TENSIONS AND PARADOXES FACING SENIOR LEADERS (LEADER PERSPECTIVES)

The common thread [in addressing key strategic problems] is the requirement to convert operational ...

BEST MOVIE TO TEACH LEADERSHIP: WHITEBOARD RESPONSE

How do you keep sending your people into the cauldron of combat, repeatedly? … ...

BEYOND THUCYDIDES: HERODOTUS, XENOPHON & UNDERSTANDING WAR (GREAT STRATEGISTS)

What if we spent one day on Herodotus, one day on Thucydides, and one ...

KNOW THY ENEMY: OSAMA BIN LADEN & RISE OF THE NON-STATE ACTOR (GREAT CAPTAINS)

Armed conflict is a deadly business. We in the military profession have a moral ...

GEORGE C. MARSHALL & LEADING THE NATIONAL WAR EFFORT (GREAT CAPTAINS)

As the ‘global’ commander, he oversees all of the Army including the Army Air ...

BEST MOVIE TO TEACH LEADERSHIP? A WHITEBOARD

The over-arching leadership theme that ‘The Post’ so effectively conveys is the familiar choice between ...

REFLECTIONS ON THE HUE CITY MASSACRE (ANNIVERSARIES)

It was the largest battle in the [Vietnam] war in terms of numbers of ...

THE PARTNERSHIP OF ROBERT E. LEE AND STONEWALL JACKSON (GREAT CAPTAINS)

As the Campaigns of 1862 move forward, Lee turns to Jackson more and more ...

*SECOND* BEST FIELD ARMY COMMANDER: WHITEBOARD RESPONSE

attributes essential for field army command: professional competence, courage (physical and moral), initiative, self-confidence, ...

JOHN WARDEN AND THE ENEMY AS A SYSTEM (GREAT STRATEGISTS)

The great benefit of looking at John Warden’s system is that it [employed] effects-based ...

JOHN BOYD AND THE “OODA” LOOP (GREAT STRATEGISTS)

The OODA loop kinda represents how … humans and organizations learn, grow, and survive ...

THE *SECOND* BEST FIELD ARMY COMMANDER — A WHITEBOARD

Destroying enemy armies provides the best litmus test for ranking great army commanders Who’s ...

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I: WHITEBOARD RESPONSE (PART 2)

Planners for future wars must in the next war push the boundaries of where ...

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I: WHITEBOARD RESPONSE (PART 1)

‘if only the politicians had let us do our jobs’ remains a powerful military ...

JUST BE GRATEFUL: THANKSGIVING, 1789

render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a ...

LEADING AND WINNING IN GREAT POWER COMPETITION (LEADER PERSPECTIVES)

We definitely want leaders that know how to win A BETTER PEACE — The ...

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I: A WHITEBOARD

Men and women of all races and backgrounds were transformed by the war, whether ...

HALLOWEEN WHITEBOARD: THE UNDEAD GENERALS, PART 2

there are individuals and events in history so far outside the ordinary that a ...

HALLOWEEN WHITEBOARD: THE UNDEAD GENERALS, PART 1

she laid her hand upon this nation, this corpse, and it rose and followed ...

LEARNING ABOUT LEADERSHIP THROUGH THE CLASSICS (LEADER PERSPECTIVES)

Napoleon stands out in history for being an individual who understood the interplay between ...