Precision. Focus. Learn From USMC Silent Drill Platoon.

by Dwayne Kilbourne on November 6, 2012

Attention to detail is an art form that is more uncommon today than ever before, but it is still an art form that, when mastered, produces amazingly great success! One great example of sheer precision is found at Marine Barricks [8th & I] in Washington, D.C. Often referred to as the Marching Twenty-Four, the 24-man […]


7 Habits of a Bad Manager

by Dwayne Kilbourne on July 5, 2012

Being a manager can be a tough task. In many cases, managers are charged with the responsibility of the actions of a number of employees. Every one of these employees has his or her differing work ethic, knowledge set, educational level, background history, cultural upbringing, learning style, and personality. Managers have to multitask and make […]


Essentials of Leading: Accountability

by Dwayne Kilbourne on June 25, 2010

All of us have decisions that we make on a minute-by-minute basis. Some of these decisions are much larger in scope and influence than others. Some affect just you, your family, or your company while other decisions reach a much broader level of influence, affecting many more lives. With every decision comes a reaction – […]

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Essentials of Leading: Active Listening

by Dwayne Kilbourne on April 26, 2010

Successful, two-way communication is truly a key to anyone’s success. When it comes to leading, possibly no other trait is as powerful as listening. Scratch that – listening is really not enough. Instead, leaders need to be active participants in the listening process. As the former leader of Chrysler, Lee Iacocca, notes in his autobiography […]

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Essentials of Leading: Set The Example

by Dwayne Kilbourne on March 28, 2010

There are managers, and then there are leaders. We should not confuse the two; while leaders do manage, not all managers lead. Of course, one of the best ways to lead a tribe is to do so by setting the example. Leading from the front takes courage, but it can really make all the difference […]


Essentials of Leading: Taking Risks

by Dwayne Kilbourne on March 21, 2010

Leading is a difficult challenge, and leading takes many different forms, but I feel that there are a few traits common to most leaders. One of those is the art of taking a risk! As Leo F. Buscaglia once famously said… “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. […]