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Why we do it?
Because it’s the right thing to do. Military Leaders are among the most respected authorities in the world when it comes to the topic of leadership. That said, we believe everyone can learn from the experiences and wisdom of military command leadership–and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff agrees (at least according to this article). For that reason–we’re here to share that story in the best way we can: from the E-Ring to the C-Suite, from the wardroom to the board room. To read more about our philosophy, please see the text below entitled “Why We Write” or read this insightful article.
General Leadership and its authors have been featured in the following media venues:
- 29 Oct 2014 – “The Airplane Geeks” Podcast/Radio Show
- 23 Oct 2014 – Harvard Business Review – A Military Leader’s Approach to Dealing with Complexity
- 28 Sep 2014 – Lexington Institute – Afghan Air Force Rising From The Ashes
- 11 Sep 2014 – Time Magazine – Innovation Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom
- 28 Aug 2014 – Forbes Magazine – Leadership Lessons From Much Further Afield
- 28 Aug 2014 – Trust Across America – Trust is Built upon Shadows
- 27 Aug 2014 – HRZone.com – Four Facets of Leadership I’ve Learned from Heroes
- 22 Aug 2014 – Harvard Business Review – Great Leadership Isn’t About You
- 04 Aug 2014 – Air Force Times – Leaders Who Tweet (p. 18-19, 23)
- 06 Jul 2014 – SwitchandShift.com – Swimming with Jellyfish: A Sea of Virulent Leaders
- 16 Jun 2014 – Huffington Post – What We Can All Learn From Generals About Success and Leadership
- 29 May 2014 – Northwest Prime Radio – USAF Memorial Day LIVE from Kabul, Afghanistan
- 01 May 2014 – Origin Magazine – Interview with Golden Globe Winning Actor Ken Wahl
- 24 Mar 2014 – National Geographic Magazine – From the Battlefield to the Boardroom
- 30 Mar 2014 – Innovation Excellence – What’s in Your OODA Loop
- 01 Apr 2014 – CXOTalk – Leadership Episode
- 02 Mar 2014 – Huffington Post – 10 Leadership Lessons
- 17 Feb 2014 – Lead Change Group – Workplace Flexibility
- 21 Jan 2014 – The Hill – David Webb
- Sep 2013 – CHIPS – Encouraging Innovation, Empowerment, Trust and Collaboration
- David Webb Show, SiriusXM PatriotChannel 125 (monthly)
- 7 Aug 2013 – with Special Guests Papa Joe Bradford of the movie “Unconditional” and Benjamin Kohlmann of Defense Entrepreneurs Forum
- 2 Oct 2013 – with Special Guests Catie Hargrove, Maja Stevanovich and Angela Maiers
- 3 Oct 2013 – The Air Force Times: General Wants Airmen to Help Afghan Force
- 3 Sep 2013 – The Huffington Post : “The Soldiers & the Schoolteachers: An Unlikely Coalition Committed to Liberating Genius in America“
- 20 Aug 2013 – Coppell ISD Convocation : Angela Maiers and Brigadier General Michel Keynote (#cisdlearns)
- Washington Post Interview: “ON LEADERSHIP” By Tom Fox, Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
- Harvard Business Review
- Switch and Shift: John Michel, Angela Maiers, Matthew Fritz, George Fritz, Chris Stricklin
- SAP – Business Innovation
- All Day Man
- SmartBrief – SmartBlogs
- In-Person Radio Appearance on the David Webb Show, SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 (5 March 2013)
- Television Interview on “Wilkow!”, The Blaze TV (5 March 2013)
- Radio Interview on the David Webb Show, SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 (28 Feb 2013)
- Book Reviews at GoodReads.com
- Military Logistics Forum: Who’s Who Q&A
- USTRANSCOM Transforms Command Culture for Future
- USTRANSCOM Strategic Plan Update
- New Strategy to Posture USTRANSCOM for Post-war Future
- Afghan War News – Air Advisors to Afghanistan
- BillStainton.com – Award Winning Performance
- AFA AirSpace Conference (16 Sept 2013 )
- August 2013 – General John E. Michel assumes command of NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan
- September 12, 2013: Military.com News – Afghan Air Force Shows Promise Despite Challenges
- September 16, 2013: Federal News Radio 1500AM
- September 18, 2013: Air Force Magazine – Bridge to the Future
- September 19, 2013: American Forces Press Service – Afghan Air Force Flourishing, ISAF Official Says
- September 20, 2013: American Forces Press Service – ISAF Air Training Commander Describes Delicate Balance
- September 20, 2013: Reuters – U.S. General Sees Problems, Progress in Developing Afghan Air Force
To glean further insight into this one-of-a-kind blog that dispenses advice from America’s General Officers, or to talk to one of the authors, please contact: [email protected]
Why We Write:
Sharing is more than a nicety; sharing is a responsibility. It is the responsibility of every teammate to share what they have learned with their leadership and fellow teammates in order to allow the organization, as a whole, to benefit from the same experience. Our military teammates work for the American taxpayer and maintain the same responsibility to generously share lessons-learned, thereby maximizing opportunities to create rich, mutually beneficial conversations.
