Category Archives: Professional Development

Good Leaders Ask if they Can Be Better

By | March 27, 2018

[March 27, 2018]  Many years ago I learned something many leaders discover only by accident.  I learned those good leaders ask themselves if they can be better leaders – personally do more to succeed and provide better care for those who they are in charge.  This “inward criticism” is an on-going look at ways to improve leadership performance.… Read More »

Top Reasons to Deny a Security Clearance

By | March 24, 2018

[March 24, 2018]  Just this past week the personal assistant to the President of the United States, John McEntee, was unceremoniously walked out of the White House and fired from his job.1  The reason given was that his security clearance could not be approved.  Also, White House advisor Jared Kushner’s clearance was downgraded.2  The processes for obtaining and… Read More »

Working Close to the Flag

By | March 6, 2018

[March 6, 2018]  Working close to the flag is an old military saying that means a soldier works near a senior officer’s headquarters.1  As in any organizational culture, this means greater visibility and more opportunity for that particular military member.  Such a position translates into a number of possibilities that can help or harm one’s career. One of… Read More »