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The 20-foot Goal

The 20-foot Goal

By MG John Gronski (USA, Ret,) I love to go on trail runs. I find a great deal of enjoyment in going on runs in the mountains of Pennsylvania on hiking trails and single-track paths. A few weeks ago, I was on one such run. I was at around mile four and found myself...
The Entrepreneurial Mindset

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

By MG John Gronski (USA, Ret.) Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? A friend of mine who is working on his Ph.D. recently asked if he could conduct an interview with me as a requirement for his program of study. He is involved in a project that focuses on the...
All In or Go Home

All In or Go Home

By MG John Gronski (USA, Ret.) Jim Sursely was a remarkable man. He passed away on May 30, 2021, after living an inspiring life. He motivated many people but the lesson he told that resonated most with me was that you had to be all in, 100%, if you were going to...
Upward Leadership

Upward Leadership

By Major General John L. Gronski (US Army, Retired) I have been getting a lot of questions from mid-level leaders about techniques they can use to assist their boss by providing candid feedback. Some people call this “Leading Up”. I like to use the term “Upward...
Muddy Boots (or Paws) Leadership

Muddy Boots (or Paws) Leadership

By MG John Gronski (USA, Ret.) My dog Scottie has muddy boots. To be more accurate, I guess I should say he has muddy paws. I think all leaders can learn from him. Scottie gets around. He does not sit back behind his desk and let the world around him pass him by. He...
The Case For Leading Up

The Case For Leading Up

On December 28, 1978, Flight 173 crashed about 8 miles from the Portland Airport. Of the 181 passengers and 8 crew members aboard, 8 passengers, the flight engineer, and a flight attendant were killed, and 21 passengers and 2 crewmembers were injured seriously....