Talent Talk: What Makes A Level Five Leader

A few months ago, I was a guest on Chris Dyer’s Talent Talk, a radio/podcast series. Our discussion covered a bit of my history in the military, and an overview of The Big 6 Leadership Principles®. There was an interesting question that came up: We’ve talked about The Big 6 Leadership Principles®. (We’ve also talked … Read more

Podcast Episode 14: Trust And Empower, with Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jack Matthews

In this podcast episode, my guest is Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jack Matthews. Jack spent time in the Army, in corporate life at Intel, and in a civilian capacity at the Air Force. The launching point for our conversation is one of The Big Six Leadership Principles®: “Trust and Empower.” We discuss how to begin building … Read more

Podcast Episode 13: A Conversation With Dr. Jeanne Hurlbert

My guest in this podcast is Dr. Jeanne Hurlbert (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeannehurlbert). She is a leader in the realm of surveys, employee/customer satisfaction, and data analytics. The theme of this episode, one of The Big Six Leadership Principles®, is “When In Charge, Take Charge.” Jeanne and I also talk about the importance of recognizing unchanging values while … Read more

Podcast Episode 12: Do The Right Thing When No One Is Looking

My guest is Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Craig Whelden, who I’ve known for many years. He’s the author of “Leadership: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best” (https://craigwhelden.com/buy-the-book/). The topic of our conversation is one of our Big 6 Leadership Principles®: “Do the Right Thing When No One is Looking.” We also discuss the … Read more

The Fear Factor

“Only the paranoid survive.” – attributed to Andrew Grove, former CEO of Intel Happy New Year!  Here comes 2021, and we are rolling into it with all kinds of weird aspects of life continuing from the nightmarish year we experienced in 2020.  In addition to an insidious pandemic, there is stress everywhere you look.  Unemployment … Read more

What A Great Culture Looks Like

I didn’t always understand what a great culture looks like. In fact, as a young West Point cadet and later as an Army officer, I only had a vague notion of what a culture was at all. We had a set way of doing things, to be sure, but it was pretty much taken for … Read more