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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
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 »

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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.

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 »

Read More

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 »

Read More

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 »

Read More

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 »

Read More

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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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 »

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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
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 »

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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 »

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.