Tag Archive: corporate culture

Jun 20

” Leverage Your Military Leadership “

As a senior military executive, you have demonstrated your leadership skills as you have built teams, provided vision, and given the leaders of tomorrow the opportunity to learn and grow. Moving forward into your next career, how will you “leverage” your military leadership and highlight the specific skills you will bring to a private, public or nonprofit employer?  …

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Mar 14

SUCCESS IN YOUR NEW MISSION: ARE YOU READY?

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Most senior leaders separating from military service have not had to look for a job since their teenage years.  This group of senior executives may be unfamiliar with the complexities of the civilian job search and may underestimate what it takes to land and retain the right position. SUCCESS IN YOUR NEW MISSION: A Guide …

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Aug 13

Why Should a Civilian Employer Hire YOU?

Senior military leaders have spent the better part of their professional lives putting the needs of the service above their personal needs. As a result, there is a tendency for many to approach their current civilian job search with more of a “What’s in it for ME?” perspective. I recently connected with nationally-recognized job coach and recruiter, Arnie Fertig …

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May 02

Culture Changes Key Part of Transition

Michael Watkins, author of “The First 90 Days” recently launched an interesting discussion in Harvard Business Review’s LinkedIn group, asking participants to define what is meant by an organization’s culture.  Here are some of my favorites: Culture reveals how things are done, reflecting the fundamental values and ethics by which an organization operates, as well as the perceptions …

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Dec 06

Retired Rear Admiral’s Top Ten Transition Tips

Sorting out one’s options after a long career in military service is not always a simple task. Assessing post-military personal and professional priorities is important. It is also helpful to learn from the experiences of former colleagues who are ready to offer their insights about post-military career options and greater work-life balance. RADM John Acton, USCG (retired) …

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Sep 21

Vets and Employers Should Meet Half-Way to Ensure Successful Hiring and Retention

While it might be easiest for veterans to commiserate with other veterans about the “strange” nature of the civilian workplace and for civilians to wonder “what’s up” with that newly-hired vet’s somewhat reserved demeanor, remaining in their respective silos is likely to delay successful veteran integration into the civilian workforce. Executive coach and professional development expert, Dani Ticktin Koplik  …

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May 08

Beyond Rank: What do You Bring to the Table?

Private sector employers start from the assumption that you will bring your leadership experience to their company. During your interview, instead of dwelling on the obvious, be prepared to articulate the specific skills you have to help strengthen the corporate bottom line and bring value to the company’s shareholders and fellow employees. I recently sat down with …

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Mar 23

Military Leaders Mean Business

Military leaders are experienced operators in uncertain environments – on the battlefield, in unfamiliar territory, making life-or-death decisions in a matter of seconds. They must lay out a vision and provide the leadership for its successful execution. The private sector can provide an excellent place to segue these talents into a very rewarding and challenging …

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