In 2013, the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff levied upon his military teammates the following task: “to discuss who we are and what our wars mean to us.” He put the onus on military leaders to learn “how to connect the warrior to the citizen,” and to not only tell stories but listen to the different perspectives of fellow citizens and learn from them, in return. GeneralLeadership.com has heard this calling and is fulfilling the need by connecting our authors with the public, at large. GeneralLeadership.com authors leverage the proven leadership and strategic experience of command-level active and retired members of the United States Military. Our team specializes in providing unique engagement opportunities designed to enhance individual and organizational performance, and are selected for inclusion based upon a record of accomplishment of validated success in senior-ranking positions through which they have gained command experience leading complex challenges in dynamic environments. Through these proven leaders, GeneralLeadership.com provides world-class engagement commensurate with the demanding expectations of high-profile clientele who are seeking accountable leadership insight, training, coaching and development. As proven leaders in peace and war, GeneralLeadership.com’s authors and curators consider it a privilege and responsibility to share what we have learned serving our nation across the globe.
Service is fundamental to our shared American experience …service to family, community, and country. This fundamental desire to serve is what drives people to the military; our recruiters have counted on this motivation to supply our all-volunteer force for over 40 years. Nevertheless, we must realize the military does not hold a monopoly on service or sacrifice. Across our nation, the desire to contribute permeates every aspect of our lives. This drive can be found in involved mothers and fathers, police officers, firefighters, coaches, pastors, peer-mentors and thousands of others who serve their communities each day. Our desire at GeneralLeadership.com is to weave the universal principles of leadership into our conversations with you …one opportunity at a time.
With an eye to our future, we have undertaken a quest and commitment to do everything to cross career-field and cultural boundaries to share the experience of learning with each other. Like you, our team is comprised of citizens who share a common desire to do our part to seed a better tomorrow…for all of us. We understand and recognize that yesterday may have brought us to today, but we must learn from our collective experience to make a better tomorrow a reality.
Overcoming the boundaries between the military and the society it serves requires a deliberate effort to expand our world and our understanding. For military members, it is tempting to stay tucked-away on military bases, socialize solely within the circles of military communities and affiliate with like-minded individuals. For the curators of GeneralLeadership.com, we consider it to be our mission to bridge the divide and bring the experiences, principles and stories amassed through war and military life to you, our readers and subscribers. To be clear, we expect it to be a two-way opportunity to engage. We want to learn from you: to gain from the best leadership principles and lessons in, and out, of service boundaries. Our quest is to help communicate and share the very best ideas and initiatives from the boardroom to the wardroom, the C-Suite to the E-Ring, Corporate America to all of America. Everybody wins when everybody shares the experiences that help people and teams operate at their best. At GeneralLeadership.com, we believe leadership is a universal skill-set…and the measure of success is defined by results, not attributes.
Let the conversation begin!
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