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Category Archives: military

Hammers smash innovation

If your only tool is a hammer, you will treat everything like it is a nail.   In the military we have an overabundance of hammers in our leadership toolbox … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Is the military losing their talent?

As I sat in the required transition training to leave the military, I was amazed at the level of talent the young men and women in the room possessed. I’m … Continue reading

February 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

What do you want to be when you grow up?

We like to ask our kids, what do you want to be when you grow up? It ‘s a question often reserved for the young. We don’t usually ask adults … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ready or not, a PT test is coming

Are you ready? A Coast Guard physical fitness test is coming. You should start preparing now instead of waiting for the test to become official. While I don’t know the … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Right Thing

For the past two years I’ve been working at the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy. Our students are E-7s, 8s and 9s in all services. Part of our curriculum is to … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 1 Comment


I love sharing the phrase; you have two ears and one mouth so you should use your ears twice as much as your mouth. I’m not sure where I first … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

District Seven- Women’s Leadership Workshop

The regional Women’s Leadership Workshop, held at Airstation Miami, brought women and men from the District Seven area together to have an open and candid discussion about women’s issues in … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment