Category Archives: Professional Development

Political Leadership:  Charlie Kirk

By | July 27, 2021

[July 27, 2021]  Charlie Kirk is a conservative political commentator, author, and radio talk show host.  He founded Turning Point USA1 and is its executive director.  Charlie Kirk is an example of young people today pushing back on political extremism based on neo-Marist ideology and the political system that promotes anti-Americanism.  In doing so, he shows us passionate… Read More »

Leader Advice: Keep a Bullet in the Chamber

By | March 10, 2021

[March 10, 2021]  “When you’re about to go into combat, you do what you gotta do.  Expect the unexpected and ready yourself.”  Sitting on Jonny Hancock’s porch sipping whiskey and smoking cigars, we had a conversation like no other.  Jonny was giving me some leadership advice, ‘keep a bullet in the chamber [of your rifle],’ he said.  In… Read More »

A Guide to Delegating Your Authority (Part 1)

By | January 28, 2021

[January 28, 2021]  My first evaluation as an Infantry Company Commander said that I was ‘resistant to delegating authority.’  It was an insult, in my mind anyway, and an embarrassment as well.  I knew that the art of leadership is not about ordering people around but finding the right people, delegating tasks to them, and giving them the… Read More »