Category Archives: Professional Development

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 »

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 »