I help Not-for-Profit organizations that want to get better — especially those that want to maximize their impact in conflict zones or dangerous areas.  I will work together with you on leadership, strategy, and business operations.  My expertise builds on over 30 years of leadership experience, including leading an airborne infantry task force in combat in Afghanistan and advising 4-star Generals in Afghanistan and civilian and military senior leaders in the Pentagon.

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See my critically acclaimed books:
Leadership: The Warrior’s Art 
This book has been on the professional reading lists of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.
The Counterinsurgency Challenge
This book is an experiential journey in adaptive leadership under extreme conditions.

Practical Leadership

Three Best Ways to Develop Leaders - “I am an extreme introvert,” he confessed. “I get tired at the end of a day of seeing people.  I need time alone to re-charge.  A cocktail party is my...
What can Ice Buckets, Boko Haram, and Monica Lewinsky teach us about turning hashtags into results? - What can Ice Buckets, Boko Haram, and Monica Lewinsky teach us about turning hashtags into results? Non Profits, businesses, social movements, even governments dream of using social media to inspire...
Why Do I Support Central Asia Institute? - Why do I support Central Asia Institute and their mission to advance education, especially for girls, in conflict zones and impoverished rural areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan? Because they make...
Three Ways Non-Profits Can Avoid Catastrophic Success - Catastrophic success occurs when growth outstrips management capacity. A fantastic rise is followed by a precipitous fall from which most individuals and organizations cannot recover. This occurs all too often in...
Ten Ways Great Leaders Lead - Can Non-Profit leaders learn from good leaders in the military?  The similarities in how you bring out the best in people and teams who are motivated by mission and not...
Leadership: How to Get Great Results - How to leaders get great results?  By bringing out the best in their people and teams. Leadership and Bullying Ever been bullied in the workplace?  I have.  It is unacceptable....
Is United Airlines Losing Its Edge? Learning from Its Bad Day at Dulles - As I write this, I should be close to landing at London’s Heathrow airport on United flight 122.  The cabin lights would have just come on; the friendly flight attendants...
Three ways senior leaders failed 1LT Lyle Bouck’s intrepid platoon on 16 December 1944 - His heart was racing a mile a minute.  It might burst out of his chest if he dared to loosen his equipment.  Tomorrow, if he lived to see it, would...
Three Ways to be Inspired by Malala Yousafzai - By age 11, Malala Yousafzai developed what so many adults fail to muster over a life-time — the courage to take a stand. In 2009 she began writing under a pseudonym...
Introducing Sebastian Junger and his new film “Korengal” - On September 17, I introduced Sebastian Junger for a screening of his latest documentary “Korengal.”  Accompanying him at the Pentagon were former Battle Company First Sergeant, Command Sergeant Major Lamonta...

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Articles

70 Years After D-Day, the Legacy of WWII Veterans Carries On - The crash of naval gunfire and aerial bombing grew louder. His Higgins boat, one of thousands in the first wave, tossed in the Channel toward the overcast beaches of Normandy before...