When in Charge, Take Charge!

Before air assaulting his Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry into Vietnam’s Ia Drang Valley on 14 November 1965, Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore, the battalion ...

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Doing the Right Thing When No One is Looking

We believe that great leaders live by an absolute set of core values, 24/7. These individuals are hard wired to “walk the talk”.

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The Code: Duty, Honor, Country

One of our most prominent recollections from our cadet days at West Point is the farewell speech by General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to the Corps of Cadets when he ...

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Independence Day Reflections

Independence Day is an opportunity for all Americans to reconnect with our roots and rededicate ourselves to the ideals of our Republic. It is a day to reread the ...

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Learning to lead is like climbing a mountain for which there is no summit

Level Five leaders are developed over time. Indeed, considerable time. It takes a very special person to be blessed with a paradoxical mix of humility, persistence, and ...

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What Do I Do When the Boss Doesn’t Get It?

In several of our recent Level Five leadership presentations, seminars, workshops, and discussions, we’ve been asked: “What do I do when the Boss doesn’t get it?” The ...

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