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Quarantined with the General: Daily Lessons on Wellness

By Brigadier General (Retired) Maureen LeBoeuf, Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Pandemic, quarantine, coronavirus and social-distancing - all words that within a few weeks have become part of our daily lexicon. I live in Mecklenburg County in Charlotte, North Carolina. On March 26, 2020 at 8:00 am, the entire county was told to quarantine in our homes for 21 days. The day prior, my husband and I went to the store to pick up a few items; we were good on toilet paper. Of course, the paper goods and water shelves were already empty and so were the fresh meat cases. I was amazed to see those shelves completely empty. It’s hard not to wonder, what is happening? Read More +

Thoughts on Leading Through the Coronavirus Crisis

By Major General (Retired) Malcolm Frost, Friday, March 27, 2020
The Coronavirus Pandemic has gripped the globe and is having an impact on Americans not seen in generations. This unforeseen, quick moving, and constantly changing crisis has evolved into a second pandemic – the panic, fear and perceptions cascading as a result of the virus. Now more than ever leadership is required. CEOs, executive teams and companies who deal with the crisis effectively will come out the back end with stronger bonds with their clients, improved relationships and connectivity to external stakeholders, and resilient systems and processes to deal with future crises. What are the critical elements leaders should be thinking about and doing during the coronavirus crisis? Read More +

Leader Vulnerability and Proactive Actions During Crisis

By Colonel (Retired) John Vermeesch, Friday, March 27, 2020
In recent days, I've had several conversations with people about the tremendous uncertainty we all face. In some cases, these people are leaders of organizations who are struggling to make sense of what to do and how they will continue to protect and provide for the members of their teams. In these moments of volatility and complexity, leadership can be especially daunting and terribly lonely. Leaders often struggle to know if it is okay to have moments of uncertainty and to question their own abilities to continue to lead their teams. They particularly struggle with how vulnerable they should be with their teammates, often clinging to the adage that “leaders don’t get to have bad days,” fearing that vulnerability will be perceived as weakness. I admit that is an easy path to choose, but I believe there is a difference between admitting you may not have all the answers and being weak. In fact, I believe that humility is an essential element of leadership and being aware of one’s own limitations and abilities and applying that understanding in act of leading may very well be the essence of humility. To that end, I see vulnerability as an important aspect of humility. Read More +

Additional Posts

General Vincent K. Brooks

By LTC (Ret.) John Vigna and Daniel Rice, Friday, February 28, 2020   Read More +

What's Your Leadership Philosophy?

By Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), Tuesday, January 28, 2020   Read More +

How Will You Get After It In 2020?

By Brigadier General (Retired) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D., Tuesday, January 14, 2020   Read More +