Leadership Box Cutter – Inside the Box

Leadership Box Cutter – Inside the Box

Over a decade ago, upon the recommendation of a friend, I read the book Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box (Arbinger Institute). From the title, I thought I was in for an intense course of study, but comforted somewhat by the fact it was a small...
Major Butch Needs Soft Leadership Skills

Major Butch Needs Soft Leadership Skills

There is much to say on the topic of leading your direct reports. Not only are typical leadership concepts at play, you are shaping future leaders, whether you intend to or not. Direct reports will learn values, practices, and interpersonal scripts. They will also...
Leadership Ecosystem and Trust

Leadership Ecosystem and Trust

Years ago, my son, a new age-worthy boy scout, asked me about a topic he’s heard before, and was mentioned more often in his new scout unit. He asked: What is leadership? I often share variations of the answer I gave him years ago, and to be honest, I don’t recall the...
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