In today's highly competitive work environment, it's more important than ever to have a strong support system to help you advance in your career. Two key types of support that can make a big difference are mentors and advocates. A mentor is someone with more experience and expertise than you who can offer guidance and... Continue Reading →
Energizing Yourself as a Leader: How to Regain Your Spark After Burnout
Transitioning out of a tough leadership position can be both a relief and a challenge. After spending months or even years managing a difficult project or team, it is natural to feel burnt out and exhausted. It can be challenging to move on to the next opportunity when you are feeling drained and demotivated. However, with the right approach, you can re-energize yourself and regain your sense of purpose and direction. In this article, we will explore some tips on how to re-energize yourself after transitioning out of a tough leadership position that has left you feeling burnt out. We will cover practical strategies such as taking time off, practicing self-care, reflecting on your experience, seeking support, and creating a new plan for your future. By implementing these strategies, you can overcome burnout, regain your spark, and move forward with renewed enthusiasm and motivation.
Military Leadership: Lessons That Transcend Beyond The Battlefield
As I prepare to take command of a battalion in the Army Reserve, I have been thinking about how I want to lead this new organization. Here are a few thoughts.As a leader, it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day challenges of managing a team. Deadlines, budgets, and performance metrics can consume our... Continue Reading →
Leadership is Problem Solving
Gen. Colin Powell Colin Powell said it well when he said“The day the soldiers stop bring you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”
Is Your Email Inbox Out Of Control?
Are you drowning in that annoyingly long email chain with co-workers in the same office? Enough is enough, break the incessant email chain today and be the office hero! Take a look at your inbox. How much communication is sent via email that would be better suited for face-to-face dialog? Let’s define the problem. The... Continue Reading →
The Normandy Landings Puts Leadership Decisions Into Perspective.
Put your challenges into perspective:
Leadership is a burden that isn’t easy to carry. It takes a person of character to carry the load. Check out my latest blog to see how the Army prepares leaders of Character.
Character: The foundation of a leader in the Army and the private sector. Do you have it
Character: The foundation of a leader in the Army and the private sector. Do you have it?
What Makes a Leader Successful? How the Army rates their officers shows an in-depth look at what it takes to be on top of the Army leadership chain.
Rangers Lead the Way and So Can your Team
Deep in the forest somewhere around Dahlonega Georgia a band of Soldiers move through the late fall night without a sound. Weapons at the ready, sweat drenched despite the cold night air they move skillfully through the night under the 100-pound packs on their back. A man in the front puts his hand up and... Continue Reading →