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Ron Hewett

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Ron Hewett, Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired) is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. As a naval officer, Ron served on cruisers and destroyers before joining the combat logistics force where he commanded the USS Kiska (AE-35  

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Sep 20, 2019

Inspire Your Team to Perform Courageously!

When I am conducting leadership classes aboard the Battleship North Carolina, we go to the pilot house where the ship’s officers, including the captain and watch standers, control its movements. ...

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Sep 18, 2019

Who’s Preparing to Lead?

This article is the first of a new series that I am writing for Insights. I’m excited to be part of and vested in the eastern North Carolina community. My leadership perspectives began as a teen ...

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Feb 11, 2019

I Disagree.

As seniors at the Naval Academy in 1971, our superintendent, a three-star Navy admiral, would periodically gather the 800-member class together and offer some encouragement and insights on what to exp ...

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Jan 28, 2019

Leading Millennials (Part 2)

Previously I discussed what Millennials are looking for in leadership. And, please, don’t start off by arguing that you are not going to pamper them. This is not about pampering, it’s ...

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Jan 14, 2019

There’s a Problem with Millennials… or is There?

This is the first article in a two-part series.   When working with groups of experienced executives and managers, discussions often get around to the subject of Millennials. To put it mildly, ...

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Dec 6, 2018

Fight, Flee or Lead!

The impulse to flee or fight has been with us since the Stone Age, but are those two instincts suited for our modern challenges?    Psychologists are starting to reevaluate this binary cho ...

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Nov 1, 2018

Leaders are Always Learning!

Earlier this year, my brother, Mark, an exec in the manufacturing industry, and I had a conversation about leadership training.     Mark confided that he had not had a training opportunity ...

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Oct 17, 2018

A Macro Look at Managing Conflict

Most leaders have had some formal training on conflict management in the workplace. The discussions generally focus on techniques and strategies when working one-on-one with a difficult employee or co ...

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Oct 3, 2018

Always Leading

A few years back, I was having breakfast with 3-star Army general Mike Jones, who had just retired from active duty.    Mike had been a high-ranking operative in U.S. special forces comman ...

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