Category Archives: Values

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 »

Happy Thanksgiving to Leadership Readers

By | November 24, 2016

[November 24, 2016]  The cornucopia of plenty is symbolic of abundance and nourishment; originating from classical antiquity and commonly associated with the Thanksgiving holiday in America.  It may not seem like it after such the recent divisive political campaigns but the world has experienced the greatest level of peace and prosperity in the history of humankind. There are… Read More »

Are Characteristics of Military Leaders Different?

By | October 14, 2016

[October 14, 2016]  I’ve been asked this question many times and the answer is, of course, “no” … the characteristics of military leaders are the same as all other leaders.  To some of my friends, they were a bit surprised by my answer because, like many people, they are confusing leadership style with leadership characteristics. This may only… Read More »