During last Saturday’s radio show, we talked about characteristics we’d like to see in the new candidates who are stepping forward for 2014 campaigns in Georgia – about the need for Next Generation…Continue
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Leaders who make a difference
Just this past week I was in uniform, at Advanced Training Flight at the United States Marine Corps base in Albany, teaching a course that I wrote using leadership case studies from major military events that illustrate that one person making a decision can change the world. In one of these case studies, a simple schoolteacher in the most desperate of situations, when all seemed hopeless, made a decision that changed not only the direction of the battle,…Continue
At the Memorial Day commemoration at the National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia, I served as the officer-in-charge, wearing my dress blue uniform. This uniform, as well as those of the other soldiers and veterans reminded us – as did the honor guard firing three rifle volleys and the buglers playing “Taps” – of the selfless individuals that once stood beside us; and as officers, of the men who stood before us, in combat as well as in ceremonies. This uniform not only represents them, but…Continue
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
In centuries past, during a time of war a country could issue a license called a Letter of Marque and Reprisal that allowed privately owned ships to capture vessels of its enemy and keep the results from the sale of the captured ship and its cargo. With this commission, these actions were considered privateering, instead of the free agents of piracy (as in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies). Operating independently of the navy, the…Continue
During last Saturday’s radio show, we talked about characteristics we’d like to see in the new candidates who are stepping forward for 2014 campaigns in Georgia – about the need for Next Generation leadership and for candidates with the experience to represent us not only in our communities and our state, but to the rest of the world.
Experience – of how the world works, and what has been done to…Continue