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United We Stand…Divided We Fall

11 September 2020

Nineteen years ago today, I was in Washington D.C. attending an Army conference in a hotel – 2,700 feet from the point of impact of American Airlines Flight 77. After the explosion, we all went outside to see a large black plume of smoke rising from the Pentagon.  Our host had offices at ground zero Read More »

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Would You Share this Three-Minute Read if You Thought it Might Save a Life?

14 February 2020
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NEWS PROVIDED BY Boundless Media Inc. February 14, 2020, 18:43 GMT By Major General Craig Whelden, U.S. Army (retired) LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, February 14, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — I was saddened – but not at all surprised – to learn of William Moreau’s recent lawsuit against the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) charging their Read More »

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It’s Not About the Nail….

29 July 2019

Whether in the military, the corporate world, or in our day-to-day lives, effective communications have always been important. This is particularly true for leaders. Having a clear understanding of HOW your audience will best receive your message BEFORE you transmit is a skill that can be taught. We can communicate the same message to a Read More »

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Who’s Got the Monkey?

07 October 2018

The more senior you become, the broader the organizational span of control. Still, there’s still only 24 hours in a day. How do you keep everything organized and moving forward?  In a word, delegate. An excellent article from the November-December 1999 issue of the Harvard Business Review is titled “Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey?” Read More »

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Taking the Road Less Travelled

29 September 2018

And Forks in the Road I can’t tell you how many times – in both my personal and my professional life that I’ve reached a fork in the road and thought that I should turn right, but circumstance took me left.  At the time, I thought “Why is this happening to me? How did this Read More »

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Where is Your “Last Rung on the Ladder?”​

23 September 2018

When I was a young Major at Command and General Staff College years ago, I attended – with hundreds of other aspiring warriors – the annual Spring visit and presentation by the Chief of Staff of the Army. After his pitch, a student asked, “Sir, what does it take to succeed in today’s Army?” After pondering a Read More »

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Pushing Send Now… Oops!

23 September 2018

In the era of instant communications: Email, Text, Podcast, Twitter, cable, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and perhaps dozens of others I’m not even aware of, an oft-made mistake is “pushing send” too early. We see this on Twitter almost daily – with both the famous and infamous. Occasionally, it is followed by “so-and-so removed their post” Read More »

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A Great Interview Question…and Answer

22 September 2018

Have you ever worked for a bi-polar, Jekyll and Hyde personality? One who sucks up to the boss but is abusive with subordinates? I have…. When interviewed by a panel for the job I currently have, I was asked “If you had 30 seconds in an elevator to convince the hiring official you are the Read More »

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Major General Craig Whelden,
U.S. Army (Retired)

Served 30 years in the Army followed by another nine as a member of the Senior Executive Service for the Marine Corps.

He is a global Fortune 500 speaker and the author of a three-time award-winning, #1 international best-selling book, opens in a new windowLEADERSHIP: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best.  He now resides in Bluffton, South Carolina.

United We Stand…Divided We Fall

11 September 2020

Nineteen years ago today, I was in Washington D.C. attending an Army conference in a hotel – 2,700 feet from the point of impact of American Airlines Flight 77. After the explosion, we all went outside to see a large black plume of smoke rising from the Pentagon.  Our host had offices at ground zero Read More »

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“Let’s Switch it Up…Do This Peacefully, Please!” Terrence Floyd (George Floyd’s brother)

02 June 2020

NEWS PROVIDED BY Boundless Media Inc. June 02, 2020, 20:03 GMT Major General Craig B. Whelden, U.S. Army (Retired) By Major General Craig B Whelden, U.S. Army (retired) LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the summer of 1963, I was about to enter sixth-grade. My Air Force family had just Read More »

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Feed Families… Support Restaurants… Save Jobs

01 April 2020

NEWS PROVIDED BYBoundless Media Inc.April 01, 2020, 23:03 GMT BY Major General Craig B. Whelden, U.S. Army (Retired) LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Like many of you, I’m at home watching the deadly Coronavirus crisis unfold. But, I’m more fortunate than most. My wife and I are healthy and we Read More »

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Coronavirus: Trump’s Ultimate Test?

16 March 2020

NEWS PROVIDED BY Boundless Media Inc. March 12, 2020, 21:18 GMT By Major General Craig Whelden, U.S. Army (Retired) LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, March 12, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On September 11, 2001, I was the Deputy Commander of U.S. Army Pacific attending a conference at the Double Tree Hotel in Crystal City – just Read More »

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Would You Share this Three-Minute Read if You Thought it Might Save a Life?

