Category: Leadership

There is No Midway in Leadership, or is there?

There is No Midway in Leadership, or is there?

The deep blue of night slowly yields to pink, revealing bucolic clouds that would ordinarily be a precursor to an indolent day lounging in a hammock, but not today.  The pastoral stillness of early morning is destroyed as sounds of massive 14-cylinder engines join the cacophony of noise that is the flight deck of the […]

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Let Your Failures Inspire Others

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Let Your Failures Inspire Others

One of the most impactful leadership experiences I ever had occurred while in the Navy.  We had just gone through a change of command where the old Executive Officer (XO, the #2 officer in the squadron) was promoted to Commanding Officer (CO) and a new XO, George “Luke” Luechauer, had joined the squadron.  During a […]

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Good out of Evil

Good out of Evil

As leaders, there are times when we need to say something but we aren’t quite sure how to approach the topic. This is just such an occasion for me. Those of you who know me well will recognize my bull in the china shop approach.  For those of you that don’t know me that well, I only […]

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4 Must Read Books for the 4th of July

4 Must Read Books for the 4th of July

It is often said that “Leaders are Readers”.  The best military leaders are students of history.  They read about the political pressures that create conflict, the tactics of great battles and military theory as espoused by Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Napoleon, Alexander the Great, etc.  The best business leaders are similarly informed.  Since time is at a […]

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Are You Focusing on the “Right” Things?

Are You Focusing on the “Right” Things?

I was hit by a freight train yesterday, right between the eyes.  I revelation so powerful it rocked my world and should fundamentally change….my golf game.  Whoa, what does this have to do with business leadership?  Everything! Let me explain, I was speaking with a sports psychologist after a chamber event.  I was complaining about […]

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