No Loyalty? YOU LOSE!

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Every summer, I try to do something for my own personal development. This summer, it was to get in touch with my “geeky” love of history and catch up (and reacquaint myself) on everything that’s happened in the past 1500 years. I read about the Plantagenet’s, the Tudors, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, Truman, […]

SUPERPOWERS ACTIVATE!!

Yes, I still believe in super heroes! In a quick straw poll of the members of my household on what superpower they would want if given the opportunity, I was quite surprised with the answers. I had two that wanted to fly, one that wanted to be invisible, one that wanted to be able to […]

How To Speak Your Team’s Language!

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It was January, 2009, and (of course) I had come down with my usual Winter sinus infection.  And this one was not your “run of the mill” infection.  It was the kind that made me thirsty all of the time – so much, in fact, that my throat would get so dry that I felt […]

FOLLOW WELL!!

I was a little nervous.  It was, after all, my first periodic evaluation as a new officer.  I knew that I had been working hard, taking care of my people and working to move the mission forward but, in the back of my head, questioned if I had done enough.  I walked into my Commanding […]

Peopleship – The UNsystem to Great Teams!

It’s no surprise to me that, when I speak on leadership, audience members will approach me after and relay their astonishment that I was a Military Officer. That “my positive brand of leadership” is not indicative with what they knew or what they had experienced from the military. It’s no surprise because during my military […]

2 Things You Can Do To Lead Great

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It was a dark and stormy night! Actually, it had been dark and stormy for a while. Thousands of allied troops, transports, and supplies were loaded on ships floating in the North Atlantic; waiting for the order that everything was a “go” for the June 6th, 1944 D-Day invasion of France, Operation Overlord. General Dwight […]

Henry Knew Best..NOT!

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Henry VIII put the King in Kingship. All the kings before him, in my opinion, were just mere warlords. Henry, on the other hand, with his giant ego and belief that God personally anointed him to rule, brought new meaning in what it meant to be King of England. Seriously…. this was a guy who […]

Go Free Range!

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“I’d like to thank my parents for ignoring me as a child!”  I said, gleefully, as I held the trophy over my head in triumph.  Yes, I had won the television trivia contest on board the cruise ship.  My mother, who was in the crowd, didn’t see as much humor in my victory speech as […]

What’s YOUR Superpower?

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Yes, I still believe in super heroes! In a quick straw poll of the members of my household on what superpower they would want if given the opportunity, I was quite surprised with the answers. I had two that wanted to fly, one that wanted to be invisible, one that wanted to be able to […]

Why Size Matters

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If you had met Captain Pat on the street, you would never have guessed that he was an officer in the Navy or that he was responsible for nearly 10,000 people and millions of dollars of in Navy assets. He always had shaving cream behind his ear, appeared to comb his hair with a rock, […]