Category Archives: Respect

Merry Christmas

By | December 25, 2013

[December 25, 2013]  Best wishes to all on a traditional Christian holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary as a fulfillment of the Old Testament’s Messianic prophecy.  In Luke 2:7 it states Mary “wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was… Read More »

Pearl Harbor: December 7, 1941

By | December 7, 2013

[December 07, 2103]  The attack on was a surprise military strike on the U.S. Naval base, Hawaii that began at 7:48 am, a clear Sunday morning 72 years ago today.  The intent of the attack was to prevent the U.S. Pacific fleet from interfering with the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Ocean.  The attack came as a… Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving Day

By | November 28, 2013

[November 28, 2013]  Best wishes to all on this special occasion; Thanksgiving Day. One of my favorite times of year is Thanksgiving.  What a great tradition – where we gather together to recount the Lord’s blessings. A special note: In the middle of the U.S. Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated… Read More »

Senior Leader Transitions

By | November 22, 2013

[November 22, 2013]  Fifty years ago today in 1963, US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  The nation was shocked and grief stricken.  Nevertheless, there was an orderly and peaceful leader transition to the new President, Lyndon B. Johnson. Organizations transition senior leaders for a variety of reason.  While it can be a good thing when replacing an… Read More »

Military Veterans: Combat to College

By | November 20, 2013

[November 20, 2013]  Today I’m speaking to veterans who are beginning their college experience.  The message is simple – with passion, adaptability, and some basic college skills, they will succeed.  Senior leaders have the responsibility to help improve the success rate of our veterans; we owe them at least this much. The success rate of veterans in college… Read More »

The Gettysburg Address Vision

By | November 19, 2013

[November 19, 2013]  150 years ago in the mist of the American Civil War, US President Abraham Lincoln gave one of the best known, most quoted speeches in American history – known today as the “Gettysburg Address.” President Lincoln is recognized as one of the greatest senior leaders in American history.  The Gettysburg address is an example of… Read More »

Explaining Big Decisions

By | November 17, 2013

[November 17, 2013]  Training leaders in the basic principles of leadership always includes the subject of good communication techniques and the challenges associated with this topic.  Probably the most important aspect of communication that any leader can do is to explain why big decisions are made.  This simple articulation of the leader’s decision logic helps prevent employees, and… Read More »

Veterans Day

By | November 11, 2013

[November 11, 2013]  Today we recognize all those who have served in the US military.  I believe that it is the duty of senior executive leaders to pursue significant and important activities involving their employees who are veterans. It is up to leaders to personally deliver the message of sacrifice, service, and patriotism. Across the nation, we will… Read More »

The Philippine Typhoon

By | November 10, 2013

[November 10, 2013]  It is now just becoming known the horrific damage done by Typhoon Haiyan this past Friday.  The ability of senior leaders to deal with crisis is an attribute that is often overlooked until such an event occurs. Senior leaders in the Philippines and across the world are ramping up aid to this unfortunate nation after… Read More »