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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Be Distant but NOT a Robot 

Leaders, This one is another balancing act that some have a hard time with; being able to be emotional detached from the situation while also showing you are not a heartless robot. I will say the Army definitely helped me with this because, before joining, I was a lot more emotional when it came to […]

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The Importance of the Follow Up 

Leaders, The follow up is probably one of the most important parts of your job. As one can see from watching politics, the greatest of Presidents, leaders, have done what they promised, and those less than great have promised the world yet failed to deliver the goods. I will go over why it is important […]

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The Importance of Teamwork

Leaders, To be truly effective, you must work as a team. There will be many times throughout your career when you will run into another manager or employee that refuses to work as a unit and possibly even feels they don’t need anyone’s help. Now, do some people work better solo? Yes, but that is […]

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Knowing your Team

Leaders, This is probably one of the most important aspects of being a leader; knowing your team. Now, this does not mean you will be having drinks with them at the pub after work, going out camping with them, having them over for dinner with the family, etc. What it means is getting to know […]

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