Category: "Leadership"

What Military Personnel Should Know About Ben Ghazi

Colonel Phil "Hands" Handley is credited with the highest speed air-to-air gun kill in the history of aerial combat. He flew operationally for all but 11 months of a 26-year career, in aircraft such as the F-86 Sabre, F-15 Eagle, and the C-130A Hercules.

Additionally, he flew 275 combat missions during two tours in Southeast Asia in the F- 4D and F-4E. His awards include 21 Air Medals, 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the Silver Star.

Here is what Col. Handley wrote in response to Panetta and Dempsey's claims there was no time to send help to Benghazi.

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Jerry Boykin to Chuck Hagel - Tell the Truth NOW!

Link: http://cnsnews.com/commentary/lt-gen-ret-jerry-boykin/former-special-forces-commander-hagel-don-t-wait-book-deal-tell

Public statements made today by President Obama and Secretary Hagel regarding the state of our military do not reflect reality. Once Secretary Hagel leaves his position, he should speak out about the impact of the President's policies on military readiness as well as his feckless foreign policy. It would be wrong to wait, like his predecessors, until a book deal comes along.

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How Good Measures, In Isolation, Can Be Bad

How Good Measures, In Isolation, Can Be Bad

By: Stacey Barr the Performance Measure Specialist

Call centres and technical support and help desk managers love to measure their staff. The belief is that when they can measure someone, they will have more control over the performance of the person or the work. But the control is an illusion...

Recently I was travelling for work, and tried to use my broadband wifi dongle with my Windows Surface. It just wouldn't work, so I contacted my provider for some help, using their online chat service. (I used my mobile phone as a hotspot for internet access, just in case you're wondering how I did this without the dongle working).

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Top Eight Networking Rules

You know the type. The people with obnoxious laughs, pushy pitches, and the ability to corner you at industry conferences and talk about themselves continuously for what seems like hours? The ones who clearly mean well, but their lack of etiquette can make you wish you hadn't even gone?

Here's a friendly suggestion: Don't be that person.

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Ronald Reagan First Acceptance Speach

This speach was given 17 July 1980.

Mr. Chairman, Mr. Vice President to be, this convention, my fellow citizens of this great nation:

With a deep awareness of the responsibility conferred by your trust, I accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. I do so with deep gratitude, and I think also I might interject on behalf of all of us, our thanks to Detroit and the people of Michigan and to this city for the warm hospitality they have shown. And I thank you for your wholehearted response to my recommendation in regard to George Bush as a candidate for vice president.

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Lincoln's Letter to Horace Greeley

Lincoln's Letter to Horace Greeley

Executive Mansion,
Washington, August 22, 1862.

Hon. Horace Greeley:
Dear Sir.

I have just read yours of the 19th. addressed to myself through the New-York Tribune. If there be in it any statements, or assumptions of fact, which I may know to be erroneous, I do not, now and here, controvert them. If there be in it any inferences which I may believe to be falsely drawn, I do not now and here, argue against them. If there be perceptable in it an impatient and dictatorial tone, I waive it in deference to an old friend, whose heart I have always supposed to be right.

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The Psychodynamic Approach

Psychodynamic Approach

This reaction paper discusses the psychodynamic approach to leadership styles and how it applies to my effectiveness as a leader. In this discussion of the psychodynamic approach, I will juxtapose my personal leadership style based on my personality type with the situation to give an accurate picture of how personality style dictates my behavior. Personality refers to the consistent pattern of thinking, feeling, and the way of acting (McCrae & Costa (1990). Since we will deal with personalities, it can be assumed that no two situations will elicit identical responses from the leader because they are situational and emotionally different. My leadership style will be assessed using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and how my temperament type is expressed in the workplace.

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