• Create A Standard of Integrity

    The Mustang GT accelerated smoothly as I put her through the gears. With tremendous torque at the top end of the power curve, the engine’s throaty rumble seemed to express joy when it was being wound out. The racing seat and four-point harness, sized for slimmer hips, was snug but kept me solidly

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    Those who have attended my American history classes or seminars on ethics and values will recall my assertion that "in order for a Nation to be healthy, it must be composed of citizens that share a common mythos." Author Wilfred McClay asserts that Americans "have, in some measure, lost our guiding

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    One of the more thoughtful looks at the new Trump presidency. Reprinted from Forbes Magazine. All rights retained by their owner. Volumes have already been written since the inauguration of Donald Trump about how the 45th U.S. president will likely steer the nation.  Much of the chatter has been

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    How the U.S. Marines Encourage Service-based Leadership

    (Originally posted at Harvard Business Review) Most of us feel that we’re completely stretched to capacity at work and have nothing left to give. But according to a recent Gallup poll, 70% of the workforce is either “actively disengaged” or “not engaged,” meaning

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    My guest this week on “Leadership Moments” was Lt. Gen Dana T. Atkins, President of the Military Officers Association of America. Our conversation covered the challenges he faces leading MOAA, his adventures as the “Left Wing” of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and leadership lessons he

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