Defining Reality: The First Responsibility of a Leader

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality” ~ Max De Pree There I was.  I had just walked into my new role as Senior Personnel Sergeant charged with leading a group of soldiers tasked with performing all the human resource management tasks for our unit as well as being excellent in theContinue reading “Defining Reality: The First Responsibility of a Leader”

Closing the Inspirational Dissatisfaction Gap

A monument reportedly raised in the Alps in honor of a faithful guide who perished while ascending a peak to rescue a stranded tourist.  It read “He died climbing!”  Believe it or not, that is what we all want to be said of us when our time on this earth is over.  None of usContinue reading “Closing the Inspirational Dissatisfaction Gap”

A Leader’s Response to Adversity

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost   What is the difference between those who lead and those who don’t – the ability to make and sustain quality decisions in times of adversity.  Crossroads normally result from adversity. Continue reading “A Leader’s Response to Adversity”