The Stoglin Group, Incorporated has
leadership development and crisis
management at the core of our business.  
Additionally, we provide racial and religious
training in the workplace.  The Stoglin Group
continues to be visible in the Arlington
Community because we believe "difference-
making is more than an exercise"!  We believe
citizens should be involved in the process of
making their city, workplace and personal
environment at a great place in which they
can thrive.

Plutarch, the Greek philosopher put it this
way, "You cannot be a leader, and ask other
people to follow you, unless you know who to
follow, too.  Or, in the words of my drill
instructor, Gunny Marine Sargeant Bill
Crawford, who said loud and clear, "Listen up
you; if you cannot follow then you cannot
lead."  Hence leadership has to be defined,
acted upon and implemented with strategic
applications.  The Stoglin Group's primary
mission is to teach others how to take on the
role of "Leader," in this ever expanding global

The Stoglin Group teaches that leaders must
have a minimum of six areas of expertise if
they hope to "make difference-making more
than an exercise."  Thus, leaders are:
  1. Readers - reading brings ideas
  2. Thinkers - thinking, after all, is
  3. Physically Able - not only are drugs
    addictive, but disabling.
  4. Mentally Stable - for such creates
    balance.  Rudyard Kipling spoke of it
    eloquently in his poem, "If" when he said,
    "to keep your head about you when others
    are losing theirs," speaks volumes of the
    importance of stability during a chaotic
  5. Open to New Ideas - After all, believe it or
    not, none of us are God.
  6. Spiritually Connected - A Native American
    saying states, "May you go in beauty.  And,
    as you go, may you plant flowers so that
    others may enjoy them.  And, as you go,
    may beauty go with you.  "Yatta Hay" (for
    all my relations) (a Navaho blessing).."

The Stoglin Group also stresses that leaders
have purpose; who wants to follow someone
who attempts to emulate a ship without a
rudder?  Such lack of direction creates
nothing short of a meaningless circle.  
Leaders are culturally aware.  The learning of
other cultures is humanity's gift which helps
us/others to grow beyond the "idea of me."  A
Japanese Proverb states, "Vision without
action is a day dream."  "Action without a
vision is a nightmare."

When I was in Kabul, Afghanistan, 330 days
boots on the ground, my protective gear
weighted 80 pounds, each of my security
team's gear weighted 140 pounds, yet we had
to climb up six flights of stairs to visit with my
military principal on a regular basis.  While
serving as a senior military advisor to a senior
general of the Afghanistan National Army.

Much like that unforgettable Afghanistan
experience, it is the objective of the Stoglin
Group to help others climb the steps to
success, no matter the obstacles or
challenges.  This is why the Stoglin Group
echoes the words of Frederick Douglass, "It is
not the heights you have climbed, it is from
the depths you have risen."

The Stoglin Group continues on its journey to
teach others that "difference-making is more
than an exercise."
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