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5 Management Lessons from World War 1

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 8:50 AM


The United States formally entered the First World War 100 years ago today. Some of the lessons from that devastating war still offer insights to leaders today.

#1 - Update Strategy with Technology – Machine guns represented a game-changing technology that made the war much deadlier. Strategies and tactics built in the days of calvary charges and muskets failed in the f...

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7 Keys to Success in First 100 Days: Lessons from FDR

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 8:50 AM


President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s (FDR) accomplishments in his first 100 days set a bar against which every subsequent US president has been measured. It is an unfair bar in many ways, as the situation FDR inherited 84 years ago is much different than modern times. It’s also not clear FDR even intended 100 days to be a bar against which to measure his own administration. Wha...

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7 Event Management Lessons from the 2009 Presidential Inauguration

Posted on January 8, 2017 at 9:40 AM

On January 20, 2017, the city of Washington DC will host the most sacred ceremony in the US democracy - the peaceful transition of power from onepresident to another. The last transition in 2009 attracted an estimated 1.8 million spectators from around the country. At about 3x the population of the city of Washington DC, it was the largest crowd in DC history, and probably the largest in US history. Thr...

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5 Ways to "Crisis-Proof" Your Team

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 9:35 AM


If you lead a team for long enough, you will likely face a crisis at some point. Internal things that you rely on every day will break some day. External forces that you plan for can go haywire. Whatever form a crisis takes, leading your team successfully out of the crisis gives you a chance to demonstrate your leadership and quick thinking skills. If you lead your team successfull...

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