Category Archives: Respect

Remember Their Names

By | August 1, 2018

[August 1, 2018]  My recent experience with the Boy Scouts at summer camp (articles here and here) brought a number of comments from readers asking for practical leadership tips.  I’ll soon start a short series on this, but for today I’ll offer one of the most useful of all practical leader tips; remember their names. Yes, that’s it… Read More »

Good Leadership Means Identifying Talented Leaders

By | July 25, 2018

[July 25, 2018]  One of the advantages of long-term and successful experience as a senior leader is the acquired ability to identify and promote talented leaders.  It becomes a “calling” to find, support, and advance those junior leaders who show high potential as future leaders. “Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.”… Read More »

Words to Live By

By | July 19, 2018

[July 19, 2018]  It is rare for the average person to have a mentor.  It is even rarer to have a mentor who is smart enough to provide us with quality advice and guidance.  I was privileged on both counts and am lucky enough to recall some of his best words to live by. It was my understanding… Read More »

Leadership: the Medal of Honor

By | July 12, 2018

[July 12, 2018]  French statesman and military leader Napoléon Bonaparte once famously wrote, “Give me enough medals and I’ll win you any war.”  It’s a line of thought that tells us first about how leadership rests on the principle of knowing how people act emotionally and second, to capitalize on it.  On this date, July 12th in 1862,… Read More »

Today is Flag Day in the U.S.

By | June 14, 2018

[June 14, 2018]  I’m taking a few minutes to remind everyone that today is Flag Day in the United States.  Most folks here in the U.S. and abroad do not fully appreciate the association of our flag with patriotism and American values.  But folks do acknowledge that today is important for our citizens who have remained free and… Read More »

Hero: James E. Williams

By | June 10, 2018

[June 10, 2018]  I don’t highlight heroes enough on my leadership blog.  What we can learn from them is beyond the value I could ever state but I wanted to draw attention to U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate First Class James E. Williams who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam. James E. Williams is… Read More »