Leadership and Team: How KU Coach Bill Self Wins

Even if you’re not an avid Kansas University Jayhawks Basketball fan like me, something very cool happened at their recent game against TCU; Head coach Bill Self suited up the team’s senior student manager and put him in the...

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Leadership, Brian Williams and Sea Stories – Gripping Narratives that are Nearly Always Nearly True

Brian Williams, NBC News anchor, has been taking a lot of heat lately. It’s alleged that in retelling his experiences, he has enhanced them in ways that enlarge his role and confirm his status as the “I’m just a...

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Leadership & Teamwork: How Landing on Aircraft Carriers Made Me a Better Leader

Nothing I’ve ever done, or probably will do, compares to the challenge, thrill and sheer adrenaline rush of landing a Navy jet on an aircraft carrier at sea.   A carrier landing is perhaps the most demanding, precise and complex of...

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Leadership Principles That Started in a Navy Cockpit and Took Flight

Ask any group of managers to define leadership, and you’ll quickly build a list of qualities and behaviors that are always interesting and occasionally contradictory.  Great leaders are inspiring, courageous, and compassionate.  They lead from the front, or the...

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