Category Archives: Professional Development

Reading List (Update)

By | May 24, 2014

[May 24, 2014] Today the two books that I am highlighting, both are on senior military leadership and character development. What is different in these books are that they focus on almost exclusively on what made our greatest American military flag officers who they are. Neither is a new book, but nonetheless, they are both worth reading …… Read More »

Military Veterans: Combat to College (Update)

By | May 21, 2014

[May 21, 2014] I spoke today to a group of military veterans and college staff about why so many military members fail at making a successful transition from active duty to the college environment. I’ve also written about this transition (see link here). In the past I proposed three key ingredients for a successful transition. Passion – the… Read More »

22 Executive Leader Characteristics

By | April 7, 2014

[April 07, 2014]  Just recently compiled a year’s worth of key writing points on Senior Executive Leadership into a single presentation.  These traits assembled here are those I consider the top 22 characteristics of the most successful senior leaders. I will be posting it here on theLeaderMaker blog before I go public with it. The presentation is downloadable… Read More »

Socialism and Leadership (Part 2)

By | March 13, 2014

[March 13, 2014]  In Part 1 of this two-part series, I pointed out how Socialism “contains a number of beautifully crafted ideas that are appealing to just about anyone … but ultimately destructive in practice.”  In Part 2, we discuss the impact of Socialist ideology on individuals and some of their characteristics that may influence them and explain… Read More »

Socialism and Leadership (Part 1)

By | March 12, 2014

[March 12, 2014]  I have been toying with the idea of a blog feature on Socialism for some time now.  So, what would be the point in discussing the not-so-obvious connection between Socialism and senior leadership?  I believe that Socialism contains a number of beautifully crafted ideas that are appealing to everyone … but ultimately destructive in practice.… Read More »