Category Archives: Professional Development

Political Leadership: David Horowitz

By | September 20, 2016

[September 20, 2016]  Socialism is a system of government and economics that has historically been associated with totalitarianism and with the deaths of tens of millions of people.  Logic and historical fact however is not how those enthralled with the theoretical foundation of socialism argue for its benefits.  David Horowitz is opposed to it because those adhering to… Read More »

Establishing Authority: the U.S. Constitution

By | September 17, 2016

[September 17, 2016]  If there is one subject senior leaders lose sleep over, it’s the establishment and clarification of their authority to carry out their organization’s mission.  General George Washington struggled with the federal Congress over this very issue and it haunted him during the entire Revolutionary War.  It wasn’t until the U.S. Constitution was signed on this… Read More »

What We Can Learn from an Army Sergeant

By | August 8, 2016

[August 8, 2016]  One thing that I learned early on in the U.S. Army was to pay close attention to army sergeants.  This applies, certainly, to all military services.  The U.S. Army’s Command Sergeant Major (CSM) is the most senior enlisted rank as noncommissioned officers and one of the most respected.  Senior Flag Officers are advised by senior… Read More »