Category Archives: Professional Development

Military Veterans: Combat to College

By | November 20, 2013

[November 20, 2013]  Today I’m speaking to veterans who are beginning their college experience.  The message is simple – with passion, adaptability, and some basic college skills, they will succeed.  Senior leaders have the responsibility to help improve the success rate of our veterans; we owe them at least this much. The success rate of veterans in college… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

By | November 16, 2013

[November 16, 2013]  Today, another book that I found especially interesting:  Finding a Way to Win.  Bill Parcells  Bill Parcells gives great advice on what it takes to be a successful leader and gain the respect of those you lead. He gives common sense advice like “never discount stupidity as a factor” and “never ask people to do… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

By | November 3, 2013

[November 03, 2013]  Today, more books that I found especially interesting:  The Spirit to Serve: Marriott’s Way by J.W. Marriott, Jr. and Kathi Ann Brown  A well-written, inspirational, and easy to read book that contains business tenets of the successful Marriott Hotel chain.  He talks about how through sheer determination Marriott shot from the small cottage to the… Read More »

The Senior Leader Challenge

By | October 28, 2013

[October 28, 2013]  A frequent question asked is: “What is the most challenging part of a senior leader’s job?” Most believe that dealing with the impact of America’s unstable economic situation, overwhelming organizational bureaucracy, or working with insufferable government agencies unfamiliar with the leader’s organization would the challenge.  While these are a bit demanding, they are not the… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

By | October 13, 2013

[October 13, 2013]  Today I’m adding more books that I found especially interesting: Rumsfeld’s Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life by Donald Rumsfeld Donald Rumsfeld is controversial writer and figure in U.S. politics, war, and business.  In this book, Rumsfeld captures his rules, gathered over his lifetime.  There are many pearls of wisdom for us. … Read More »

Leader Popularity

By | October 4, 2013

[October 4, 2013] “Popularity is not leadership.”                        – Richard Marcinko, US Navy Seal, Author The saying that leaders need to be popular to get things done is a myth.  However, there is some confusion about this in the workplace and among leaders and lay people alike.  Certainly, leaders do not want people to hate them because that… Read More »

Senior Leader Interview Questions

By | September 24, 2013

[September 24, 2013]  Whenever senior executive leaders are being interviewed for a prominent position, they will be asked questions that fall into distinct categories.  Of course, like in any interview, success is predicated upon a high level of preparation.  But what makes a senior leader executive truly successful in an interview means that one must understand what makes… Read More »