earning money also involved, unintentionally, filling the role of team leader.  Two of my friends and I decided to “make some quarters” by raking up our neighbors’ leaves.  I look back to that time, see my ignorance, and chuckle.  But there were lessons to learn, and I did indeed… Read More »

Political Leadership: Allen West

By | December 18, 2020

[December 18, 2020]  There is an old idea about great leadership I keep thinking about; it is most fitting applied to Allen West.  You may forget what a great leader said, but you will never forget how that leader made you feel.  Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and Congressman Allen West is a steadfast Republican, American Patriot, family… Read More »