Currently Browsing "leadership"

On Gentlemen and Thuggery.

Contrary to popular belief, the role of the company 1stSgt isn’t merely to maintain good order and discipline by providing a never ending supply of fresh charge sheets. Though command personalities and climates vary, I’ve always reminded my commanders that they were to be the gentlemen and I was to be  the thug. Of course, […]

/ / / /
Continue Reading

Message To Garcia! Message To Garcia!

The Terminal Lance strip above caught my eye a while back and it is absolutely on point.  Among the many misused and abused mantras bellowed at subordinate Marines, one that really makes me want to commit acts of violence against Staff NCOs is: “Message to Garcia son! It’s Message to Garcia time!” Unfortunately, leaders who […]

/ / / /
Continue Reading

The Impact Of Words Part I…

Uncategorized

As a leader you can often forget the impact your words make on those around you. Not just in your capacity as a military leader, but even as someone of influence in the everyday lives of your family and neighbors. For instance, I recall having lunch with friends at the Awase Golf Course in Okinawa […]

/ / / /
Continue Reading