Category Archives: Respect

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 »

D-Day: Classification BIGOT

[June 6, 2018]  There are very few men alive today who participated in the largest amphibious invasion in human history.  D-Day, June 6, 1944, was the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany; a day that will live in the chronicles of truly great human endeavors. Operation Overlord, what we informally call D-Day, surprised everyone on its success… Read More »