E022 – What Pearl Harbor Teaches Us About Leadership

[audio src="https://anchor.fm/s/6b820710/podcast/play/44496310/sponsor/a6tngf4/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fstaging%2F2021-12-08%2F29d901a21f896dbf65cde1d4279fa441.m4a"][/audio]80 years ago, on a peaceful Sunday morning, the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor, costing 2403 American lives, and launching the nation into World War II. While it is paramount to continue to remember that tragic, fateful day & the lives and families impacted then and throughout the war, those events offer a chance to learn many…

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E021 – A Noun, A Verb and a Lifestyle Walk Into a Bar! [Season 2 Introduction]

[audio src="https://anchor.fm/s/6b820710/podcast/play/44088620/sponsor/a6tngf4/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fstaging%2F2021-11-29%2F57cfe97e7e91802d3d98c693fde968a2.m4a"][/audio]We’re shifting gears for season two! Presenting a different format, duration and approach for this season of the podcast. Our topic is so commonly tied to the military, it’s nearly synonymous: leadership. Anyone who has worn the uniform has personally experienced and executed leadership – both the good and the bad. So, there’s plenty of opportunities for educational, comical,…

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Your Personnel Record Shouldn’t End with Your DD-214

If you wore our nation’s uniform for more than a few minutes, you were probably bombarded with how critical it is for you to keep an accurate, organized file of all your important records, documents and awards to documents your military service.  Grunts and squids move often.  And everywhere.  It’s a proven logistical impossibility for the military to track all…

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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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