Wandering Into Wisdom

This blog chronicles the knowledge, insight and wisdom I encounter every day as a leadership consultant, executive coach, educator, father, friend and citizen. This site is dedicated to my father, Louis (Jack) Laughlin, who passed on to me an appreciation for wisdom. A special thanks to my friend Isaac Cheifetz, a businessman and journalist, who helped me understand the value of blogs and encouraged me to write one.

Leading the Troops*

The Army’s Leadership Field Manual utilizes the following axiom to describe effective leadership. “Leaders of character and competence act to achieve excellence.” The manual translates this axiom into the following model.

Be (character)
Know (competence)
Do (action)

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