Category Archives: Professional Development

When Military Leaders Fail, People Die

By | February 14, 2019

[February 14, 2019]  Criticizing military leaders for their failures is not something I write about lightly.  But, as all who have “been there and done that,” know that criticizing can have a meaningful and positive impact.  The reason that thoughtful criticism is necessary is that people die when military leadership fails. One good thing about U.S. military leaders… Read More »

This is Why the Patriots won the Super Bowl

By | February 5, 2019

[February 5, 2019]  It’s been said that leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.  While life and sports are about doing exactly this, only those who are best organized can actually succeed.  Sunday evening, the New England Patriots won Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams in a tough game: scoring 13 – 3. Sports… Read More »

Shouldering Responsibility

By | January 14, 2019

[January 14, 2019]  About two decades ago, psychologists hit upon a discovery that stopped them in their tracks.  They had proposed that the more responsibility people possess, the more stress they have and thus less satisfaction in their life.  It turns out, counterintuitive to their way of thinking, that the tough job of shouldering responsibility is directly related… Read More »