Edmund Dantes's Page

Latest Activity

Edmund Dantes replied to Matt Snyder's discussion What should or would a US Serviceman do if ever ordered to fire on American citizens? in the group The Art of Warriorness
"You know what?  I'll take a swing at this, because this is a fellow who obviously needs to have this spelled out for him.   Please familiarize yourself, at a…"
Apr 19, 2011
Edmund Dantes replied to Uncle Sam's discussion Warrior workout in the group The Art of Warriorness
"This is kind of an older thread, but I just came upon it, and I thought I'd throw my 2 cents in.   I kind of agree on what Justin said above - there's really two kinds of fitness in the Army - APFT fitness and real fitness.  I…"
Apr 18, 2011
Edmund Dantes joined M Saxton's group
Thumbnail

The Art of Warriorness

Just as Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War,” has been applied to many different aspects of modern life; I believe there are many great lessons to be learned from all of the warriors and warrior societies, from SEALS to Samurais, and Spetsnaz to Spartans.
Apr 18, 2011
thehuhman commented on Edmund Dantes's blog post On leadership, supervision, managing and just being the boss.
"@ E. Jahn "One of the main problems in this country is that there is too much 'management' and not enough leadership." This is so true. Thanks for your post, E. Jahn."
Sep 10, 2009
Shaun Daws left a comment for Edmund Dantes
"Welcome to AoM Edmund! Good luck with the vengeance :)"
Sep 10, 2009
E. Jahn commented on Edmund Dantes's blog post On leadership, supervision, managing and just being the boss.
""One of the main problems in this country is that there is too much 'management' and not enough *leadership*." -- Master Doh-San Leadership is all about accepting risk; management seeks to avoid risk. Real men are leaders who…"
Sep 9, 2009
Edmund Dantes replied to Andy Spalding's discussion Martial Art vs. Martial Sport in the group Martial Artists
"When you're facing three guys who learned their "skills" in prison, the *last* thing you're going to want to do is lose your head and go "primal". If you're going to take the time to break something on one of them,…"
Sep 9, 2009
thehuhman left a comment for Edmund Dantes
"Welcome to the AoM Community, Edmund. We're glad you're here!"
Sep 9, 2009
Edmund Dantes commented on Lightbringer's group Martial Artists
"Chris, I've been looking around the internet for martial arts forums, and it seems that everywhere you go these days, you run into groups of guys who are convinced that MMA is *the* martial art and everything else is for wimps. MMA has…"
Sep 8, 2009
Edmund Dantes replied to Andy Spalding's discussion Martial Art vs. Martial Sport in the group Martial Artists
"No offense taken, you actually said what I was trying to say. The simplest techniques are the ones that tend to be the most effective. I have been in "real fights", and I can tell you that I cannot think of a single reason in which you…"
Sep 8, 2009
Edmund Dantes posted a blog post

On leadership, supervision, managing and just being the boss.

In my professional life, something has been bothering me for a while now, and that is the complete lack of leadership in our country today. Somehow we've equated the idea that simply being experienced at something makes one qualified to lead. I think there is a definite quality to true leaders, and so I'd like to spend a few hundred words defining the difference between those who simply supervise and those who lead.I believe there is a heirarchy when it comes to those in roles of authority. I…See More
Sep 8, 2009
Edmund Dantes updated their profile
Sep 8, 2009
Edmund Dantes commented on Stephen Farrar's group The Armed Forces
"US Army 93C-15Q 1998-2006. Loved every minute of it. Dave, there are plenty of options for someone who passed on active military service to serve their country. Consider checking out the Coast Guard Auxilary or Civil Air Patrol. As other said, you…"
Sep 8, 2009
Edmund Dantes joined Stephen Farrar's group
Thumbnail

