Tag: military

veteran

Benefits of Hiring Veterans

Employers that have remained open during the pandemic find themselves in a bit of an odd situation: Unemployment is high, but hiring is still tough.

military

Top Myths and Misconceptions About Hiring Veterans

I get it. You meet someone who’s got prior military listed on his or her résumé or introduces himself or herself by military rank or who you know to be a veteran, and you immediately get intimidated. You don’t want to say the wrong thing or appear insensitive or offend the person. In a fluster […]

PTSD

One Expert Suggests Everyone Will Have PTSD Because of the Pandemic

“I think that this pandemic has spread to the everyday life and the livelihood of every person on the planet and that every human being is going to come out of this pandemic with some sort of [post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)].” That is a quote from a recent interview I had with Ty Smith, Founder […]

Implicit Bias Can Take Toll on Performance Review Process

More and more employers are exploring unconscious bias and what they can do to manage the damage caused by biases people may not even realize they harbor. Most of the attention has focused on unconscious bias’s effect on hiring and how it causes uncomfortable interactions between coworkers and the public. But biased attitudes also can […]

5 Leadership Lessons for the C-Suite from Combat and the Classroom

In a world of exponentially increasing business tempo for C-Suite executives to adapt, innovate,  improve their products, services, profitability, and standing against the competition, where should they turn for insights and direction?  C-Suite leaders need clear, simple, and workable concepts that they can use immediately.  The perspectives that the C-Suite needs come not from consultants, […]

training

‘Combat’ Rehearsals Create Empowered and Engaged Employees

One of the great things that I learned while training as a young 2nd Lieutenant at Fort Benning, GA was the use of rehearsals.  We did rehearsals for everything.  Parachute landing falls for airborne training, gunnery drills for mortar training, and tens of different standard operating procedures (SOPs) for patrolling while at Ranger School. 

Military Leadership Skills Create Great Employee Engagement, Business Results

One of the most underappreciated and undervalued skill sets that veterans possess for civilian employers is the ability to combine a command and control culture with the room and understanding for individual initiative.  The combination of an adherence to process while exercising individual thought and initiative to adapt and adjust as business conditions change is […]