Category Archives: Values

Pashtunwali:  A Strong Code of Ethics

By | January 11, 2017

[January 11, 2017]  Pashtunwali … if you’re reading this, then you’ve likely never heard this word spoken aloud.  The meaning, of course, will elude you but most importantly you will never understand its full meaning as intended. You cannot understand fully the code of ethics of Pashtunwali unless you’ve personally lived it from childhood.  No amount of study… Read More »

Leadership in Action: PM Shinzo Abe

By | December 28, 2016

[December 28, 2016]  There will be times and places where the most effective leader will do the greatest good by personally being present at a significant time or place and paying one’s respect.  Yesterday, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where his nation conducted a surprise attack on December 7, 1941 bringing America into… Read More »

Assyrian Christian Bishop Frees Captives

By | December 10, 2016

[December 10, 2016]  An Assyrian Christian Bishop is responsible for freeing 226 captives seized by the Islamic State (or ISIS) terrorist group.  Members of his flock were captured last year when 35 Christian towns were attacked simultaneously in the Khabur River valley in northern Syria.1  These Christians have been persecuted for generations and with the recent focus on… Read More »

Core Values: Wawa

By | December 8, 2016

[December 8, 2016]  Senior leaders are big believers in making their core values known to all.  And the closer those values are to the traditions in that society, the easier those core values will be accepted.  Wawa, like any organization that has had success over an extended period of time; and can be found with employees who adhere… Read More »

Hampshire College President: Leader Failure [Updated]

By | December 2, 2016

[Updated] This afternoon we learned that the U.S. flag which had been ordered removed by Hampshire College president Jonathon Lash, has now been reinstated.  Lash called it a “learning experience” and that “this is what free speech looks like.”   He is right and it is also what leadership failure looks like. [December 2, 2016]  A few days ago,… Read More »