Let’s Go Bingo

By | November 1, 2021

[November 1, 2021]  The title of today’s leadership article, “Let’s Go Bingo,” requires explanation. You’re right in assuming that “Bingo” fills the same place as “Brandon” in the more familiar slogan of today.  Bingo is a child’s song; however, in this case, it’s also the nickname of one bad dude, known as “Bingo the Thief.” Long before I’d… Read More »

Martin Luther, the Catholic Priest

By | October 31, 2021

[October 31, 2021]  There will be a time when you must step up and be the target.  Martin Luther, a Catholic Priest, nails 95 theses to the Castle Catholic Church door at Wittenburg, Germany, on this date, October 31, 1517. The Catholic Church was raising money to renovate St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  One of the ways they… Read More »

Beginners Essential Guide to Executive Coaching

By | October 30, 2021

[October 30, 2021]  Executive coaching is a professional development activity that can be beneficial for both leaders and their employees. If you’re considering hiring an executive coach for your organization, you’ll want to learn more about what they do and how they can help. What is Executive Coaching? Executive coaching is a professional development activity that helps leaders… Read More »

On Being Thick-Skinned

By | October 28, 2021

[October 28, 2021]  A well-known characteristic of great leaders is a thick-skinned personality. This is only possible when the leader is one that possesses extensive, broadly-based, and relevant experiences. Yet, this does not necessarily mean the leader is arrogant or uncaring. In the best of leaders, being thick-skinned means also being humble and optimistic. Being thick skinned means… Read More »

Building a Learning Culture

By | October 26, 2021

[October 26, 2021]  One of the many surprises that I encountered as a military flag officer was the number of uneducated civilians working in their chosen field.  By uneducated, I don’t mean they lacked a formal college degree, but they had stopped their education in any meaningful way. They must have figured that all they needed was to… Read More »

Woke U.S. Military Recruiting Ads

By | October 25, 2021

[October 25, 2021]  Several months ago (yes, I’m late coming to this topic), the U.S. Army and Russia came out each with radically different military recruiting ads.  The contrast is telling. In the new U.S. army ad, begins with “… a little girl raised by two moms,” the narrator says, “Although I had a fairly typical childhood, took… Read More »

Book Signing Success

By | October 25, 2021

[October 25, 2021]  This past Saturday, I conducted a book signing at a local restaurant, the beautiful Historic Smithville Inn.  Thanks to owner Tony Coppola for granting permission for and hosting this event.  My wife and I had a great time and met many new people, several veterans, and saw many friends and neighbors. The event’s success is… Read More »

Self-Awareness and Success

By | October 24, 2021

[October 24, 2021]  For the past several weeks, I’ve put extra emphasis on the importance of character in leadership. Today’s article is no exception.  But I would like to take a different twist and discuss how crucial self-awareness is for personal growth and success with others. Leadership today involves navigating some of the most difficult situations without any… Read More »