Motivation Secrets to Inspire Others

By | February 17, 2019

[February 17, 2019]  As a leader, it is your job to motivate people and lead them towards success. Understanding what drives them exactly in the long-term and meeting those needs is the key to make all the parties involved happy and ensure a pleasant experience which will result in achieving any goal successfully. However, how to effectively motivate… Read More »

Six Essential Tools for Perfect Leaders

By | February 16, 2019

[February 16, 2019]  The ability to lead a team is one of the most in-demand skills in the modern business marketplace. At the same time, though, leadership has changed drastically in recent years and today’s leaders find themselves dealing with new trends like remote working and the gig economy. The good news is that help is on hand,… Read More »

When Military Leaders Fail, People Die

By | February 14, 2019

[February 14, 2019]  Criticizing military leaders for their failures is not something I write about lightly.  But, as all who have “been there and done that,” know that criticizing can have a meaningful and positive impact.  The reason that thoughtful criticism is necessary is that people die when military leadership fails. One good thing about U.S. military leaders… Read More »

Leader Trends: Do We Encourage Cheating?

By | February 13, 2019

[February 13, 2019]  The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York has an honor code1 that goes back to its founding in 1802.  It reads, “A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do.”  However today, cheating is not only encouraged, but anyone who doesn’t cheat is considered old-fashioned and obsessive. “I would… Read More »

Balanced Leadership

By | February 12, 2019

[February 12, 2019]  Dealing with children can be an amazing experience; one filled with new things, high energy, and interesting challenges.  Observing children at play with their peers opens new windows into the importance of how children progress to be likable youngsters.  Their efforts are not that different from a balanced leader; one who seeks the right attitude… Read More »

Leadership? France’s Yellow Vest Movement

By | February 10, 2019

[February 10, 2019]  I’ve been remiss of late by not writing about France’s Yellow Vest movement.  Mouvement des gilets jaunes is a populist, political movement for economic justice that began in France last November.  It is of interest to those of us who study leadership that there is no visible leadership in the movement. The movement began, like… Read More »

Don’t Mistake Kindness with Goodness

By | February 9, 2019

[February 9, 2019]  There are plenty of practical lessons for leaders to consider in their journey to better understanding people.  Goodness is one of those universally desirable attributes that indicate that this is a person who is trustworthy.  However, judging people by their kind acts can be misleading if you’re looking for goodness.  Some folks display a façade… Read More »