November 29, 2020

Kevin Haney “Extraordinary Leadership: Ethical Leadership and Organizational Transformation”

“Cdr. Kevin Haney provided us a two-fold vision of leadership: what it takes to be a great leader and what it takes to be an ethical leader.

Sprinkled with personal stories of his experiences as a Midshipman, a Naval Aviator (including his time at the prestigious Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun)) with more than 850 carrier landings, as well as his more recent experiences educating and training our country’s future naval leaders at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, he captivated his audience with actionable and coherent insights into leadership that provided real take-home value for our Chapter’s members.

Cdr. Haney is highly recommended and received a score of 9.8/10 on the event evaluation.” – Stephen Tansey, President, York Container Company and Education Officer 2011-12, Pennsylvania Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)

See the presentation by Kevin Haney Extraordinary Leadership: Ethical Leadership and Organizational Transformation (PDF)


Peggy Noonan OpEd: America’s Crisis of Character

“People in politics talk about the right track/wrong track numbers as an indicator of public mood. This week Gallup had a poll showing only 24% of Americans feel we’re on the right track as a nation. That’s a historic low. Political professionals tend, understandably, to think it’s all about the economy—unemployment, foreclosures, we’re going in the wrong direction. I’ve long thought that public dissatisfaction is about more than the economy, that it’s also about our culture, or rather the flat, brute, highly sexualized thing we call our culture.  Now I’d go a step beyond that. I think more and more people are worried about the American character—who we are and what kind of adults we are raising…”

Read the rest of the OpEd by Peggy Noonan

Terry Burns and the New York Stock Exchange

When Terry was with Robertson & Co., he believed he was good trader. He consistently made profits for the firm, but like most other specialists, he didn’t win every time. As a result of this Terry struggled with whether or not he would be able to maintain his position. He could not figure out how to be as profitable as many of the other partners in his firm. This problem was shared by all the other members of Robertson &Co. who became part of the new firm. Some of them expressed that they were being pressured to circumvent the rules to better position themselves to make money. In other words, put themselves “in front of the public” (illegal trading).

Read the original article by Terry Burns (PDF)

University of North Carolina Women’s Soccer Team’s Core Values – Anson Dorrance (2006)

Every year when I meet with the rising seniors each week in the spring our discussions center around our core values and what they can do to live them and how they can help drive everyone within the culture to live them as well.  Human nature being what it is, some leaders embrace the personal and public challenge of our discussions and some don’t; just like some people within the culture live the core values and some just don’t have the strength.

Original article by Coach Anson Dorrance 2006 (pdf)

David Brooks OpEd: If It Feels Right…

“When asked to describe a moral dilemma they had faced, two-thirds of the young people either couldn’t answer the question or described problems that are not moral at all, like whether they could afford to rent a certain apartment or whether they had enough quarters to feed the meter at a parking spot.”

Original NY Times OpEd