Good Leadership Means Identifying Talented Leaders

By | July 25, 2018

[July 25, 2018]  One of the advantages of long-term and successful experience as a senior leader is the acquired ability to identify and promote talented leaders.  It becomes a “calling” to find, support, and advance those junior leaders who show high potential as future leaders. “Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.”… Read More »

Not Enough Warriors in the Army: by Army Vet

By | July 24, 2018

[July 24, 2018]  Army Vet has a lot to say about the U.S. Army and how its leadership lacks the courage to train and keep real warriors. U.S. Army senior leaders and their political civilian leadership no longer have the guts to develop warriors within its ranks.  During World War II and the Korean War, being a real… Read More »

Reading List (Update): On Success

By | July 22, 2018

[July 22, 2018]  One of the very first characteristics of senior leaders highlighted here at www.theleadermaker.com was transparency.  Any leader today, in a modern world with instant communications, must be transparent in their leadership skills, their behavior, and their decision making.  Leaders must also be willing to admit the truth and seek the absolute truth because only through… Read More »

Words Matter

By | July 20, 2018

[July 20, 2018]  If there is one lesson I personally learned the hard way as a leader, it’s that words matter.  There are words that inspire and can make a leader look both gracious and intelligent.  Words matter, even a few.1 It was over a decade ago in 2007 when I was standing inside Camp War Eagle; a… Read More »

Words to Live By

By | July 19, 2018

[July 19, 2018]  It is rare for the average person to have a mentor.  It is even rarer to have a mentor who is smart enough to provide us with quality advice and guidance.  I was privileged on both counts and am lucky enough to recall some of his best words to live by. It was my understanding… Read More »

You are an Ambassador

By | July 18, 2018

[July 18, 2018]  If you are a leader in any capacity whatsoever, you represent to outsiders, others in your employment, family, religion, nationality, or in any other grouping imaginable.  When outsiders see you and listen to what you have to say, you are an ambassador to the groups to which you are affiliated. While it may not be… Read More »

Asking Good Questions

By | July 16, 2018

[July 16, 2018]  We often hear that there is no such thing as a dumb question.  Sadly, that is not true.  There are plenty of dumb and, frankly, embarrassing questions that make us look foolish and uninformed.  What a good leader knows is that there are many advantages to asking good questions. “The art and science of asking… Read More »