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Don’t Overlook the Well-Rounded Employee

When working with my HR teams or reviewing job listings, I’ve noticed a trend where each role seemed to require such specialized, specific experience that candidates are often not entertained because they are not the exact puzzle piece that would fit into a “complex” matrix-ed organization; the concept of a well-rounded employee isn’t even thought […] Read moreRead More»

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The Modern Abuse of “Grit”

Our definition of grit is a state of mind or a transitional state – but a transitional state to what? In achieving one’s goal, whatever it may be. The path to achieving this goal may be clouded with uncertainty, hardship and danger; a goal that is not easily achieved is a goal that can easily be let go. Perhaps the right way to view it is to see Grit is a trait, maybe the trait of a leader. … Read More»


When to Step Down As a Leader

I must be frank and honest that a knee injury caused my premature honorable discharge from the Army so I never commanded a team let alone saw combat. But that experience has given me a special connection with the men and women I went through basic training with and also provided me the ever-so-small window into a very different life. That said, I can see that any military service relies on those in command to always assess their ability to complete the task at hand given that the lives of our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters hang in the balance. But professionally, is it as black or white?… Read More»

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