I Don’t Like “Servant Leadership.” Really?? Gotcha!

I just finished a fun call (with about 100 of my closest friends) with Patrick Lencioni. He shared insights from his excellent book “The Motive – Why Do So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities?“ and several other topics. One of the points that really stood out to me was the discussion around entitlementContinue reading “I Don’t Like “Servant Leadership.” Really?? Gotcha!”

Servant Leadership, and Seizing Opportunities at Marion Military Institute

Today I had the honor of being the first speaker of the 2020-2021 academic year at the Marion Military Institute / Anthony J. Rane Center for Leadership. This program is part of the Commandant’s Series. This was the first time I’ve spoken in person to any group in several months. MMI has put together anContinue reading “Servant Leadership, and Seizing Opportunities at Marion Military Institute”

Setting Clear Goals – The King and the Crooked Furrow

How can a servant leader help his or her team stay on a straight path in a world full of distractions, and unclear or moving targets? Davy Crockett, described in the 1955 Disney film as ‘The King of the Wild Frontier,” once told a story about a young boy plowing a field. The story wasContinue reading “Setting Clear Goals – The King and the Crooked Furrow”

Do A Good Turn Daily

Scouting is where I first heard about the importance of “Servant Leadership,” although I didn’t necessarily hear that term until many years later. It came in simple phrases like “Do a Good Turn Daily” or in active work on community service projects. It came in admonitions and statements of core beliefs such as “He whoContinue reading “Do A Good Turn Daily”

I Know Everything About That!

I was a young Army officer in the days following the first Gulf War. As the Army began to decrease in size, interesting opportunities began to appear. One was that my particular specialty, Aeromedical Evacuation Officer, was over strength. The Army offered incentives to leave early. Big money for a young guy. It was aContinue reading “I Know Everything About That!”

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