Category Archives: Professional Development

Why Leaders Study the Greek Classics

By | July 29, 2018

[July 29, 2018]  There’s an old stereotype that soldiers in the military are a bunch of knuckle-dragging dimwits who don’t have a creative thought or significant accomplishment in their pathetic lives.1  Contrary to that view, however, is a growing trend among most Western-nation military leaders to study the Greek classics. Several of my neighbors at a recent get… Read More »

Political Leadership: Victor Davis Hanson

[July 9, 2018]  Like several previous posts on political leadership, this is part of an on-going series that focuses on new and controversial ideas.  Today, I’m highlighting Victor Davis Hanson, military historian and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.  The one thing he has in common with the others written about here is his provocative ideas –… Read More »

When Opportunity Knocks … get moving!

[May 25, 2018]  It wasn’t that long ago that opportunities for young adults in employment, education, and service to one’s country were available to all; no longer.  Today, that means that when opportunity knocks … get moving through that door and take advantage of it. “When opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle, American comedian and… Read More »

Leadership Training to Excellence

By | April 29, 2018

[April 29, 2018]  U.S. Army Special Forces (SoF) are part of a highly efficient and effective military organization like many of their counterparts in the Navy SEALS, Air Force Special Ops, and Marine Recon.  What all of these high-performance organizations do is take their leadership training and education seriously. Their dedication to relentless training and preparation is legendary. … Read More »