Category Archives: Business

The US Needs a Bipartisan Approach to Foreign Crises

Throughout our history as a nation, the President typically spoke for the US when dealing with foreign crises. The political party leaders and politicians either supported the President or they remained quit on the subject in an effort to show … Continue reading

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The Arguments for and against “Leading from Behind”

This phrase of “Leading from Behind” has been used by many in the White House and Congress lately. Some say that this is an appropriate strategy that allows the US to influence situations from behind the scenes without getting fully … Continue reading

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Once a Leader, Always a Leader

Leadership isn’t something that you acquire over time with training and experience. It isn’t something outside of you that you strive for or a thing that can be obtained. Rather it is a piece of your personal genetic code that … Continue reading

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It’s All About the “L” Word: Leadership

Leadership has always been the key ingredient in any recipe for government and business success. From leadership flows an organization’s vision, values, structure, concept of operations, and approach to create and maintain a robust workforce. The reality is that there … Continue reading

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The Veterans Administration is Big Government at its Worst

The 9/11 Memorial Dedication Ceremony was held May 15th in New York City to honor the approximately 3000 who were killed by terrorists at the World Trade Center. A very moving ceremony, the speakers cited stories of courage, sacrifice, and … Continue reading

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Another 911 Call to the White House from a Country in crisis

A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC Poll showed that Americans are weary of war. Only 19% of those polled say that they want America more involved in foreign affairs while 77% say that the US should either maintain its current level … Continue reading

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To Support and Defend the Constitution of the United States – updated

Should all US citizens take an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States? The President, Vice President, Federal Government officials and employees of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches, the military, State officials plus individuals sworn … Continue reading

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