Tag: Leadership

Organizations come and go. Sears, at one time, was the largest retailer and employer in the United States. Sears dominated the retail industry for decades. In 1991 Sears lost the title as the largest U.S. retailer but still seemed unconcerned about the future. During its more than 100 year reign…

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Posted: January 8, 2020 by the

Featured article: Bureaucracy in Service of a Madman by Matthew Tompkins When President Nixon attempted his “Madman Theory” gambit to pressure the North Vietnamese into peace talks, he is said to have instructed Henry Kissinger to “slip word to them that ‘For God’s sake, you know Nixon is obsessed about Communism. We can’t restrain him when […]

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Featured article: Organizational Ethics Gone Wrong by Jonathan Bailey and Ted Thomas “Fat” Leonard Francis, owner of Glenn Defense Marine Asia and a good friend to the Navy leadership for over a decade, defrauded the U.S. Navy for $35 million dollars. The investigation that followed implicated scores of Navy personnel, including admirals, in the corruption […]

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The eighth presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for academic year 2019 featured Dr. Ted Thomas, director of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College’s (CGSC) Department of Command and Leadership. Thomas was joined by Chaplain (Maj.) Jonathan Bailey, CGSC ethics instructor. The two presented on the topic of ethics in leadership on Mar. […]

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Featured article: Women and Leadership by Kevin P. Shea The defense of our nation is a shared responsibility. Women have served in the defense of this land for years before our United States was born. They have contributed their talents, skills and courage to this endeavor for more than two centuries with an astounding record […]

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Featured article: Evolving Band-Aids to Global Crisis: For Want of U.S. Leadership by Mark Sweberg and Allan Childers Change is in the wind for the U.S. Army. Indeed, it is in the wind for all the Services as the strategic focus of the U.S. shifts from Europe to the Pacific and as the military adjusts […]

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Posted: April 25, 2018 by the

Featured article: Adaptive Leadership: The Leader’s Advantage by Bill McCollum and Kevin Shea The National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering statistics survey for fiscal years 2015–2017 estimates obligations for federally funded research and development programs and initiatives will exceed $12 billion in 2017. While this amount appears staggering, few in research and […]

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Featured article: Why We Can’t All Just Get Along: Overcoming Personal Barriers to Inter-Organizational Effectiveness and Finding Your Personal Coupler for Success by William J. Davis, Jr. DoD placed Pakistan and India in separate geographic combatant commands in order to foster U.S. military relationships with each country, given their history of tension and conflict. In contrast, […]

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The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) recently published a new installment in their “News From The Front” series focused on the experiences of Department of State personnel in interagency operations. Leveraging the Interagency: Insights from the U.S. Department of State Leadership is a collection of articles related to U.S. national security. The articles focus […]

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Featured article: The Vision Process: Seven Steps to a Better Organization by Matthew J. Bonnot and Carey W. Walker When someone mentions the need for a vision in an organization, more seasoned leaders tend to roll their eyes at the concept and snicker and with good reason. New leaders seem to publish vision statements much the same […]

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