Executive Senior Leaders Should Not Lie (Update)

By | April 19, 2014

[April 20, 2014] The statement that senior leaders should not lie is rather clear … and the results of lying can be devastating to a country or community. The latest caught “fudging the numbers” is the Chicago Police Department. An investigation was conducted by Chicago Magazine and the results of Chicago’s drop in crime are an illusion because… Read More »

Executive Senior Leaders Should Not Lie

By | April 18, 2014

[April 18, 2014] Everyone knows the story of Pinocchio, the little puppet-boy who lied and his nose grew longer with each lie. Lying is a problem in our society because it breaks the bond between people and leaders. And now we have a poll just released1 that claims that most Americans believe that President Obama “lies on important issues.”… Read More »

Mental Resilience and Leadership (Part 1)

By | April 18, 2014

[April 18, 2014] Protecting people (teenagers, employees) from little stressors in life will lead to a greater downside when a tragic event occurs. By shielding people and preventing them from being tested under stressful circumstances, we are actively weakening their abilities and their resilience. Leadership demandsthat we allow those small stressors to push and pull on people so… Read More »

Mental Resilience the Old Fashioned Way

By | April 17, 2014

[April 17, 2014]  Picture just for the moment, the proverbial drill sergeant screaming into the face of a young recruit.  The purpose has always been to “toughen ‘em up” and to “get their full undivided attention.”  And of course, that is exactly what it did – both – made them more resilience against stress (mentally stronger) and also… Read More »

1965 Ford Mustang Anniversary

By | April 16, 2014

[April 16, 2014]  Yesterday while checking out of my hotel I spotted an old Ford Mustang in the parking lot.  Two older men were getting out of a car.  I told them that it was unusual to see a 1965 Mustang on the road (I owned one as a teenager, so I recognized the distinctive grille features).  Turns… Read More »