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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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Mar 31, 2020

Leadership Is Getting From Knowing To Doing

We’ve all heard the slogan, “knowledge is power.” I don’t dispute that, but to be an effective leader, you have to get from knowing to doing. Knowledge will give you a foundati ...

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Feb 21, 2020

Fear Of Feedback

When discussing leadership principles, fewer topics elicit more groans than the mention of feedback. In many cases the mechanics of giving and receiving feedback are misunderstood and in others, peopl ...

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Feb 5, 2020

It’s All About Your Corporate Culture

What differentiates your company from your competitors? What will cause your team to pull together to solve complicated problems? What brings your people to work every day with a sense of purpose and ...

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Dec 16, 2019

Stress Can Work For You

It’s the end of the year with all its inherent stressors and I recently offered you an article about failure. What could be more of a downer? Okay, let me redeem myself and throw you a lifeline. ...

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Dec 4, 2019

Failure And How To Avoid It

There must be 20 or more TED talks that address the value of failure. Lots of books and articles take the same path. All point out the benefits of testing our limits and learning to take risks as a wa ...

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Nov 15, 2019

Take Care Of Your People

I am often asked what is the difference between military leadership and what goes on in the corporate world. There are a few things that come to mind that corporate America could learn from the milita ...

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Nov 1, 2019

Leadership Starts At The Top!

Regardless of the significance of the task, when we are called to lead a company, organization, department or work group, we are accepting the responsibilities of leadership and must be prepared to ca ...

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Oct 15, 2019

Go Ahead, Change Your Mind!

I once sat in on a meeting between a government official and the Executive Director of a non-profit. The official arrived, sat down at the table and immediately announced, “I will listen, but I& ...

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Sep 27, 2019

The Power of Listening

At some point when I coach executives and managers we arrive at a discussion of the most important characteristics of a good leader. You can find dozens of surveys pointing out the Top Ten characteris ...

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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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