The summer of 1992 marked the first time the United States would present a basketball team to the Olympics composed of current players from the National Basketball Association (NBA). Players selected for the team consisted of superstars Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Scotty Pippen, Karl Malone, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson and Charles Barkley, to name a few. At the time, they were referred to as the greatest sporting team ever assembled and would earn the renowned nickname, “Dream Team” from Sports Illustrated.… Read the rest
Take a lesson from the tiny fruit-fly and apply it to your interaction within your Team…through engagement, preparation and constructive collaboration and watch your team evolve to a higher species!
Senior Curator and GeneralLeadership.com COO, Lt Col Mathew T. Fritz discusses confrontation from a fruit fly’s perspective.… Read the rest
Sadly, the following is a true story: I had been tasked to provide a briefing to a leader whose reputation had preceded him by a wide margin. This particular leader was extremely powerful in his area of performance, and was widely known for a brash personality. When my colleague and I had been appointed to share our briefing with this leader, the enmity he was rumored to feel towards our branch of the organization was at an all time high. Contrary to what you might expect I looked forward to this brief like no other.… Read the rest
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way,
…and shows the way.
Few leaders it seems, especially those serving in politics, are able to live up to the lofty ideal of being considered a stalwart of character and integrity. However, Abraham Lincoln most certainly qualifies as one such man.
Most people are aware of Lincoln’s numerous failures before he became president as the stories are widely circulated: Failed romantic relationships, failed business ventures, and failed political campaigns. The list of failures was long indeed. But, one failure that has never been attributed to this great man is his failure to live up to his legendary commitment to honesty.… Read the rest
We pause today to remember the events which occurred on 11 September 2001, and reflect upon how they completely changed our nation, our people and our world. We reverently remember al those whose lives were lost on that day, and all those who have since given the ultimate sacrifice in service to the War on Terror. We are also mindful of the many who still suffer today, through injury or loss, as a result of the days attacks and the many tragic and heroic related events over the last 13 years. Without a doubt, all of us were affected in some way by the event or the ensuing actions which have occurred since. … Read the rest