Profile:  Elizabeth Warren

By | January 22, 2020

[January 22, 2020]   “I have a plan for that.”  There is a bit of good humor in that quote.  Elizabeth Warren is a Democrat from the state of Massachusetts and says that she has a detailed, realistic plan for being president, fixing problems at the national level, and for just about anything else.  There is one big problem… Read More »

Profile:  Bernie Sanders

By | January 21, 2020

[January 21, 2020]   U.S. General George Patton was once heard to say, “Lead me, follow me, or get [the hell] out of my way.”  In a nutshell, that sums up Bernie Sanders.  Some see him as a bull in a china shop; as a crazy radical out to destroy America.  But whatever you think of him, he is… Read More »

Profiles on the 2020 U.S. Presidential Candidates

By | January 20, 2020

[January 20, 2020]  Four years ago here at theLeaderMaker.com, I wrote profiles on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (see links here and here).  Unlike other profiles you may read on political candidates for office, I will be contrasting their “character” against those elements required for successful leadership. While many traits are associated with senior leadership, a few stand… Read More »

A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep

By | January 19, 2020

[January 19, 2020]   As leaders rise through their organizations, there is a standard piece of advice that is supposed to help them.  Organizations are inherently complex and chaotic.  Thus, we are told that leaders must focus their efforts a mile wide and an inch deep. The reasoning is persuasive.  If a leader needs a greater understanding, the argument… Read More »

Top New Year’s Leadership Resolutions that will Drive Success in 2020

By | January 18, 2020

[January 18, 2020]  Now that 2020 is under way, there are many goals and resolutions you should focus on in order to drive your business forward, but it’s also important to remember that successful leaders know how to prioritize their objectives – which ones deserve their attention right now, and which ones they can push back. Needless to… Read More »

Reading List (Update):  on Life’s Meaning

By | January 16, 2020

[January 16, 2020]  A number of my blog’s readers have graciously recommended several beautiful books for highlighting.  Thank you, and please continue to email or post those recommendations in the comments section.  I’ll do my best to select some of the more informative works.  There are some of those recommended that are popular, usually from high-level politicians or… Read More »

Iran Learns Unintended Consequences of Lying

By | January 14, 2020

[January 14, 2020]  “Death to the Dictator” was the chant from Iranians after demonstrations that broke out at several Tehran universities.1  These political problems come in the aftermath of Iran’s leaders adamantly denying involvement in the crash of a civilian passenger airplane.  For three days, Iran blamed the plane’s crash on an engine malfunction.  What the leaders learned… Read More »