Category Archives: Profiles

Profiles: Donald Trump [Updated]

By | February 5, 2020

[February 5, 2020]  The best leaders are those that don’t necessarily do great things but are those who get other people to do great things.  There is no argument that U.S. President Donald Trump has made great strides on improving the U.S. economy, strengthening the military, and improving race relations.  These are accomplishments no one could predict four… Read More »

Profiles: Amy Klobuchar

By | January 29, 2020

[January 29, 2020]  Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has a good track record of serving her constituents in her state.  As a Democrat, she follows the party line on nearly every major issue.  She has one characteristic that stands out and that is she is demanding of her staff and those around her.  This no-nonsense approach has served her… Read More »

Profile:  Michael Bloomberg

By | January 25, 2020

[January 25, 2020]  Michael Bloomberg is an exceptional businessman who moved into politics and leveraged his business acumen to advance the interests of New York City as mayor.  He also has an enormous net worth that vastly exceeds that of Donald Trump.  Late last year, seeing a field of weak Democrat Party candidates, he decided to jump into… Read More »

Profile:  Pete Buttigieg

By | January 24, 2020

[January 24, 2020]  “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg is being called a moderate Democrat presidential candidate that will heal our nation’s divides.   At 37 years old, he has little experience, but he possesses some of the checklist requirements of political progressives.  He is a Rhodes Scholar, son of an immigrant, is the current mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and is… Read More »

Profile:  Joe Biden

By | January 23, 2020

[January 23, 2020]  “Uncle Joe,” “Quid Pro Joe,” and “Sleepy Joe” are just a few of the nicknames recently hurled Joe Biden’s way.  These tell a story, one that I will retell here with Joe Biden’s character. Joe Biden was one of the youngest ever to win a U.S. Senate race and later became Vice President of the… Read More »

Profile:  Elizabeth Warren

By | January 22, 2020

[January 22, 2020]   “I have a plan for that.”  There is a bit of good humor in that quote.  Elizabeth Warren is a Democrat from the state of Massachusetts and says that she has a detailed, realistic plan for being president, fixing problems at the national level, and for just about anything else.  There is one big problem… Read More »

Profiles on the 2020 U.S. Presidential Candidates

By | January 20, 2020

[January 20, 2020]  Four years ago here at theLeaderMaker.com, I wrote profiles on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (see links here and here).  Unlike other profiles you may read on political candidates for office, I will be contrasting their “character” against those elements required for successful leadership. While many traits are associated with senior leadership, a few stand… Read More »

Profile: Don Imus

By | December 30, 2019

[December 30, 2019]  Many across the nation were saddened to hear about the death last week of Don Imus; radio shock-jock, family man, comedian, and philanthropist.  He was controversial, and when the next dictionary update is published, his photo might be part of the definition of “provocateur.”  Ending the year 2019 on this profile is an honor for… Read More »

Profile: Lord Haw-Haw

By | November 2, 2019

[November 2, 2019]  Any movie about fighting the Imperial Japanese Army will also include a piece on Tokyo Rose, the infamous propaganda radio program aimed at U.S. troops during World War II.  The British citizenry listened to a Nazi radio program run by William Joyce, better known as Lord Haw-Haw. Joyce was a notorious broadcaster of Nazi propaganda… Read More »