Tag Archives: senior leadership

Reading List (Update)

By | August 25, 2014

[August 25, 2014] Being a leader means reading articles and books that can go against your upbringing and training; or challenging what you already think you know. The book reviewed today is about race and the failures of programs designed to help minorities in America, particularly African-Americans. It challenges our senior leaders to open a realistic dialogue and… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

By | July 11, 2014

[July 11, 2014] The reading and study of military history is one of the pillars in a well-rounded education for military professionals. This includes both officers and enlisted personnel. This concept applies to any leader in any organization. While magazines from professional associations are helpful to see the most recent topics at hand, they also allow us a… Read More »

Communication: Mixed Signals

By | June 30, 2014

[June 30, 2014] Leaders know that communication is one of the most important senior leadership characteristics one can possess. Great leaders, personally, have vast communication talents. Yet, they also have the ability to ensure their message is pushed throughout the organization, without unnecessary distortion. The best leaders also go to great lengths to avoid sending mixed signals. Nothing… Read More »

Socialism and City Utility Systems

By | June 28, 2014

[June 28, 2014] Shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, U.S. military engineers quickly discovered that most city utility systems were “broke”. The state of disrepair had nothing to do with the invasion or the international sanctions on the country. All of the city utilities had serious problems due to a near total lack of maintenance for… Read More »

VA Scandal: An Employee Problem

By | June 27, 2014

[June 27, 2014] The newly published American Legion Magazine1 does a good job of addressing the nation-wide VA scandal involving veteran health care. Quoting and agreeing with a Florida Congressman, the bigger problem is accountability, “a culture shift that needs to be made.”2 While they are right, it is not exactly clear what they really mean by the… Read More »