What Small Business Leaders Can Learn From Steve Jobs

By | February 2, 2019

Description: Steve Jobs changed how the world interacts with technology. Here are a few of the business philosophies that helped him do it. Steve Jobs was a legendary industrialist. His achievements are what most businessmen only dream of. He was a self-made billionaire. Yes, with a “B.” He was ranked #17 amongst the most powerful people, according to… Read More »

Leaders Don’t Guess

By | February 1, 2019

[February 1, 2019]  There’s a kid’s guessing game that is old as humans have been on this Earth.  It involves one child holding something in one hand and asking another which hand holds the object.  It’s a simple guessing game.  Or is it?  Unlike the average child who gets to chose randomly, leaders don’t guess. I used to… Read More »

Leaders Connect the Dots

By | January 31, 2019

[January 31, 2019]  After watching a video of an army armored Task Force get “destroyed” during wargames at Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC), I promised my soldiers that would not happen to them.  It became evident during the briefing that a previous unit’s Commander had failed to connect the dots from the bits of Intelligence on the… Read More »

Real Leaders Show Gratitude & Appreciation

By | January 30, 2019

[January 30, 2019]  A few years ago I found my very first Platoon Leader on a military website.  He had pinned mosquito wings (Private E-2) onto my collar while stationed in Siegelsbach, West Germany and given me some much-needed assistance and advice.  I was able to show gratitude and appreciation for his help by thanking him. “Gratitude is… Read More »

Leadership Lesson: no Lie can Live Forever

By | January 29, 2019

[January 29, 2019]  In 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke before a large crowd in Selma, Alabama where he said: “no lie can live forever.”1  The speech marked a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement that was to force American politicians to accept that all citizens had the right to vote finally.  At the heart of MLK’s… Read More »

9 Essential Leadership Skills For The Workplace Of Tomorrow

By | January 27, 2019

[January 27, 2019]  The thoughts on what leadership represents and which personality traits and skills make an individual a good, trustworthy leader have significantly changed throughout human history. In this time and day, an idea of a leader as a person who merely stands on top giving out orders is seriously outdated. Developing the leaders of tomorrow will… Read More »

‘Forget about it’ … more Bad Advice

By | January 26, 2019

[January 26, 2019]  In 2007, on my first trip to Brooklyn, New York, I saw a huge traffic sign that read, “Fuhgeddaboudit.”  I thought to myself that it was strange to have an unintelligible word so prominently displayed in this famous city.  Fuhgeddaboudit (i.e., forget about it) is a quote from television character Ralph Kramden of 1955-56 The… Read More »