Associate Curator Colonel Chris R. Stricklin reminds us that true leadership is not found in an individual, but the individuals developed. So it is with leadership. Those who desire to become outstanding leaders must also help those around them develop leadership skills. The true measure of a leader is not just measured by success of their organization, but by the measure of leaders they influence and develop to follow in their footsteps.… Read the rest
“…you have to make a decision: to be or to do.” Colonel John Richard Boyd (1927-1997)
Senior Curator and GeneralLeadership.com COO, Colonel Matthew T. Fritz relates the importance of a Observe-Orient-Decide-Act decision process as a leader. Told through the lens of life-or-death Fighter Pilot actions, Matthew reminds us working on your cycling-speed will direct your energy towards the success-side of the equation.… Read the rest
Colonel Christopher Levy shares the frugalness of leadership. He explains a good leader is like the fireman on a steam locomotive. If the team needs to work harder due to an impending challenge, the leader can pour on the coal to increase output. Once the challenge is overcome, the leader can reduce the fire to give the team a much-needed break. The key is finding that balance between the two extremes. Determining the appropriate balance to obtain the maximum performance from your team while keeping them motivated, energized and ready for the next challenge is the key to excellent leadership.… Read the rest
Senior Curator and GeneralLeadership.com CEO, Brigadier General Michel shares that we must never forget that we are always serving as role models to others. No matter who you are, where you work, or what title, position, or rank you possess, you will leave your mark, for good or bad, on scores of people. Helping us all to understand why role modeling is the most powerful message we will ever send to those around us.… Read the rest
Overcoming the boundaries between the military community and society requires a deliberate effort to open our world. It is tempting to stay on our military bases, live in military communities and only talk to those we know. For the curators of The General Leadership Foundation, it is our mission to bring the experiences, principles and stories amassed through war and military life to the public. On the other side of this motivation, we want to learn from you, to garner your leadership principles and lessons from the non-military world. It is our belief leadership is a universal skill-set…and is defined by results, not attributes.… Read the rest
It is the responsibility of every employee to report back to his or her supervisors what they have learned and allow the organization to benefit from that experience. As military members, we work for the American taxpayer. It is our responsibility to generously share our lessons-learned and maximize opportunities to create mutually beneficial conversations.
We created The General Leadership Foundation to facilitate connection between you and America’s most trusted leaders in order to promote growth and learning. We believe leadership is a choice, experience promotes growth and our individual example is the most powerful tool we possess to influence positive change.… Read the rest