Category Archives: Values

Courage Comes in Many Forms

By | June 27, 2021

[June 27, 2021]  I live in a relatively rural area of Southern New Jersey.  It is where you can feel safe walking in a local park and watch children playing on the playground.  But the number one issue is exploding crime.  The number two issue is the decline of our school system and its infection by Critical Race… Read More »

Stepping into a Leadership Mess

By | June 26, 2021

[June 26, 2021]  Earlier this month, I wrote a book review of Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds.  Today, I’ll be highlighting some of Robin Olds’ thoughts about how to improve your situation when given a leadership mess. Leaders interested in improving their organizations are often assigned positions where things are bad, sometimes very bad. … Read More »

He Did His Duty: Prince Philip

By | April 13, 2021

[April 13, 2021]  To do your duty is an admirable trait.  It helps hold us together as humans and creates social bonds that allow trust to develop.  To highlight this fact may seem a bit obscure in the age of “evolving values,” but it is necessary to understand the significance of Prince Philip, a man who epitomized “duty… Read More »

Military Don’t Tread on Me Patch

By | March 28, 2021

[March 28, 2021]  You just gotta love the U.S. military.  Once again, the Navy is considering banning their First Navy Jack patch.  “Disappointing” is what one Navy petty officer said to me over coffee.  I believe this sentiment is common when Navy personnel see their senior leaders as overly concerned about the patch with the motto Don’t Tread… Read More »

The Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation

By | March 23, 2021

[March 23, 2021]  A couple of days ago, I wrote about WWII hero Hershel “Woody” Williams.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor at the Battle of Iwo Jima.  Woody told me of the importance of education in developing today’s youth.  And, fortunately, Woody’s mission is similar to that of the Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation (SYPF). Occasionally, I… Read More »