The Last Day of William F. Buckley

The conservative leader William F. Buckley died five years ago yesterday. National Review, the magazine he founded, just published several articles on his life and legacy. I appreciated one from his friend Larry Perelman that described Buckley’s final night on earth. It seems to sum up a good bit of Buckley’s personality and liveliness. Here’s a [Read More…]

Al Mohler: Leadership Is the Expression of Conviction

I’m making my way through an exciting new leadership book by my school’s president, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters (Bethany House, 2012). It is a terrific read, full of deep thinking on leadership driven by biblical wisdom and corroborated through historical examples, with a nice sprinkling of [Read More…]

Exceptional Leaders: David Petraeus’s Four Big Rules of Leadership

Anytime a general has successfully led military efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan, you sit up and take notice when they speak about leadership.  I’m reading Paula Broadwell’s new All In: The Education of General David Petraeus (Penguin, 2012) and am really enjoying it.  Petraeus is a pretty unusual human being and leader. Paraphrasing Broadwell, here’s [Read More…]