Duty and Honor to TELL the TRUTH

At West Point, the honor code states that a “cadet will not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those that do.”  I left West Point in 1977 and have adhered to that code my entire adult life.  When I arrived at Fort Hood Texas for my first duty assignment, I...
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Adaptive Leadership is Essential

Adaptive leadership is critical across our Nation.  In today’s environment, circumstances change almost continuously.   Resources that were counted on are no longer available.  Weather, war, natural disasters, and economic issues all impact what we do day to day.   To...
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The Hearts of Leaders

Recently, Sarah and I spoke to one of the business units of the DFW airport.  We focused on how they can provide better service to folks traveling through DFW. In the service industry, folks should always have an attitude characterized by the phrase:  “The...
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Helping One Wounded Warrior

On Tuesday Sarah and I had the privilege to work on one of our passions—helping Wounded Warriors.  We are working with HEB and the Gary Sinise Foundation to build a mortgage free “smart home” for GySgt (Retired) Guillermo Tejada and his Family. ...
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Shaping Future Leaders Between Recess and Show & Tell

Last week I had the privilege of conducting a Skype session with 4 second grade classes from the Pflugerville Elementary School.  All told, it was about 80 students, our Nation’s future. We talked about freedom.  I emphasize that freedom wasn’t free, and...
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