Category Archives: Professional Development

Principles of Military Leadership  (Part 2)

By | December 22, 2021

[December 22, 2021]  Leadership is hard.  Military leadership (that applies to leaders preparing for and being in combat) is tough.  There are several famous writers on leadership (e.g., Druker, Maxwell, Bennis) who provide insight into several principles of leadership. Yesterday, I wrote Part 1 and listed many of those principles.  These “principles” are commonly found by those writing… Read More »

Principles of Military Leadership  (Part 1)

By | December 21, 2021

[December 21, 2021]  Search the Internet or read just about any book on military leadership, and you will find a wide range of “principles” of military leadership.  Of course, that a good because most of what is written stays within the classic lines of leadership.  For example, good communications and knowing your weaknesses will top most lists. Today,… Read More »

Professional Competence:  a Lesson Learned

By | December 5, 2021

[December 5, 2021]  Leaders must be sufficiently competent in their professions to survive.  High-quality leaders can perform the duties of their job with an acceptable level of quality – a combination of knowledge, judgment, and skills.  Such professional competence does not come without sacrifice. Technical competence will not assure a leader’s success since other traits are a part… Read More »