Not to be overlooked, there is one aspect of “respect” that deserves a little attention, and that is respect for the institution to which one belongs.
An external orientation prevents our internal compass from spinning.
When I was a student at both staff college and war college, we were very privileged to hear from a number of successful senior leaders. One of the common threads in all their talks on leadership was how they were (generally) early risers. Getting up at a regular hour each day, and getting a good […]
Leaders have to grow their company’s future leaders, because even those with natural leadership ability need training and mentoring. This means that branch managers, assistant managers, team leaders, project managers, etc., have to deliberately develop their teammates’ and employees’ leadership skills by giving them opportunities to lead and then letting them. Give people the opportunity […]
Two great breakout sessions at AFP San Antonio’s 2013 conference, thanks everyone who came to hear me speak! I enjoyed meeting the presenters and participants, and the conference committee members were awesome. If you were there, I’d love to hear from you…please leave feedback in the comment section if you like.
One of my heroes, the late Tom Landry, former Dallas Cowboys’ head coach, once said, the art of leadership is “to get people to do what they don’t want to do to achieve what they want to achieve.” What Coach Landry understood was that the basic leadership dilemma: how to motivate people to accomplish some […]
President Ronald Reagan sums up the idea of the fundamental nature of character and what it takes to make good decisions as a leader. In a May 1993 speech to the cadets at The Citadel in South Carolina, Reagan said: The character that takes command in moments of crucial choices has already been determined. It […]
My upcoming book, Leading Leaders, is filled with stories about leaders and personal stories from my own life since leadership is inherently a personal experience. Leadership is not the application of skills as much as it’s the focused attention on human interaction. Humans are complex beings that are the amalgamation of their own experiences, learned […]
Are you interested in reviewing Leading Leaders, or the second editions of For God and Country or Saturday Morning Catechism? Would you like to have your “blurb” published in the book? If so, please comment below (and include your email address) or email me directly!! At present, I’m working with Blue Mantle Publishing (thanks Maria!) […]
Start Here is the working title for my third book about leadership…and I’m thinking about Leading Leaders as the title I’ll publish. I’d love to get feedback, any thoughts? The primary target audience is leaders who lead groups that have subordinate leaders, but the principles are applicable to any size team or company.
What does a hike up the Manitou Incline have to do with leadership? Well, lots…for starters there’s the necessity for a person to master themselves in order to get to the top. Before a person can lead others, he/she has to see their goals, know their own limits, and most often persevere through a little […]
Into every author’s life, a little editing and proofreading must fall! 155 pages to go….luckily I’ve got help this time!