An administrator examines the war colleges and the joint professional military education institutions and calls on the schools to employ the optimal mix of military and civilian faculty to encourage the rise of new thinking in vital areas and...
This was my attempt to provide some additional perspective to the debate about the relevancy and effectiveness of the war colleges. I wanted to share some insights from having been a student and faculty member in the system of professional military education as well as a faculty member and administrator in non-military settings. I hope it provokes some discussion, especially with regard to policies and procedures relating to the faculty.
Here's a nice summary of some of my thoughts on Toxic Leadership by my friend and ace San Diego Fire Chief, Brian Fennessy. I think he knows my work better than I do. I love it when insights like these cross contexts.
Jean Lipman-Blumen is a wonderful person and a world-class scholar. This interview was part of a graduate course where the students prepared the questions and introductions while I played the host. They read her work before the class. We later turned off the lights and camera and engaged in a wonderful dialogue.
In her book Toxic Leaders: When Organizations Go Bad, Marcia Whicker describes toxic leaders as “maladjusted, malcontent, and often malevolent, even malicious. They glory in turf protection, fighting, and controlling rather than uplifting ...
Just like toxins in your air, water, or food, toxins in the people around you can cause serious harm--but they don't come with a warning label. Here's a rundown of what to look out for so you can keep yourself safe.
Avoidance is a legitimate approach, but we should also as why it is ok that toxic people are permitted to spread their poison in otherwise world-class organizations.
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The best-selling author explains why these simple qualities make for the most effective leaders.
The problem with trait lists is the fact that there is no positive attribute that doesn't fit. How about honesty? Yup, that's good to have. How about loyalty, affability, helpfulness, respectfulness, kindness? The list goes on and on.
She asked me to wait a minute, went to her room and came back with a piece of paper. It was a list that she had compiled of her important events that I had missed due to work commitments. Talk about a wake-up call.
Feedback is the breakfast of champions. Sometimes it is savory and sometimes it is distasteful, but receiving it and seriously considering its implications is good practice.