Archive for the Leadership Category


What do the troops expect of their leaders?

Back in April 1988, I attended a Non-commissioned officer (NCO) Appointment Ceremony on Buckley Air National Guard Base, near Denver, Colorado.  Enlisted troops were making the transition from senior airman to buck sergeant – newly minted NCOs. I had a special role in the ceremony.  I was asked to be the guest speaker.  I accepted. […]

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How do you make sense of what’s going on in the world? Read this book …

Just finished reading “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand; all 1000 plus pages!  My feelings about the book may be summed up in one word – WOW!  The book is loaded with adventure, creepy characters, heroes, villains, and some of the best descriptive writing I’ve ever encountered. But, that’s not the reason it’s on my recommended […]

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“Live What you Love” – Naomi Simson

Just got back from an October Business Month talk from Naomi Simson author of “Live What You Love” and founder of “Red Balloon” a hugely successful online gift retailer.  She’s also a television personality staring in the hit show “Shark Tank.” Her talk was engaging, entertaining, inspiring and – best of all – practical.  Some […]

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Business and Life Wisdom from Ruslan Kogan

I just spent the morning listening to Ruslan Kogan – founder and CEO of kogan.com – share his business and life wisdom.  Probably the best speech I’ve ever heard.  Not because he made everyone laugh a lot – although he did; not because he had great stories – although he did; and not because he’s […]

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How do you get to be the boss?

How do you get to be the boss? I can hardly wait to answer this question because … I’ve never been called the boss! At least not in the corporate sense. Even though I worked in the military and corporate world for many years, I was never called the boss – ever! I always seemed […]

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