LEAD, FOLLOW, OR GET OUT OF THE WAY

 

In way of explanation, my tag line is an adaptation of a now favorite quote:

“Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way”

— General George Patton

I did not realize it at the time, but I had this concept drummed into my head in 1971 at Fort Knox, KY. As a trooper in Advanced Individual Training (AIT), training to become an armored recon scout, it was our class motto. “Delta Devils – 5 Recon, Lead, Follow, or get the H*ll out of the way” was screamed in unison each time we took our seats for instruction. At that time I realized we were building pride in our unit, D/5R/2, designating D Troop, 5th Squadron, 2nd Training Brigade. No one explained that General Patton, the father of armor had coined the phase years before.

Thanks for stopping in.

Leadership coach, trainer, and speaker

Currently working in healthcare as the VP of Facilities Development for a large long term care facility in northern New Jersey. Recently became certified by John Maxwell to coach, train, and speak using his material. This has led to working with individuals and organizations wanting to raise their level of leadership and over all performance. Finding that to be a real passion, the blog / web site has become a platform to share thoughts and resources that have been found to be helpful.

Comments Policy

As you know the Web is about the conversation. But without a few simple ground rules, that conversation can turn into something less than intended, discouraging others from joining in.

So here is my comment policy, you agree to the following:

1. DUE TO A RECENT ISSUE WITH SPAM, THOSE WANTING TO COMMENT ARE ASKED TO REGISTER. MY APPOLOGY FOR THE INCONVIENENCE.
2. You may post anonymously. I don’t recommend it but you may do so if you wish. Please note my spam control puts any questionable content in queue for approval and any questionable names or content are either deleted of not posted. I will be monitoring how this is enforced.
3. You may post follow-up questions. If you have a question, chances are you are not alone. Others are likely thinking similarly. It is better use of my time to address everyone at once rather than individually.
4. You may disagree with me. I welcome debate. However, I ask that if you disagree with me or anyone else, do so in a way that is respectful.
5. I reserve the right to delete your comments. This is my blog. I don’t have an obligation to publish your comments. The First Amendment gives you the right o express your opinions on your blog, not mine.

Specifically, I will delete your comments if you post something that is, in my opinion, snarky; off-topic, libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or otherwise violates or encourages others to violate my sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or “spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services. You may however, post a link to your site or most recent blog.

6. You retain ownership of your comments. I do not own them and I expressly disclaim any liability that may result from them. By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownwership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.
7. You grant me a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non exclusive, and royalty free. You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, and display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any form, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.

In short, my goal is to host interesting conversation with caring, honest, and respectful people. I believe this simple comments policy will facilitate this.

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