Category Archives: Professional Development

When Subordinates Betray their Leaders

By | October 11, 2018

[October 11, 2018]  In a popular 2007 drawing by cartoonist Michael P. Ramirez, a soldier stands ready for combat but with a knife in his back; bloodied with the words “Congress” written in the blood.  This political cartoon became popular among troops sent to Iraq.  It symbolized their anger at the U.S. Congress because their elected representatives were… Read More »

Earn Your Spurs

By | October 2, 2018

[October 2, 2018]  In most armies worldwide there’s a classic story of a Second Lieutenant who was not trusted by his platoon because he was so “green” (inexperienced and untested).  Just like this lieutenant, until you earn your spurs in any vocation you will find the road to leadership challenging and frustrating. Earn your spurs is, of course,… Read More »