14 February 2020

NEWS PROVIDED BY Boundless Media Inc. February 14, 2020, 18:43 GMT By Major General Craig Whelden, U.S. Army (retired) LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, February 14, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — I was saddened – but not at all surprised – to learn of William Moreau’s recent lawsuit against the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) charging their Read More »

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Major General Craig B. Whelden, Established Author, Examines Integrity Via the Houston Astros Cheating Scandal

16 January 2020

NEWS PROVIDED BY Boundless Media Inc. January 16, 2020, 21:38 GMT “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” – C.S. Lewis LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — It’s January, yet baseball is making the news. What’s going on? A recently-discovered cheating scandal uncovered the Houston Astros Read More »

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Major General Craig B. Whelden, Established Author, Speaks on Our Toxic Politically Polarized Environment

06 December 2019

NEWS PROVIDED BY Boundless Media Inc. December 06, 2019, 20:03 GMT Whelden is a motivational speaker on leadership and life lessons and is the author of, “LEADERSHIP: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best” SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, December 6, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — I recently retired from 40+ years of public service: Read More »

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Major General Craig B. Whelden, Established Author, Speaks on “Memento Mori” in the Modern World

08 November 2019

NEWS PROVIDED BY Boundless Media Inc. November 08, 2019, 18:58 GMT Whelden is a motivational speaker on leadership and life lessons and is the author of, “LEADERSHIP: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best” LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, November 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the story goes, a Roman General was returning Read More »

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It’s Not About the Nail….

29 July 2019

Whether in the military, the corporate world, or in our day-to-day lives, effective communications have always been important. This is particularly true for leaders. Having a clear understanding of HOW your audience will best receive your message BEFORE you transmit is a skill that can be taught. We can communicate the same message to a Read More »

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WHELDEN-HEAD-SHOT-800px

Major General Craig Whelden,
U.S. Army (Retired)

Served 30 years in the Army followed by another nine as a member of the Senior Executive Service for the Marine Corps.

He is a global Fortune 500 speaker and the author of a three-time award-winning, #1 international best-selling book, opens in a new windowLEADERSHIP: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best.  He now resides in Bluffton, South Carolina.

United We Stand…Divided We Fall

11 September 2020

Nineteen years ago today, I was in Washington D.C. attending an Army conference in a hotel – 2,700 feet from the point of impact of American Airlines Flight 77. After the explosion, we all went outside to see a large black plume of smoke rising from the Pentagon.  Our host had offices at ground zero Read More »

Read More

“Let’s Switch it Up…Do This Peacefully, Please!” Terrence Floyd (George Floyd’s brother)

02 June 2020

NEWS PROVIDED BY Boundless Media Inc. June 02, 2020, 20:03 GMT Major General Craig B. Whelden, U.S. Army (Retired) By Major General Craig B Whelden, U.S. Army (retired) LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the summer of 1963, I was about to enter sixth-grade. My Air Force family had just Read More »

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Feed Families… Support Restaurants… Save Jobs

01 April 2020

NEWS PROVIDED BYBoundless Media Inc.April 01, 2020, 23:03 GMT BY Major General Craig B. Whelden, U.S. Army (Retired) LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Like many of you, I’m at home watching the deadly Coronavirus crisis unfold. But, I’m more fortunate than most. My wife and I are healthy and we Read More »

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Coronavirus: Trump’s Ultimate Test?

16 March 2020

NEWS PROVIDED BY Boundless Media Inc. March 12, 2020, 21:18 GMT By Major General Craig Whelden, U.S. Army (Retired) LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, March 12, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On September 11, 2001, I was the Deputy Commander of U.S. Army Pacific attending a conference at the Double Tree Hotel in Crystal City – just Read More »

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Would You Share this Three-Minute Read if You Thought it Might Save a Life?

14 February 2020
Share this to prevent a poisonous situation

NEWS PROVIDED BY Boundless Media Inc. February 14, 2020, 18:43 GMT By Major General Craig Whelden, U.S. Army (retired) LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, February 14, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — I was saddened – but not at all surprised – to learn of William Moreau’s recent lawsuit against the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) charging their Read More »

Read More

Major General Craig B. Whelden, Established Author, Examines Integrity Via the Houston Astros Cheating Scandal

16 January 2020

NEWS PROVIDED BY Boundless Media Inc. January 16, 2020, 21:38 GMT “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” – C.S. Lewis LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 16, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — It’s January, yet baseball is making the news. What’s going on? A recently-discovered cheating scandal uncovered the Houston Astros Read More »

Read More

Major General Craig B. Whelden, Established Author, Speaks on Our Toxic Politically Polarized Environment

06 December 2019

NEWS PROVIDED BY Boundless Media Inc. December 06, 2019, 20:03 GMT Whelden is a motivational speaker on leadership and life lessons and is the author of, “LEADERSHIP: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best” SANTA MONICA, CA, UNITED STATES, December 6, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — I recently retired from 40+ years of public service: Read More »

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Major General Craig B. Whelden, Established Author, Speaks on “Memento Mori” in the Modern World

08 November 2019

NEWS PROVIDED BY Boundless Media Inc. November 08, 2019, 18:58 GMT Whelden is a motivational speaker on leadership and life lessons and is the author of, “LEADERSHIP: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best” LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, November 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the story goes, a Roman General was returning Read More »

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It’s Not About the Nail….

29 July 2019

Whether in the military, the corporate world, or in our day-to-day lives, effective communications have always been important. This is particularly true for leaders. Having a clear understanding of HOW your audience will best receive your message BEFORE you transmit is a skill that can be taught. We can communicate the same message to a Read More »

Read More
WHELDEN-HEAD-SHOT-800px

Major General Craig Whelden,
U.S. Army (Retired)

Served 30 years in the Army followed by another nine as a member of the Senior Executive Service for the Marine Corps.

He is a global Fortune 500 speaker and the author of a three-time award-winning, #1 international best-selling book, opens in a new windowLEADERSHIP: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best.  He now resides in Bluffton, South Carolina.