LEADERSHIP IS NOT A BUZZWORD

The Army has allowed the word leadership to become a buzzword, devoid of real meaning. It is used indiscriminately and applies to what is essentially management or command. That’s what Thomas Williams says and he’s concerned that this misuse of the word has produced failures such as the recent events at Fort Hood. Williams makes the case that it is past time to revise our thinking and to teach leadership as something distinct from management or command.

THE VALUE OF INQUIRY

…he offered a surprising unsolicited opinion. He shrugged his shoulders and quipped that staff rides were overdone. They were great fun but lacked relevance in our digital world. Sometimes chance encounters leave lasting impressions. Earlier this summer in Carlisle, I ran into an officer I served with a few years ago. He is extraordinarily intelligent. […]