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.
A few reasons why veterans make excellent entrepreneurs. Does military experience translate to leadership and business savvy? A glance at today's most successful corporations would suggest that it does.
Career Coach: How to detect subtle forms of bullying at work Washington Post I have heard employees tell me about how their home lives were greatly affected since they spent so much mental energy stressing about their toxic work situation.
Toxic leaders are often adept and cunning in their behavior.
What will be the hot leadership skills of the future? The ability to thrive amid uncertainty? To handpick talented employees in a remote region of China? Or just to stay awake as you’re asked to globe-trot three continents in three days?
4 signs that your bad boss behaviour might be infiltrating your entire workforce—and what you can do to stop the damage (RT @DazeMgmt: Are you guilty of any of these 4 things that make you a toxic leader?
Many toxic leaders appear to be remarkably unaware or unconcerned about how their behavior is impacting others. They a masters of rationalization and find ready justification for their treatment of others.
Don't keep your employees in the dark when it comes to the company's finances. Educating them on the state of the business makes for a more engaged team. How much should we tell our employees about the business's finances?
If you do not provide a narrative to your team they will surely come up with a story of their own.
Most companies have these statements--and usually they say more or less the same thing. See the problem?
There's nothing wrong with making aspirational and inspirational statements, but when the rhetoric strays too far from actual experience the result can be detrimental to the organization. The resulting cynicism and sense of betrayal can present a problem.
A toxic leader is one who typically thrives on controlling their surroundings, inclusive of the people that work for and with them. They tend to micro-manage all aspects of work within their locus of control, display a lack of trust ...
There is a long standing belief in business that people performance follows the Bell Curve (also called the Normal Distribution). This belief has been embedded in many business practices: performance appraisals, compensation models, and even how we get graded in school. (Remember "grading by the curve?") Research shows that this statistical model, while easy to [...]
A leader’s experiences – successful and otherwise – create powerful memories that influence future decisions. Unfortunately, experience also fosters leadership blind spots. “Success is a lousy teacher.
A man was walking through the forest and saw a fox that had lost its legs. He couldn’t help wondering how it was able to survive. A few minutes later he saw a tiger come by with some game in its mouth.