One of my favorite leadership books is “The One Minute Manager” by Dr. Ken Blanchard. In the book, Dr. Blanchard provides three helpful tips to be an effective manager/leader. I’d like to share my thoughts on these three ideas whenContinue reading… Three Tips to Effective Military Leadership
I’ve been very fortunate to have a few great mentors during my military career. Although I learned many valuable leadership lessons during my 15+ years of military service, there are two leadership tips that really stand out. So, what areContinue reading… My Secret Military Leadership Advice
Some people will disagree with me, but I personally do not believe your rank or duty position MAKES you a leader. Instead, I believe you have to earn that right. I’ve met Battalion Commanders who can’t lead themselves out ofContinue reading… Are You a Chicken or an Eagle?
I get a lot of emails from people who visit my website. Every once in a while, one of those emails really inspires me, or gets me thinking. I received an email two days agoContinue reading… Is a Part-Time Military Career Worth It?
I’m always looking for helpful leadership tips to improve my effectiveness. Along the way, I’ve learned a few things that really helped me increase my effectiveness. In today’s lesson, I’d like to share a tip about the importance of “reflecting onContinue reading… Military Leadership Tip About Reflecting on Your Experience
There is no cookie cutter approach for military leadership. If you want to be an effective military leader, you must lead different people in different ways. Everyone has different personalities, skill-sets, and levels of motivation. Your job is to findContinue reading… Situational Leadership for Military Leaders
In this article, I would like to discuss my experience with the KFOR8 rotation. In case you aren’t familiar with the acronyms or the mission, KFOR stands for Kosovo Force. NATO entered Kosovo in 1999 with their first rotation. ItContinue reading… My KFOR8 Rotation and Camp Bondsteel Kosovo Experience
If you are currently serving in the Army National Guard, there is a good chance that you might get deployed at some point in time. Since the Global War on Terrorism began more than ten years ago, more and moreContinue reading… How to Prepare for a National Guard Deployment
The best career advice I’ve ever heard was to “stay at the bottom as long as you can and then go straight to the top.” I learned that lesson from one of my former Company Commanders who is about toContinue reading… Best Career Lesson for Army Officers
Today, I want to talk about how to balance your Army National Guard and civilian career. One of my former Battalion Commanders once told me that the “National Guard” or anything else in life, will take whatever you give it.Continue reading… How to Balance Your Army National Guard and Civilian Career