Characteristic# 69: Virtue

By | August 3, 2014

[August 03, 2014] The ancient Greeks considered “virtue” to be a positive trait that represented a morally good person. The trait was valued as the foundation of a moral being. As far as traits went, virtue was whatever was most valued. Senior leaders must possess virtue; else they will not be a great leader. There is some disagreement… Read More »

“The Coward Leader”

By | August 2, 2014

[August 02, 2014] A retired U.S. Marine officer writes that there are leaders who are cowards in the workplace. In this recent article, my first reaction was … yes! … leaders that are cowards on the battlefield have no place in the military. But this was not his intent with his article. “The Coward Leader” is about moral… Read More »

What is Wrong with these Kids?

By | August 1, 2014

[August 01, 2014] Someone recently complained that today’s children are intellectually and physically lazy. The complaint is probably said by the grandmothers of every generation that has come before us; grandmothers, of course, being very smart and strong. At a commencement speech last year, the speaker told the graduates, “you’re pampered, privileged, and oversexed …”1 “Young people” spend… Read More »

An Update from Iraq

By | July 31, 2014

[July 31, 2014] The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS), as predicted, slowed its southward advance into the heart of Iraq. While many in the U.S. Department of State predicted otherwise and the thinking was Iraq was in a state of collapse, the latest update from Iraq is that ISIS is “consolidating” its gains. In short, the… Read More »

Sports Lessons: Camel Jumping

By | July 31, 2014

[July 31, 2014] Savage manliness? Perhaps not. Camel jumping in Yemen is more of an oddity than a “savage manly” sport … although there are some professional jumpers from the Azraniq tribe who would disagree. The sport does require considerable strength and agility. There is some opportunity to get hurt by a fall or by the camel kicking… Read More »

Remembering World War I in Photographs

By | July 29, 2014

[July 29, 2014] While we recall the lessons of the “Great War” and the destruction it wrought, we can also remember that it help make the United States into a global force for good. More to come in the pages of on how leadership in the war made a difference in the outcome. Here’s to remembering World… Read More »