Author Archives: Dave Oliver

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Ann Zumwalt Cuppola — Leadership & Risk

Jun

15

If you knew her father, and spend time around Navy citizens, you eventually meet Ann Zumwalt Cuppola. Just as inevitably, you are impressed. She is a chip off both her Mother’s and Father’s blocks. We … Read More >>

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More Leadership & Risk

Jun

9

Ralph Crosby is a West Point graduate with Masters degrees from Harvard and the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He served as an aide to General Colin Powell and the Vice President of the United States … Read More >>

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Leadership & Risk (now next Jan)

May

27

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry was an extraordinary steadying influence for years in many Administrations. I was fortunate to know him in several of his different roles. Dave Oliver had a ringside seat for … Read More >>

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Leadership & Risk

May

15

There were several flag officers that deserved a great deal of credit for shepherded the Navy’s extremely difficult air warfare platform transition following the Vietnam War. There were very publicized development attempts that went awry … Read More >>

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Leadership & Risk — this Fall

May

2

When your life involves the same profession, mutual friends often appear like meandering strands of ivy along a brick wall, sometimes unexpectedly crossing after years of separate growth. I watched Marv Langston defend his doctoral … Read More >>

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Leadership & Risk

Apr

21

Arthur House is currently the Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer for the State of Connecticut, as well as a fellow Director of a publicly-held company. Art has had an extraordinary career as a regulatory of utility … Read More >>

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“Leadership and Risk” blurb.

Apr

18

In preparation for the publication cycle, I have been requesting comments on my new leadership book. In some cases their comments reflect the reader’s background. Admiral Bill Houley is one such individual. He understands that … Read More >>

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Revised Leadership Title

Apr

7

Asking peers for “blurbs” for my books always has become an integral piece of my writing process. This is never more true than the current go-round, when the friendly critics have been not-so-gently suggesting that … Read More >>

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New Leadership Book Coming

Feb

25

The Naval Press Institute will publish my latest book, The Art of Leadership,this Fall or Winter. The book uses case studies to explore the inherent risks of leadership and the tools available to those who would … Read More >>

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Intent to Betray released 8 June

Jun

5

The appeal of “Camelot” is not the lovely ladies, the swelling music, the pastel of the background or the men’s armor. It was instead the morality of the mission and the sense of shared sacrifice … Read More >>

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