Tag Archives: military

Update: Myanmar and Muslim Violence, with Military Leadership Framing the Crisis

Last week I wrote about Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence in the face of Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing, and international criticism from other Nobel prize winners around the world. New sources point now more to the challenges of military leadership, dominating this crisis on both sides of the conflict. Violence and discrimination against the Ryohinga Muslim […]

Update: Violence in Myanmar, and Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence

My last blog asked leadership questions about the role of Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s apparent complicity with the military regime she fought against. Here are resources to help understand the unfolding situation there, and the attempts to get to the truth about what is happening in Myanmar. Other members of the international […]

Antidote to the Bathsheba Syndrome: Nathan as Spiritual Leader

Soldier and businessman David Petraeus has become the poster-dude for the David Syndrome (also known as the Bathsheba Syndrome, in popular parlance.) Now, thanks to CDR Stallard and Major Sanger, in the Marine Corps Gazette,  we have a spiritual view of the antidote, the Nathan Solution. The Nathan Solution hearkens back to the Bible story […]

MacArthur Fellow Margaret Stock: “People are Power.”

In an interview with 2013 MacArthur Fellow Margaret Stock, the immigration lawyer said something so simple it was profound: “People are power, but we’ve forgotten about that.” Leaders and followers, individuals and organizations — that’s a problem that Stock has worked for years to correct. Stock’s passion happens to be a combination of two issues […]

Cartoons about Aung San Suu Ki: Images of Leadership in Crisis

Aung San Suu Ki’s release from house arrest in 2010 was celebrated in Burma and by the international community, and her work in the parliament has been praised and criticized.  Here are three recent cartoons painting a picture of her triumphs, celebrity and challenges since her release from house arrest. She has said: “Sometimes I […]

Bathsheba Syndrome: the Military Challenges Itself

I’ve discussed the Bathsheba Syndrome from a lot of different leadership perspectives, and recently discovered some interesting discussions particularly from a military perspective.  These resources suggest that this “syndrome” is  “cured” or “prevented” by creating accountability in relationships  and having a clear sense of personal ethics. The most thorough is a YouTube panel discussing the […]

The Bathsheba Syndrome, a Modern Obsession: Sexuality, Morality and Leadership

Ever since the David Petraeus Scandal last November, there’s been a lot of buzz about the Bathsheba Syndrome and the ethical lapses of powerful married men in the military and politics. The fall from grace is blamed mostly on the disconnection of the powerful from moral standards, a psychological disorder of power. But there’s levels […]