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The Predictable Failure of Strategic Leaders: The Role of Trust

By Michael Hennelly Ph.D., Monday, April 24, 2017
Peter Senge once wrote that few large corporations live even half as long as the average person. Recent high-profile CEO disasters at JCPenney and Lands End forcefully underscore the truth of this observation. Adopting effective strategy within organizations is a two-step process. The first step is commonplace and is taught in every business school. The second step is illustrated by a nineteenth-century German soldier who is called “the philosopher of war” and this step is not well known at all. Read More +

The Importance of Moral Courage

By Colonel (Retired) Patrick Sweeney, Ph.D., Wednesday, April 19, 2017
This is an excerpt from Ch 14, “Trust: The Key to Combat Leadership” by Colonel (Retired) Patrick Sweeney, Ph.D., from the book “Leadership Lessons from West Point”. The chapter delves into the top ten attributes of a leader who can be trusted in combat as determined by Sweeney’s research on trust and leadership in an actual combat environment during Operation Iraqi Freedom in May 2003. Those attributes, in order of importance, are: competent, loyal, honesty/good integrity, leads by example, self-control (stress management), confident, courageous (physical and moral), shares information, personal connection with subordinates and strong sense of duty. Read More +

The Connection Between Abner Doubleday, West Point and America's Pastime

By TLDG, Monday, April 03, 2017
Did Abner Doubleday invent the game of baseball? He did not, although there is a connection between Abner Doubleday, West Point, the Army, and America’s Pastime. TLDG Faculty Member and, informally, resident baseball historian, Colonel (retired) Pilar Ryan likes to set the story straight on her Duty, Honor, Country Staff Ride at West Point. The Staff Ride goes past Doubleday Field, the home of Army baseball. It is named after the 1842 graduate of the United States Military Academy. Read More +

Additional Posts

Choosing Your Team: Experience, Expertise, and Ego

By Alison Levine, Tuesday, March 28, 2017   Read More +

Henry O. Flipper: Overcoming Adversity through Perseverance

By TLDG, Friday, February 10, 2017   Read More +

Fit to Fight, Fit to Lead: Are You The Best Leader You Can Be?

By Brigadier General (Retired) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D. & Colonel (Retired) Joe LeBoeuf, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Continuing To Excel While Undergoing Transformational Change

By Major General (Retired) Lee Price, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Do You Have What It Takes? Developing Key Leadership Principles.

By Brigadier General (Retired) Becky Halstead, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Communication: The Most Important Key to Leadership Success

By Major General (Retired) Steven Hashem, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leading in the Future Tense: Senior Leader Transition/Succession Planning

By Brigadier General (Retired) Mark O'Neill, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

A Legacy of Leadership: Who is Fritz Kroesen?

By Brigadier General (Ret.) John H. “Jack” Grubbs, Ph.D., P.E., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Finding your Way: The Basics of Land Navigation Can Help You Overcome the Challenges of Leadership

By LTC (Retired) Sande Schlesinger & Daniel Schaublin, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Great Captains of History: Inspiration to Guide Corporate Success

By Colonel (Retired) James M. Johnson, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Decision Making in Chaos…Bring it on!

By Major General (Retired) Spider Marks , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Becoming Gratitude Detectors: Appreciation as a core leadership attribute

By BG (Ret) Maureen K. LeBoeuf, Ed.D. with Joe LeBoeuf, Ph.D., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

What Do You Need When You Throw Your Hat in the Air?

By Doug Trainor (USMA 1988) , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Toward a Noble Profession

By Colonel (Retired) Sean Hannah, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

May Leader Blog-"Ethical Dilemma Zone:Practice What You Preach"

By Brigadier General (Retired) John H. "Jack" Grubbs, Ph.D., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

What I Believe In

By Robert (Bob) A. McDonald (President and Chief Executive Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company) , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leadership in a Political Crossfire

By Brigadier General (Retired) Fletcher M. Lamkin, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Turning Challenges Into Opportunities

By General (Retired) Dennis Reimer , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Unexpected Leadership: Be ready for your opportunity to lead!

By The Honorable Matthew S. Collier , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leadership 101:Five Lessons For Emerging Leaders

By Ambassador & Lieutenant General (Retired) Dell Dailey , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Synchronizing Effects in a Time-Constrained Environment

By Colonel (Retired) Kevin W. Farrell, Ph.D., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Observations on Building and Leading High-Performance Teams

By Brigadier General (Retired) Mark O' Neill, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leading in Chaos - Lessons From the Fog of War

By Colonel (Retired) Tom Magness, P.E., Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leadership Capabilities of Abraham Lincoln

By Lieutenant General (Retired) Frank Kearney , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

How Thinking Can Improve One's Leadership

By Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Joe Doty, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Building High-Performance Teams, Before a Crisis

By Lieutenant General (Retired) Frank Kearney , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Improving your Organization’s Fitness: Learning from the Army’s challenges and opportunities

By Colonel (Retired) Donna Brazil, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

THE 4 C’s (Plus 1) of Leadership – it’s people skills that count!

By General (Retired) David McKiernan, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leadership and the Principles Of War Applied To Business: Two Sides Of The Same Coin

By Lieutenant General (Retired) Frank Kearney & Major General (Retired) Spider Marks, Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

Leading Change in a Time-Constrained Environment

By Colonel (Retired) Kevin Farrell, Ph.D. , Sunday, January 01, 2017   Read More +

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