All of us are engaged in difficult personal battles. The battle may be a disease, career and personal failure, or direct abuse. Although they are challenging and traumatic events, we can overcome them if we find the strength to persevere and engineer a profound purpose in the midst of uncertainty.
Few prayers are better known than the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis The harmonious prayer serves as a reminder for humility and gratefulness during times of joy and rest and solace during times of sadness.
War between China and the United States is not inevitable. An alliance of cooperation could usher in a new age of peace and prosperity for the world.
Leaders across all disciplines must address the void of leadership that pervades so many organizations. Resolve to fill that void starting today by becoming the indispensable go-to leader everyone turns to during the most difficult times.
Although leaders have to be results-oriented, they can do this by exercising high level interpersonal skills that their team members adopt to further improve the organization. But to achieve success, a leader has to solve problems and make the tough decisions.
General Omar Torrijos, Panama's “maximum leader," brought about the era of the caudillo, and Manuel Noriega continued it with his succession. They were political-military leaders of semi-authoritarian governments, Simón Bolívar’s Bonapartist style of governance, disguised with democratic ideals.
In 1961, President Eisenhower prophetically warned the nation about the growing fusion of the armed forces and corporations. In his view, such a fusion presented a threat to American democracy due to their overemphasized political influence and the accompanying danger of a perpetual march to war.
Leaders need to be able to think strategically and be creative in order to solve the complex problems of today. This will not only make them indispensable to their organization, but it will also allow them to anticipate oncoming challenges and make effective decisions.
To overmatch our challenges and opponents, leaders need to have an understanding of strategic thinking; the strategic environment; the creative process; and problem solving. These aptitudes will make them essential to their organization and anticipate oncoming challenges.
Leaders need to provide purpose, direction, and motivation for the persons they lead. To do this, they must develop six foundational abilities: vision, social intelligence, level 5 leadership, decisiveness, consistency, and reflection.
The United States can no longer ignore the harm Russia is causing since further disintegration of the rules-based international order from a delay to confront Russian actions will lead to disruptions in the world economy, endanger alliances, and create unnecessary human suffering.
The Falkland Islands war provides an illuminating examination into the Argentine military junta’s failed strategic aims entering the war against Great Britain. The Junta’s series of misconceptions and miscalculations found its roots in the ruin of their strategy formulation.
A personal leadership model helps strengthen the individual leader and positively transform an organization to benefit society. This piece presents the Johnson & Johnson Tylenol Crisis case study.
Strategic leaders are able to transform an organization through vision, values, the culture and climate they create, and the systems they develop. A personal leadership model becomes invaluable to make a personal and organizational transformation.
China presently exists under a contradiction of social and therefore economic thought. The contradiction is between the historical culture of the Chinese people, represented by Confucius, and the culture of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and their ‘Chairman’, Mao Zedong.