Twitter: a Lesson in Failed Leadership

By | January 15, 2021

[January 15, 2021]  Leaders around the world are starting to speak out in condemnation of Twitter’s censorship of U.S. President Trump and others they don’t agree with politically.1  This backlash is about Twitter trampling on fundamental democratic freedoms.  The leadership of Twitter has repeatedly stated that their censorship goals are only about safety and are not biased in… Read More »

Face the Danger

By | January 12, 2021

[January 12, 2021]  The world is unimaginably complex, dangerous, and unpredictable.  Events happen quickly, unexpectedly.  It can kill you.  While we want to feel we are in control, and we are in some ways, we are often not in control.  This is why we must face the danger that inevitably appears. “He who learns but does not think,… Read More »

The Rat Patrol: Lessons Not Forgotten

By | January 10, 2021

[January 10, 2021]  Sociologists tell us that culture affects perception, and perceptions drive behavior.  Some parts of our culture influence us in different ways, and some are more powerful than others.  Growing up, like so many kids, I watched television and saw something exciting and educational.  One show that I favored was The Rat Patrol (1966-1968). Starring Christopher… Read More »

5 of the Best Traits in New Army Officers

By | January 6, 2021

[January 6, 2021]  Working with great leaders brings many advantages, not all of which are directly related to learning how to think and act appropriately.  First, as an enlisted soldier and then as an officer, I was able to see leadership from two different perspectives.  In my opinion, the U.S. military is the best place to observe and… Read More »