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Barking Dogs Never Bite

(This was originally written by Lt Col Ron Padavan, CAP and published on While conducting research for the Great Lakes Region Leadership School, I found over 700,000 hits on the internet with the words “military” and “leadership” in them. I personally checked out over 1000 of those hits. What I found was a variety […]

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Recruiting is Sales…

(Maj Bob Haase wrote this originally for OK. You have the freshly mowed head, the spiffy uniform, and a really long list of the great things to do in CAP. You go to the local school, mall, or juvenile detention center looking for new recruits, and lo and behold, there they are! The conversation […]

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The Cadet Who Roared

(this was originally published on In Yelling is not Leadership I tried to show that a lot of the time when your people make mistakes it’s your fault, not theirs. And when it is your fault, yelling at them won’t help – and will often hurt. I unfortunately had an opportunity to see this […]

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