The Birth of a Leadership Blog
Welcome to the Command Performance Leadership blog; a blog dedicated to the discussion of military and corporate leadership competencies, as well as principled values, virtues and wisdom, to guide military and business professionals to victory. The ideas, opinions and contributions to this blog’s discussions are intended to tie experiences and knowledge from military leadership to its application in a corporate environment.
This blog is a companion to an online LinkedIn group I started called Command Performance – Military and Corporate Leadership. When I started that LinkedIn group, my goal was to discuss the synergies between military and corporate leadership and management, and to attract people who come from both the military and civilian worlds to offer their experience and knowledge about fundamental leadership skills. This blog will serve the same purpose, and will hopefully produce the same results.
Additionally, I have been eager to write a book about military leadership. I am (slowly) working on a book called “Military Leadership – Concepts of Command (The Comprehensive Study of the Leadership of the United States Military).” Ultimately, the blog and the book will coexist here, and the pages of the book will evolve.
I have become quite fascinated with the multidimensional subject of leadership, and especially military leadership. As a veteran of the United States Navy, I have a great deal of respect for those who serve our military, and those who lead them. Throughout history, men like Julius Caesar, Napoleon, George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George S. Patton Jr., William “Bull” Halsey, Chester Nimitz, Douglas MacArthur, and more recently H. “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf, Tommy Franks and David Petraeus, have excelled at the profession of arms because of their leading by example.
With all of this as the foundation, here we are today opening this blog. I am excited to get all of this started. I sincerely hope that you join me for this journey into the study of leadership, and that you follow and contribute to this wide-ranging discussion.
I am pleased that you have visited my blog. This blog is meant to be informative and interactive. I invite you to share your comments on any of the posts. Additionally, I would like to hear from you. Let me know what leadership topics we should discuss. Under the Connect tab, on the right side of the blog’s main page, you will find links to my LinkedIn profile; feel free to connect. Also, a link to my email is there. I welcome your direct input via email.
I sincerely hope that you find this blog to be educational and inspiring. Thank you for your support, and I look forward to blogging with you.
Dale R. Wilson
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