I feel it’s unfortunate that military sacrifices (whether on active duty, or making the ultimate sacrifice) sometimes overshadow those made by our First Responders.  And, truthfully, that could be my own bias – as a veteran myself.  I have, however, long recognized that there is no difference in the bravery to face an enemy shooting bullets at you as there…

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FREEDOM. Is. Not. Free!

Judge me later, but I have a more important lesson coming after you laugh at me… It took me a decade to get over my fear of needles and finally get the tattoo that I’d designed in my head about two decades earlier.  And, ironically, when the tattoo needle was first an inch from my skin – just before a…

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Add a Veteran; Add to Your Bottom Line!

You already know why you SHOULD hire a veteran. He or she swore to lay their life on the line to maintain the freedoms Americans enjoy every day. It’s “a debt that can never be repaid.” But, do you know why it’s also a great move for your business?  Veterans leave the military instilled with invaluable characteristics that can help your business…

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E019 – From Periscope Depth to Industry Maverick – Jon S Rennie

“Leadership is a people business” is the mantra of today’s guest, manufacturing expert and author Jon S Rennie. Jon accomplished his boyhood dream and loved his seven deployments and the unique leadership challenges of submarine duty during the #ColdWar. You’ll learn many first-hand experiences of submarine life, how to keep your business focused on what’s truly important, and comical history…

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Business Lessons I Learned While Serving in the Military

America’s military has long been a revered training ground for our youth transitioning into the workforce. Few better employers instill discipline, technical skills, and personal development like the permanent pivot that happens when a young woman or man joins the United States Armed Forces. I experienced that pivot, and absolutely realize that it was invaluable to my own development as an…

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E018 – She’s Katie Couric, But in Uniform. USMC and USN Vet – Amy Forsythe

You’ve seen pictures and videos from combat. Now, hear the first-hand experience of a Marine journalist who shared so many stories of servicemembers and their valor. Amy Forsythe completed five deployments, serving as a Public Affairs Officer for the Navy. She was deeply impacted by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and is writing a SOON TO BE RELEASED BOOK, "Heroes Live…

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Leadership is on LIFE SUPPORT!

Everywhere leadership is wildly needed, leadership is on life support, gasping for each breath, hoping no one pulls the plug.  Consistent, responsible leadership is essential in our homes, businesses, communities and in the examples shown by public figures.  In each of those areas though, leadership’s slow but steady erosion has negatively impacted our children, our careers and how we live…

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E015 – Reflecting with an Old Shipmate – Chief Russ Rauch

You’ve seen the videos of military missiles landing precisely on-target, although launched from hundreds of miles away.  Today’s guest, 24-year Navy veteran Russ Rauch, was the person responsible for getting those missiles ‘down range.’  We talk: deployments, the ancillary benefits of military service, family impacts, being a military teacher, and seeing the world.  Plenty of good info and humor!! ______________________________________________________________________…

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