Tag Archives: Leadership

Warcraft As Statecraft: A Synoptic View of Hegemony from Asia

The opening of BRICS summit in Xiamen China yesterday was instructive, for it taught American force planners how best to view our own weaknesses regarding the dismal science, conflict and trade.  Asian political economies aren’t dovish; Hayek’s concept of an … Continue reading

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Leadership: The Ethics of Leading, Being Effective, The Family as Foci

Bush was right when he exclaimed, “getting hammered is what happends when you take a principled stand.”  I often think of this in contrast to the ubiquity of ‘thought leadership’ and other catch-phrases indicative of branding. The problem is this: … Continue reading

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The Charm Offensive & The Obama Budget, What It Portends

The President failed.  His turn around to engage Congress portends that a rude political education is taking place while on the job. Let’s explain. First, whoever runs the House runs Washington. Secondly, the differences between both political parties budgets are … Continue reading

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Isaiah Berlin On Winston Churchill

For all those recent college graduates looking to emulate true leadership, take a look at what Isaiah Berlin found about Winston Churchill:  ‘No strongly centralized political organization feels altogether happy with individuals who combine independence, a free imagination, and a … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu: On Teaching & The Soldiering Of Pupils

For anyone who has struggled teaching youth, take courage for Sun Tzu is your companion. Chapter 10 titled ‘Terrain’ No. 26 reveals:  “If a commander is indulgent, and unable to make your authority felt; kind hearted, but unable to enforce … Continue reading

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The Brilliance Of Sun Tzu: Leadership & Courting Defeat

Chapter 10 titled ‘Terrain’ has a brilliant small essay (No. 10) on the six ways in which men court defeat.  It was left to a brilliant commander who lived during the time of Sun Tzu who became a commentator on … Continue reading

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