Leaders Admit Mistakes Quickly (an Example)

By | June 18, 2014

[June 18, 2014] A common practice in leadership is to spend time learning from the mistakes, errors, and omissions of others. Senior leader mistakes should be studied very closely because of the value it brings to our development. Now comes news that the IRS “lost” emails that stem from allegations of IRS target political enemies. A basic rule… Read More »

Leaders are Decisive

By | June 18, 2014

[June 18, 2014] In June of 1944 General Eisenhower made the final decision for the invasion of German-occupied France. This was the key event that led to the unraveling of Hitler’s European empire. Eisenhower’s command to go ashore in Normandy France has been called many things; but it cannot be said it was not decisive. It is a… Read More »

Leadership Requires Practice

By | June 17, 2014

[June 17, 2014] Practicing leadership skills is not something we normally think about when it comes to improving our leader talents. Athletes, target shooters, musicians, Army tank crews, etc., all have scheduled practice sessions designed to improve their performance. But, what about leaders, do they practice their trade? Yes, leadership requires practice … however, maybe not in a… Read More »

Sports Lessons: Brooklyn Rugby Team

By | June 17, 2014

[June 17, 2014] Today, I will start a series that uses sports lessons to teach us leadership. As noted many times here on theLeaderMaker.com, there is much to learn from participating and observing sports events. There are also cultural variations that make it that much more interesting, and frankly, more entertaining. The new Brooklyn rugby team will be… Read More »

Characteristic# 63: Employing Wisdom

By | June 16, 2014

[June 16, 2014] When most of us think of those who are employing wisdom, we typically think of “old people”. Presumably this is because wisdom is the ability to make good judgments based on knowledge, experience, reasoning, and insight. Successful senior leaders are able to employ wisdom because they have the relevant experiences to discern good from bad.… Read More »

Iraq’s Senior Leadership Contrast

By | June 15, 2014

[June 15, 2014] The two senior leaders could not be more different. Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and ISIS’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi are two sides of a very long and often brutal clash within the Muslim faith. It is not surprising then, that Iraq’s senior leadership contrast will overshadow the final confrontation. This will be a conflict… Read More »

Flag Day 2014

By | June 14, 2014

[June 14, 2014] Flag Day 2014. If a person ever had a split second to do something great, it would be a moment we certainly would never forget. That was the case in 1976 during a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rick Monday, the Cubs’ center fielder, rescued the American flag seconds… Read More »