The Armed Forces

This group is for all AoM readers who have an association with the armed forces, be it past, present, or future. If you served in a branch of the military yourself, please tell us about your experiences and what the military has meant for your life.See More
Sep 8, 2009
Edmund Dantes commented on Lightbringer's group Martial Artists
"Hey guys - I'm a long time reader of AOM and decided to finally take the plunge and join up here. I've been practicing martial arts for 17 years, having dabbled in Karate, bojutsu, aiki do, tae kwon do, and krav maga. I'm exicted to…"
Sep 8, 2009
Edmund Dantes replied to Andy Spalding's discussion Martial Art vs. Martial Sport in the group Martial Artists
"I think a lot of the perception of martial "art" vs. "sport" has to do with the misconception that somehow combative martial arts = maximum force. In all reality, at no time in a fight am I going to break a bone for any reason,…"
Sep 8, 2009

Profile Information

Website
http://www.okudens.com
Interests
Martial arts, aviation, backpacking and rock climbing, armed forces.

Edmund Dantes's Blog

On leadership, supervision, managing and just being the boss.

Posted on September 8, 2009 at 11:10pm 2 Comments

In my professional life, something has been bothering me for a while now, and that is the complete lack of leadership in our country today. Somehow we've equated the idea that simply being experienced at something makes one qualified to lead. I think there is a definite quality to true leaders, and so I'd like to spend a few hundred words defining the difference between those who simply supervise and those who lead.



I believe there is a heirarchy when it comes to those in… Continue

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Art of Manliness to add comments!

Join Art of Manliness

At 1:59am on September 10, 2009, Shaun Daws said…
Welcome to AoM Edmund! Good luck with the vengeance :)
At 2:42am on September 9, 2009, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM Community, Edmund. We're glad you're here!
 
 
 

Latest Activity

Sandeep Joseph joined Johan Henningsson's group
Thumbnail

Manly Swedes

The group for all us Swedes(And others that want to support the men in Sweden) that want to bring back the manliness to Sweden . It's about time we make our grandfathers and fathers proud!
4 minutes ago
Carl Monster replied to Chip DeWitt's discussion Anyone Taking Testosterone - Good? Bad? Looking for more info and personal experience with the stuff.
"Davis, your posts are always very thoughtful and informative; worth reading through in my judgement. Thanks, and keep at it here when you can!"
7 minutes ago
Profile IconSandeep Joseph and Ian Wilson joined Frost's group
Thumbnail

For all Northern brothers

For all of you northern brothers from Sweden. Norway. Denmark
8 minutes ago
Rafael posted a discussion

Explain this anti-rape add to me, please

Hi folks,So, friends of mine brought this to my attention, because they considered it hilariously funny:Now, it seems that this is not a hoax, but, like, a real advertisement made by an institution or initiative that seems to take itself very seriously:http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/…See More
29 minutes ago
Davis replied to Chip DeWitt's discussion Anyone Taking Testosterone - Good? Bad? Looking for more info and personal experience with the stuff.
"Chip, I've encouraged my sons (35 and 40) to get a baseline on what their testosterone levels are now. With that, they have an idea what a "normal" range is for them. In years to come that might help to determine if their levels are…"
34 minutes ago
Vytautas replied to Milo Morris's discussion NPR is running a series on “Men in America”
"Willingness to learn is not a virtue commonly on display here."
43 minutes ago
Rockozt replied to David Xtra's discussion A "Holster" for a Phablet? in the group Man Bags
"Pants pocket...in the car? Haha, no... When you get in the car, a phone is like a .44mag, take it out of the pocket, and put it where you can easily access it. Cup holder works well, unless it's a giant one."
48 minutes ago
Profile IconVedant Dev Sharma and Anthony Michel Perez joined Nolan Poulson's group
Thumbnail

The Barbershop

It's just seems natural that Art of Manliness should have a barbershop group.  My intent of this group is to gather and share general thoughts and experiences concerning barbershops. Anything from a good barbershop that you have found  to pictures and stories of shops you have visited to discussing anything barbershop.  See More
2 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service