Weak Leaders Create Hard Times

By | March 20, 2021

[March 20, 2021]  There is an old saying by John D. Rockefeller that good leadership shows average people how to do the work of superior people.  He was right.  Conversely, weak leaders are those that cannot get their mission accomplished.  The result is hard times. We’ve all witnessed this problem of weak leadership. My first assignment as a… Read More »

Preparation for Manhood (Part 2)

By | March 19, 2021

[March 19, 2021]  In yesterday’s article, I wrote about a brewing but hidden crisis in America. This crisis is the flabby, cowardly, cynical American men who are failing at their societal roles.  While many deny the problem, it is self-evident that men and young boys are no longer preparing for responsible manhood. What can we do about the… Read More »

Preparation for Manhood (Part 1)

By | March 18, 2021

[March 18, 2021]  In America, there is a crisis brewing, and it is not about immigration, racism/sexism, or social injustice.  This crisis has to do with the American male.  On average, he is flabby, cowardly, cynical, effete, and dumb; and women see men as wretchedly pathetic.  It is no wonder so many women are avoiding marriage. A solution… Read More »

Why so Many Leaders are Jerks?

By | March 16, 2021

[March 16, 2021]  In a Politico magazine article last week, author John Harris had an interesting take on why so many leaders are jerks.  I always wondered that myself.  Leaders are supposed to be likable – at least those leaders in Western nations.  The question we should be asking ourselves, according to Mr. Harris, is why so many… Read More »

Weak Leadership Always Backfires

By | March 15, 2021

[March 15, 2021]  The historical evidence is in, and it is unequivocal.  Weak leadership inevitably produces  criticism against whatever it produces.  In the examination of weak leaders – from the military to politics – we see an emerging pattern.  Weak leadership always backfires. Weak leaders such as British PM Neville Chamberlain and French PM Édouard Daladier, signers of… Read More »

The False Hero

By | March 14, 2021

[March 14, 2021]  The story of Cinderella is a well-known folk tale about cruelty and triumph.  A young woman, Cinderella, is living in appalling circumstances when suddenly her fortune changes but not without one big problem.  Cinderella’s two stepsisters are an obstacle when they try to subvert the prince, looking for the one who fits the glass slipper. … Read More »

How to Develop Leadership Skills without a Leadership Position

By | March 13, 2021

[March 13, 2021]  Nowadays, the majority of job listings ask for “strong leadership skills” in job applicants, even for a non-management position. How can you develop leadership qualities while not working in a leadership position? You never know when the opportunity to lead may pop up in your career, so one must always be prepared for the task… Read More »

Taking the Guidon

By | March 11, 2021

[March 11, 2021]  Guys my age grew up on old Western movies.  The plots were usually the same; a wagon train headed West gets attacked by Indians, and the U.S. Army Cavalry comes to the rescue.  There was plenty of action as the cavalry chases off the attackers.  Always present with the troopers was the red and white… Read More »