From the category archives:


Trust is never given, it MUST be earned.  The trust between a leader and her team are continually built over time, day after day, project after project.  Unfortunately, it only takes a second to loose your team’s trust through a momentary lapse in judgment. As a leader, the challenge is not only building trust within your organization, but […]

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Last year I reviewed a great leadership book called “It’s Your Ship” by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff. In the book, Captain Abrashoff shares the leadership techniques he used to turn one of the most under-performing warships in the US Fleet (the USS Benfold) into the “best damn ship in the Navy“. Not only is the book full […]


The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of the USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside of the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today’s uncertain business seas.

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Strengths Based Leadership

by Ben on May 16, 2009

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There is an overabundance of highly educated scholars in the field of leadership that have very little managerial experience. Those having experience managing others did so at such a high level they were often disconnected from employees on the frontline. If you’re looking to advance your ability to lead rather than theorize about it, do […]


Responsiblity vs. Accountability

by Ben on May 9, 2009

To help clarify these terms, and improve your understanding of the leadership process, I explain the difference between responsibility and accountability in this post.


My First Experience as a Leader

by Ben on May 8, 2009

It wasn’t until my freshman year in college that I truly began understanding the importance of leadership. Read how marching an enthusiatic group of Girl Scouts around a military campus changed my perspective on what it meant to be a leader.