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Know Yourself: How to Develop a Keen Leadership Presence

The concept appears either elusive or vague. What exactly, is leadership presence? I’ve seen definitions and attempts to explain, but much less on how to develop your leadership presence. In the industry and culture I knew, there are four areas to place your focus. By...

More Leadership Qualities I Learned in ROTC, Mr. Trump

Last week, I posted this blog on leadership qualities after I listened to a recent Republican Presidential Debate. This past week, I read a couple of articles listing bad boss behaviors, and the one defined as the worst, erratic behavior, reminded me of the story of...

Qualities of Leadership: Consistency, Mr. Trump, Consistency

Last week, I posted this blog, “Leadership Development is a Choice”; that night, I listened to the Republican Presidential Debate. When Brett Baier broached the possibility of the U.S. military refusing to follow an illegal order, I listened to Donald Trump’s response...

How to Delegate Authority with Confidence

Early in my Army aviation career I had a revelation: delegate authority as much as possible. I discovered that I enjoyed something more than flying helicopters, which I didn’t think was possible. After a year in my first command assignment, I was still without an...

Why the After Action Review is Important to You

The After Action Review is a dynamic process integral to the Army culture, a key to driving positive change. Unfortunately, many organizations hold an after action review after the end of a failed project, only to use it as a tool to assign blame. Equally ineffective...

How to Improve Your Team Building Skills

In today’s competitive workplace, you need a strong team to succeed. Strong teams require team players, but there are times when employee conflict undermines your effort. Leaders must develop the team building skills to overcome these challenges and build a strong...

Teamwork in the Workplace: Is Yours Cooperative or Competitive?

In a military environment, teamwork translates to safety and lives are at stake. Achieving teamwork in the workplace means creating a company culture with happy employees who take pride in what they do, and then make your team among the best in your industry. In the...

3 Tips from a “Gunny” on the Importance of Team Building

You can witness the importance of team building by observing Clint Eastwood’s character in the movie Heartbreak Ridge. Whether your goal is to improve your team’s experience, achieve better results, or both, team building is a critical skill for any leader. Everyone...

5 Easy Team Building Ideas You Can Do Now

In different blogs, I’ve been offering some team building ideas.  As you might imagine, teamwork was so important throughout my Army career... because lives were at stake. Here are 5 simple team building ideas to consider regarding the importance of teamwork:   5...

Employee Recognition Starts with How You Treat Your Unsung Heroes

Employee recognition is the formal or informal acknowledgement of a person or team’s behavior that serves two key purposes: To show genuine appreciation for the contribution To communicate that the person or team’s effort is valued We’re going to walk through why...

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