Fight or Flight

Leaders, After my time in the Army, I developed an anxiety disorder, General Anxiety Disorder to be precise, however I did not let it bring me down in my job duties. In fact, I used my anxiety to my benefit when leading others in stressful, fast-paced situations. It sounds counterproductive if you are unfamiliar with […]

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Question the Process 

Leaders, One thing I have learned in my years of managing people is, act now and ask for forgiveness later. I found that whenever I would ask my management if I could change a process I would get told ‘no,’ regardless of what my changes I wanted to make were, even if they were the […]

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Be the Example

Leaders, If you ever wondered why your employees are not working as hard as you’d like or following directions in which you feel is appropriate, maybe you should take a look in the mirror, and ask yourself what example you are setting. I tell my employees this all the time. “You wonder why your employees […]

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Integrity 

Leaders, I wanted to touch on one of the Army Values that I always felt was the most important and the one that was central to all of the values, Integrity.  To me, integrity is all you have in this world, and once you don’t have it anymore, it’s gone. It is the backbone of honesty, […]

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Manager vs. Leader

Leaders, It has been my experience in the Army as well in the civilian world that everyone knows there is a difference between a manager and a leader. In the Army, I would always here there are NCO’s (non-commissioned officers) and there are leaders. This is the same concept that one just holds a title […]

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Managing Your Anger

Leaders, This can be very difficult for some, especially in a fast-paced environment with a lot of pressure from upper management, but it is imperative you keep your anger at the door. Some looked at getting angry and out of control as a sign of power because that person would get things done and people […]

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