The Best Leaders are Courteous

By | December 29, 2018

[December 29, 2018]  The Boy Scout Law has 12 values that each scout swears to each day.  The 5th one is courteous.  Since the beginnings of humankind began, it has been a basic understanding that to get along with others, earn their respect, and be free of mind; then one must be courteous to all. “The true greatness… Read More »

Leadership Means being at the Tip of the Spear

By | December 28, 2018

[December 28, 2018]  No one wants to get into ugly controversies.  I know of no one who does.  But leadership means being at the tip of the spear and consciously deciding to make difficult choices; even when the popular mood advises against it. “We take and must continue to take morally hazardous actions to preserve our civilization.” –… Read More »

The New York City Exodus

By | December 26, 2018

[December 26, 2018]  Like me, many of my close friends over the recent past moved out of New York City.  The exodus of middle-class citizens was once taken as a myth perpetrated by those who were viewed as the “less sophisticated and the dull” that couldn’t or wouldn’t appreciate what the city was all about. With a city… Read More »

Who was the True Saint Nicholas?

By | December 25, 2018

[December 25, 2018]  Leadership comes in many forms and we can learn from them all; including those that are legends.  The story of Saint Nicholas is one of those legends that has influenced people throughout history and still does today.  So, who was the true Saint Nicholas? One of the many themes here in is that leadership… Read More »

How to Build Your Leadership Skills

By | December 22, 2018

[December 22, 2018]  An effective leader is one who develops plans and shepherds their team through their project plan, more often than not achieving their objectives. However, that is what a good manager does, too. To be more than just effective, you need a mix of cultivated skills and behaviors to truly lead your team. Leaders do more… Read More »

U.S. Invades Panama: December 20, 1989

By | December 20, 2018

[December 20, 2018]  A recurring theme in successful military strategies has always been that war should be in that nation’s interests, quick and decisive, and justified on moral grounds.  Now in the history books that the U.S. invades Panama in 1989, it should have been a predictable result of U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s strategically poor decision to hand… Read More »