Category Archives: Profiles

Profile: Paul Harvey

By | June 23, 2014

[June 23, 2014] “Now, the rest of the story.” Those iconic words represent the essence of radio personality Paul Harvey. Certainly not a traditional great leader and not even in the minor leagues with the greats like General Eisenhower. Yet, Paul Harvey was one of the greatest communicators in America. Born Paul Harvey Aurandt (1919-2009), he was on… Read More »

Profile: Ramesses II

By | June 10, 2014

[June 10, 2014] A pattern emerges from the study of great leaders demonstrating that many of those who are the greatest of leaders were successful at both governance and military leadership. This pattern holds for Ramesses II (1303 BC – 1213 BC), also known as Ramesses the Great – the third Egyptian pharaoh of the 19th dynasty. He… Read More »

Profile: Augustus

By | May 23, 2014

[May 23, 2014] The greatest of leaders around the world, all appear to have been successful in both military and government affairs. We can find examples anywhere, especially in the most economically successful nations. Regardless of how far back we look into written history, this trend is rather robust. Today, I will profile one of the better known… Read More »

Core Values: USO

By | May 18, 2014

[May 18, 2014] Before I deployed to combat, I never really gave much thought about the USO. Sure, I saw old newsreels of Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, and many other famous entertainers doing shows for the troops from World War 2 to Vietnam, but I never really understood or appreciated their real value. The United Service Organizations Inc.… Read More »

Profile: Napoléon Bonaparte

By | May 11, 2014

[May 11, 2014] Probably more than any other leader, Napoléon Bonaparte is the worldwide cultural icon symbolizing military genius and political power. His military and political achievements are studied for their audacity and brilliance. So, what was it that set Napoléon apart from other senior leaders? That question is the main reason why I chose to profile him… Read More »

Core Values: LAPD

[May 08, 2014] Growing up watching the old “black and white,” one of my favorite shows was Dragnet1 starring Jack Webb as Sgt Joe Friday – the 1967-70 version. The Los Angeles Police Department has had a number to television series and movies based on its men and women in the force doing good. The LAPD has a… Read More »