Archive for May, 2011

A Memorial To Character

Monday, May 30th, 2011

How blithely we celebrate the Memorial Day holiday. Sure there are parades, speeches and TV specials to recognize the ultimate sacrifice made by the faceless men and women who paid the ultimate price in the service of our country. But by May 31st we are back to our normal routines, with nary a thought given to the fact that they will never have a normal routine. (more…)

Leading Questions

Monday, May 16th, 2011

One of the most common mistakes first time leaders make begins with buying into the mythology of leadership greatness. The myth asserts that they must be charismatic, self-assured, inspirational direction-setters. They chart the right course and lead their team from the front. They have little time for self reflection or discussion. They never look back. They just go, go, go until the objective is conquered. (more…)