Special Guest Blogging this Weekend

By | November 30, 2018

[November 30, 2018]  Hi readers!  This weekend, I have a special treat.  Readers of my leadership website know that I regularly accept guest blogging.  I do this to add a little flair and change the scenery.  We’ve read some really good ones; some better than what you typically find out on the Web. Please take time to read… Read More »

Leader Use of Coded Language

By | November 28, 2018

[November 28, 2018]  Many years ago I was writing one of my first evaluations of a junior officer.  Before I started, my boss gave me some advice; “Don’t use words that are overtly critical.  Use ‘bland’ language.  We will know what it means.”  In other words, in the military we use coded language that says one thing but… Read More »

Real Leaders create Goodwill

By | November 26, 2018

[November 26, 2018]  With the upcoming holiday season and the time of giving, I thought it appropriate to once again address the topic that real leaders create goodwill.  They create it year round.  The benefits are well known and it typically takes little effort to make it happen. The benefits for a leader are straightforward.  Goodwill encourages loyalty,… Read More »

Writing Training Handouts and Presentations in Plain English

By | November 25, 2018

[November 25, 2018]  When writing for an audience with diverse backgrounds, it is important to write in plain English so that the training is not lost on learners with low levels of English, prior learning and/or formal education. Writing in plain English can be challenging especially for highly educated trainers. However, there are a few tips and techniques… Read More »

Who Were the Cambridge Five?

By | November 23, 2018

[November 16, 2018]  It has been said that any war that is undertaken by a nation, cannot be won without spies.  Spies provide us with an in-depth understanding of the enemy and allow us to ferret out how the enemy attacks us covertly.  Today, I’ll highlight a small group of spies that penetrated the interworkings of British intelligence… Read More »