Category Archives: Values

Giving Peace a Chance: Leadership in Action

By | September 17, 2020

[September 17, 2020]  Those who study statesmanship and the experienced leadership know how difficult it is to make progress on old and emotionally-laden political issues.  Two days ago, the UAE, Bahrain, and Israel signed a peace deal with one another.  Casual observers will not understand the significance of or difficulty in this achievement, and that is unfortunate. Those… Read More »

Clearing the Spindle: Oh, the Irony

By | August 17, 2020

[August 17, 2020]  Well, it’s been a few months since my last spindle post. Still, so many issues have developed regarding leadership (the lack of it, mostly) that several readers asked for my comments on several current issues facing our society.  Regular readers will recognize my interests in showing how good leadership is often the solution to real… Read More »

Racial Discrimination & Yale University

By | August 15, 2020

[August 15, 2020]  There is much to be said about the evils of racial discrimination.  It helps very few and hurts many, it generates animosity, and it fosters hate.  Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice notified Yale University of results from a two-year-long investigation.  The DOJ findings were that Yale illegally discriminates against Asian American and… Read More »

Core Values: Trader Joe’s

By | August 7, 2020

[August 7, 2020]  Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest President in the Nation’s history when he assumed those responsibilities upon the death of William McKinley.  Roosevelt took the view that the Presidency was the “steward of the people.”  And, we can find a similar leadership philosophy in the company called Trader Joe’s. “It is only through labor and painful… Read More »

What is Success?

By | July 20, 2020

[July 20, 2020]  Nearly every article I write in my leadership blog, I used the word “success.”  Yet, I never define it, nor do I spend any effort to explain what I mean.  If you are like me, we assume the other person implicitly understands and agrees with our criteria for success.  Most of us, those who live… Read More »

Who was Henry Benning?

By | June 28, 2020

[June 28, 2020]  I’ve been to the U.S. Army Fort Benning, Georgia, many times, receiving training, giving lectures and speeches, and attending a variety of schools.  Like many Infantry officers before me, I gave no thought to who the fort was named after or why.  But who was Henry Benning?1  Henry Benning, the fort’s namesake, was a Brigadier… Read More »