Innovation at work is an enduring and popular business topic. Innovation is usually remembered in the creation of large, new, tech...
The phrase “Stopping the Line” is a hallmark of great companies interested in quality, safety, performance, and integrity. “Stopping the Line” is a reference to a traditional manufacturing process where an item is assembled in a line with pieces and part assembled together to form a complete finished, ready-to-go product at the end.
Holding an effective meeting is a vital business skill that is largely missing today. Having clear meeting objectives, clear success measures, a meeting time of 30-60 minutes, a written agenda, and a specific list of decisions required in your meeting will make it an effective and rewarding business experience.
Arriving at your first duty station is incredibly exciting. By listening, by learning, and by maintaining your personal and professional ethics, you will be able to take advantage of all that your unit and your base has to offer. Don’t forget to have fun!
Open Communication at work is hard. When we use, small, personal, face-to-face, and open meetings we set the stage for effective communication. When we allow both Courage and Candor into our meetings that use kindness and true respect for the other person, we create an atmosphere that can listen, learn, and solve business challenges.
June 14, 2017 marks the 242nd Birthday of the United States Army. The US Army is the oldest military service, and a time when everyone in the US Army pauses and joins together to recognize all that the US Army has done and is doing.
Start your military career on the right foot by being early, in the right uniform, with the right equipment, and at the right location. Your first military school following Initial Entry Training is where your career beings to shine.
The memory of the determination, sacrifice, and service of military personnel who served long ago serves as a constant lesson today of the long term lessons that their service still brings to us. Remember D-Day for the specific lessons of the importance of training, mid-level leadership, realistic rehearsals, the vital importance of testing innovations, and rethinking how to use available assets to find lessons for business and life that are just as applicable today.
Memorial Day is special when we remember the fallen at a personal level. Share the stories and special memories of fallen friends and make others see how they were special not because they fell, but by being the people they were.
Today, when you go to work, look to the advice of four year olds rather than Steve Jobs or Warren Buffett. When we share, we help others achieve their goals, communicate better, and set a great example for a team.