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Lee’s Lessons

Here are my personal notes on Robert E. Lee on Leadership: Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision, by H. W. Crocker III. Robert E. Lee on Leadership — Lee’s Lessons 1. Understanding Lee 1.1. Accept life as it is and make … Continue reading

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When Elephants Fight

There is an old African proverb that says: “When two elephants fight, the grass suffers.”  So, if you are a casual observer on safari– Keep your distance from fighting elephants. Avoid male elephants in musk– they can be aggressive. Don’t … Continue reading

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My Maimonides

Most of us have a mentor, personal coach, counselor, or other person that we get advice or counseling from. If someone doesn’t have such a resource, they need to get one. Maybe several, depending on the type of question at hand. Some … Continue reading

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Weekly Project Ritual

All of us jump to conclusions(1) once in a while– its because we don’t have perfect information at the time we make a decision. Especially when we have a complex technical solution to deliver, this reality can present a challenge. … Continue reading

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Chickens

Imagine you are a Peace Corp worker in some third world country– let’s call it Budzaria. You find that the local Budzarian people are not getting enough protein in their diet, and that one cause is that while they do … Continue reading

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The Other 1%

On a previous post, I mentioned that about 1% of the people we meet are going to be sociopathic. This shouldn’t be a big surprise. No one promised that life was going to be fair, and if we take a … Continue reading

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Your Problem

Your Problem is not the Problem: Dyana Valentine “Dyana Valentine is not for the faint of heart. She’s spent 13+ years teaching leaders to listen to themselves and complete seemingly impossible projects—we’re talking major brand overhauls, six-figure product launches, full-fledged … Continue reading

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The Sociopath

All of us have that 1% of all people that we might work with, socialize with, or are otherwise socially challenged by. Perhaps they are socially inept– a sociopath, and perhaps it is you (or me). It is probably a … Continue reading

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Military Intelligence

I recall a conversation at DISA, several years ago, when they were in Arlington, VA. They are the IT department for active duty military and the White House. It was specifically brought to my attention there that DoD is the … Continue reading

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Israel and Iran: A love story?

From: http://www.ted.com/talks/israel_and_iran_a_love_story.html and: http://www.ted.com/speakers/ronny_edry.html– ‘When war between Israel and Iran seemed imminent, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry shared a poster on Facebook of himself and his daughter with a bold message: “Iranians … we [heart] you.” Other Israelis quickly created … Continue reading

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