Tag Archive: leadership

Jan 24

LEADERSHIP IN TRANSITION

Change in leadership can feel quite abrupt and jarring, for both incoming and outgoing leaders. Working up until the last moment, outgoing leaders are often fueled by a sense of responsibility to give 150% until they walk out the door, a natural inclination to hang on to what may have been the best job of …

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Mar 20

Retired Army Colonel Brings Excellence to Nonprofit Sector

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In the current hyper-competitive job search environment, doing one’s homework takes on new meaning.  Retired Army Colonel Al Faber, currently President and CEO of The Partnership for Excellence, shares his perspectives on what it takes to stand out from the crowd and make a difference after separation from military service. VSB: Many of your former …

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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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Jan 08

Retired Command Sergeant Major Picks Civilian Career to Support Military Families

After a long career in military service, some senior leaders choose a second career that allows them to continue to support the men and women on active duty.  Terrance McWilliams retired after a 30-year career as Command Sergeant Major and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commanding General at Fort Carson, Colorado. He and his spouse …

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Aug 03

Brigadier General Brings Academic Credentials to New Career in Higher Education

Restablishing your credentials once you are no longer wearing your military uniform takes on a whole new meaning when you are interested in pursuing a post-military career in academia. I learned this from someone with first-hand experience — former Brigadier General Tom Kolditz, who served most recently as professor and department head at the U.S. Military Academy at …

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Jun 02

Insights and Life Lessons from General Colin Powell

The other day, I had a chance to watch Colin Powell interviewed by NPR’s Robert Siegel regarding Powell’s new book, It Worked for Me. The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and former Secretary of State shared stories and insights from his time in the Army, serving four presidential administrations, and from his childhood growing …

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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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