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Achieve Professional Competence
Richard Martin
In the next weeks I will be focusing on each of the 10 leadership principles I learned as an officer in the army. This the first of these principles.
Can companies do better in preparing their executives for crises?
Richard Martin
BP CEO Tony Hayward's performance in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico leads us to ask if companies can better prepare their executives for crises.
Companies Run They Way They Are Led
Richard Martin
BP's Gulf of Mexico oil disaster and the wave of losses and government scrutiny that have washed over Wall Street in the last year and a half have something in common.
Competence Is the Heart of Leadership
Richard Martin
A common misunderstanding about leadership is that it absolutely requires charisma and personal “style.” These elements won’t harm leadership, but they don’t create it.
A crisis requires leadership, not just managing image and public relations
Richard Martin
When a crisis strikes, you can't just manage in the normal manner, you also have to exercise effective crisis leadership. Too often executives see their role during a crisis as managing the organizati...
Dr. Cameron Durrant named one of PharmaVOICE's 100 most inspiring people in the pharmaceutical industry for 2010
Dr. Cameron Durrant, MD, MBA, Alzheimer's Disease & Pharmaceuticals/Biotec
Anavex Life Sciences Corp. ("ANAVEX") (OTCBB: AVXL) announced that Dr. Cameron Durrant, the company#s Executive Chairman, has been named by PharmaVOICE as one of the 100 most inspiring people in the p...
Global Publication of Brilliant Manoeuvres - How to Use Military Wisdom to Win Business Battles
Richard Martin
Richard Martin proudly announces the global publication Brilliant Manoeuvres: How to Use Military Wisdom to Win Business Battles, which is now available through all major online retailers around the w...
Great Leaders Embrace Competition and Conflict
Richard Martin
One of the most powerful things a leader can do is surround him or herself with competent people. Unfortunately, I often encounter leaders in positions of trust and authority that prefer weak subordin...
Managing well is just as important for outstanding leadership as inspiration and transformational qualities
Richard Martin
People often say that leadership and management are two different things. This is true in one sense, but in another it isn't.
Richard Martin's Monday Morning Brilliant Manoeuvre - 8 April 2013
Richard Martin
When I was a young platoon commander in the army, I had a commanding officer who told us that the true measure of leadership success was to be respected, not liked. When you're respected, you influenc...
Richard Martin's Monday Morning Brilliant Manoeuvres - 25 March 2013
Richard Martin
Leading from the front is needed to set the example, the tone, and the pace of an operation or project. On the other hand, once things are fully underway in the right manner, it is time to pass the ba...
Richard Martin's Monday Morning Brilliant Manoeuvres -- 13 May 2013
Richard Martin
Often, the best intelligence comes from ˜troops in contact with the enemy. They can see what's happening and can provideground truth to corroborate or validate the opinions and assessments made throug...
Richard Martin's Monday Morning Brilliant Manoeuvres -- 20 May 2013
Richard Martin
A key role for every leader is mentoring and coaching his or her subordinates so they develop to their full potential.
So You Think It's Easy to Lead During a Crisis?
Richard Martin
Decision-making and leading during a major crisis - such as the current catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico - is difficult and stressful for a leader.
Sources welcomes Adam Strimaitis, Author of The Millionaire Moron
Adam Strimaitis, Author of The Millionaire Moron
Sources welcomes a new member: Adam Strimaitis, Author of The Millionaire Moron. Adam Strimaitis is an author, professional speaker and corporate trainer.
Sources welcomes BlueRush
BlueRush is a full service digital marketing company focused on developing highly engaging and interactive solutions using Web 2.0 technologies, award-winning rich media animation and video production...
Sources welcomes Chris Chopik, Professional Speaker, Writer, and Founder of
Chris Chopik, Professional Speaker, Writer, and Founder of www.EvolutionGre
Sources welcomes Chris Chopik, Professional Speaker, Writer, and Founder of
Sources welcomes Leading Communicators Inc.
Leading Communicators Inc.
Leadership communication: Assessments & Solutions
Sources welcomes Richard Martin
Richard Martin
Sources welcomes a new member: Richard Martin. Richard Martin is President and Founder of Alcera Consulting Inc. He helps individuals and organizations to thrive and leverage opportunities in the face...
Sources welcomes Steven Goldhar, President and Founder of Sundance Media Inc.
Steven Goldhar, President and Founder of Sundance Media Inc.
Sources welcomes a new member, Steven Goldhar, President and Founder of Sundance Media Inc.
The Three Levels of Leadership
Richard Martin
One of the challenges many managers and leaders face is in understanding the distinctions between levels of leadership. Though there is a common basis of theory and practice, the requirements of tacti...
Why Enbridge's CEO Is Leading from the Front
Richard Martin
The presence of Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel on the front lines of the pipeline spill in Michigan apparently has some people stumped. Why is he spending so much time in Michigan, talking to people and maki...

Sources Select Resources

The End of the "Leaderless" Revolution
A Global Fallacy and the Military Intervention in Egypt
Tugal, Cihan
When movements don't have (or claim not to have) ideologies, agendas, demands and leaders, they can go in two directions: they can dissipate (as did Occupy), or serve the agendas of others. The end of...
Review: Leadership from within
Cowan, Kirsten
An outline of skills and leadership techniques.
The Sources HotLink
A website and newsletter dealing with media relations strategies.
When the Unimaginable Happened
Mandela: the Movie
Avnery, Uri
Mandela: the Movie is a very accurate film, depicting what actually happened in South Africa, and one cannot help thinking about it again and again.

Sources Bookshelf

Brilliant Manoeuvres
How to Use Military Wisdom to Win Business Battles
Martin, Richard
Based on the author's experience as a soldier, a business consultant and an entrepreneur, the book explains how and why military leaders and planners actually think and operate. It then translates thi...
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Why Leaders Lie
The Truth about Lying in International Politics
Mearsheimer, John J.
A systematic analysis of lying as a tool of statecraft, identifying the varieties, the reasons, and the potential costs and benefits.


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