Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without strategy. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr (1934-2012) Leadership is a subject with many different areas. That being so, there are a lot of different factors which determine why some people are successful leaders. But ask yourself this: do I… Continue reading Leadership


Many of our motives, so obvious to us, are never perceived by the people we talk to. Many instances of rudeness, stubbornness, inconsiderateness, or refusal to cooperate are really caused by differences in conversational style. Deborah Tannen (born 1945) It is good for us to reflect upon our motives, intentions, and attitudes. What may be… Continue reading Attitudes


You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere. Lee Iacocca (1924-1919) Most people would accept that to succeed, you need a vision. But vision alone is not enough. Action is needed as well. And one of the important actions you need is to communicate your… Continue reading Communication


Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now–always. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) Scientific truth is ever changing. Even now, for example, scientists do not universally agree that global warming is man-made. Over the last several thousand years the earth has been both cooler and warmer than it is now. This does not… Continue reading Truth


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) Reflection: I am including this quotation because this is all about a quality we are seriously lacking in this day and age – integrity.… Continue reading Character


“Men and women need and want recognition of their value and uniqueness. The goal is not to make women more like men, or men more like women, but for everyone to become most like themselves.”  Eleanor Brantley Schwartz (born 1937)  in The Sex Barrier in Business Reflection: I am more than happy to celebrate the differences… Continue reading Differences


“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Reflection: Listening is not just what you hear; rather, hearing is only a part of listening. Also, you cannot communicate effectively if you do not listen. If you are listening to something then you are paying… Continue reading Communication


“Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,Who never to himself hath said,This is my own, my native land!Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,As home his footsteps he hath turn’d,From wandering on a foreign strand!” Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) from ‘The Lay of the Last Minstrel’ Reflection:  Although written about Scotland, these sentiments surely strike… Continue reading Patriotism