Leading from the front is an age-old adage. It is the accepted belief that the best leaders lead from the front. The proverbial King from medieval times that charges into the fray leading his armies into battle. A great movie plot but in today’s environment that is a methodology I recommend to be used only … Continue reading Leading from the Front – Sometimes, Always, Never
There is a saying “Never Eat Alone!” It comes from a book about networking written by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz. You may be thinking, “Col. John has gone soft in the head. He is recommending a book about networking when the subject is leadership!” I do recommend the book. I think you will find … Continue reading Never Eat Alone – Have Lunch with a Sergeant!
In Being the Leader is Cool – Modeling, Vision and Guiding Principles we’ve covered understanding leadership responsibility through being what you expect others to be, having a vision and sharing it, and a personal guide. Next up: Being Resilient – have the courage to stay the course Fair, Firm, Consistent – leaders need to be … Continue reading Being the Leader is Cool – Being Resilient & Fair, Firm, Consistent
In Being the Leader is Cool – Modeling and Vision we’ve covered understanding leadership responsibility through being what you expect others to be having a vision and sharing it. Next up: Guiding Principles – Guides the day-to-day behavior Guiding principles, also known as core values, are the expected set of behaviors for the workforce. They … Continue reading Being the Leader is Cool – Guiding Principles
In Being the Leader is Cool – Modeling we covered understanding leadership responsibility through being what you expect others to be. Next up: Vision – it is up to the leader to provide a vision Vision “I can see clearly now the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are … Continue reading Being the Leader is Cool – Vision
In my eBook, “Leading with Fortitude – The Essentials,” the first chapter spoke to the importance of your character. If you have not had the opportunity to read “The Essentials,” I highly recommend it. Leadership is ALL ABOUT YOU! After all, being a leader is cool. The leader has an excellent office, flexible hours and … Continue reading Being the Leader is Cool – Modeling
You’ve met Loyalty, now for the second and third tips of the Devil’s Triangle: Communication To the point, if you cannot communicate you cannot control. If you cannot control, you cannot effectively lead. You will enter the HiPo Triangle and never be seen again. The essence of communication: what do you know, who did you … Continue reading The Art of Followership – Navigating the Devil’s Triangle Part II
The first step in becoming an effective leader is to know how to follow. Learning to follow can be just as difficult as learning to lead. Learning to follow can be as filled with danger as navigating the Devil’s Triangle. The Devil’s Triangle, also known as the Bermuda Triangle, is a place in the western … Continue reading The Art of Followership – Navigating the Devil’s Triangle Part I
The Department of Defense announced today the induction of three new members to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS).
Marines die in combat. Sadly, that is not an unusual result of protecting “the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Law enforcement professionals die in the line of duty “protecting and serving” the citizens of their various communities. Wars end; Marines go home. Protecting and serving the citizenry never ends. Law enforcement professionals continue … Continue reading Headless Horseman Leadership