13 Leadership Lessons From Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

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From the battlefield to the boardroom, these tips are vitally important for success

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3 Great Leadership Lessons I Learned Sitting by a Campfire With a Navy SEAL

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He learned these lessons on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

5 Lessons from a Former Navy SEAL That Will Change the Way You View Leadership Forever

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These hard-fought Navy SEALleadership lessons from the height of the Iraq War can help you become a better leader, entrepreneur and business-owner.

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Preparing for Chaos – the Life of a Startup « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

This book may be the Iraq war equivalent of “ Dispatches &# which defined Vietnam for my generation.

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Lessons in Leadership From Warlord 6: A Chat With Lieutenant General John Vines

Peter Levine

You can see the talk here : At the time, he was the only military general to lead combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan in the post 9-11 era, overseeing an organization of more than 160,000 troops. Leadership is different from management. “In Leadership is the art.

National Security Innovation just got a major boost in Washington

Steve Blank

That’s because Joe brings a wealth of real-world experience and leadership to the role. Putting theory into practice, he went to Iraq in 2008 as part of the 75th Ranger Regiment, in support of a Joint Special Operations Task Force. Two good things just happened in Washington – these days that should be enough of a headline. First, someone ideal was just appointed to be Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense.

3 Tips For Hiring Managers On How To Recruit Veterans

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A veteran might tell you that they ‘drove a truck in Iraq’. Founder of The Constantine Group Justin Constantine is an inspirational speaker and leadership consultant who serves as a liaison between the military and corporate communities.

Unknown Unknowns

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Say what you will about Rumsfeld or the Iraq war, but this is actually a great and extensible quote. Leadership Management Startup CEO Unknown Unknowns. There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.” ” –Donald Rumsfeld.

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50 Famous Leaders And Career Advice That Shaped Them

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David Axelrod: “Ignore conventional wisdom.” : As the president’s top advisor, Axelrod is a key player in the country’s leadership. Howard Schulz: “Leave your ego at the door.” : The founder and chairman of Starbucks gleaned this wisdom from leadership guru Warren Bennis of USC.

How Glenn Beck Won the Audience Over at the Upfront Summit

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She had no idea that in the last 2 years I had raised $16 million for refugees and we had personally moved 4,000 refugees out of Iraq and Syria — mainly to Australia because the United States wouldn’t take them.”

Resilience Engineering #8: Rupert Murdoch’s Folly

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In this case, Murdoch’s organization suffers from the same issues of robustness that contributed to the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters or the Abu Grebe prison debacle in Iraq: A belief that a robust model can continually be pushed.

Book Short: Innovation and Discipline

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You don't have to look too far to see a lot of examples of how the absence of domain expertise and integrated decision-making has led to spectacular failures, from Enron to Wall Street's meltdown to the Iraq War. The Puritan Gift ends on a hopeful note about restoring America's leadership in global industry by returning to our Puritan roots. Tags: Books Business Leadership/Management

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Chaos and Complexity #1: Coyotes, Chaos and Complexity

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Forming a coalition government can be quite the example of nonlinearity as can be seen in modern day Iraq. Tags: Leadership active garage center for change management Chaos Chaos and Complexity complexity Coyotes gary monti Project Management

Why It’s OK to Show Your Anger

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In attacking a Muslim Gold Star family whose son had been killed in Iraq and honored for his service, Trump insinuated that only the husband spoke because he wasn’t letting his life speak.

A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

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ended up a Marine (with a tour in Iraq), was graduated from Ohio State University in under 2 years and then was graduated from Yale Law School. I just finished Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I can’t recommend this book strongly enough. I loved it in so many ways.

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Why the Navy Needs Disruption Now (part 2 of 2)

Steve Blank

For targets over uncontested airspace (Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, etc.) For example, we can cruise offshore of potential adversaries (Iraq and Syria) who can’t get to our carriers. What spooks leadership is that in Horizon 3 most of the projects will fail.

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Herding Cats – Using Lean to Work Together

Steve Blank

When Colonel Peter Newell headed up the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) he used lean methods on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to provide immediate technology solutions to urgent problems.

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How a Wounded Warrior's Start-Up Fuels 'Post-Traumatic Growth'

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This is the third in a series of columns on nonprofit ventures founded by veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Skelton refers to the day he was wounded in Iraq as "the time I forgot to duck."

How to Develop Young Leaders

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” -- Navy SEAL Creed My first combat mission with my Navy SEAL platoon was to secure a hydroelectric power plant in Northern Iraq. What I figured out after we nailed our landing, and after many other successful missions, is that age has very little to do with leadership ability.

Why I am Voting for Barack Obama for President of the United States

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leadership and engagement, continue the fight against terrorists, and wage. success in Iraq and adjust his plans. " Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Eye Opening Experiences Foreign Policy Leadership Profiles Personal HistoryI have been a registered Independent voter since 1994.  Like many Americans, I've given more thought to this election than to any previous political contest.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 31: Congressmen Dan Lipinski and Seth Moulton

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Marine Corps veteran who served four tours in Iraq, including two tours as a platoon commander and two tours as a Special Assistant to Gen. As a former Marine, he has first-hand experience with the need to speed defense innovation efforts: I remember when my GPS mapping system in my Humvee broke down when I was over in Iraq. Steve: Is the problem with these institutions leadership, technology, bureaucracy that has no incentives to change, all of the above? .

Don't Wish for Obedient Employees

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As the class explored leadership issues, one of his classmates argued "For you, Fred, leadership is easy. It was clear that to these executives, military command must make leadership issues a cinch.

Why Do Military Veterans Make Such Great Entrepreneurs?

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I first met Joseph Kopser six years ago in Mosul, Iraq. Military training is often cited as good preparation for business leadership. Tim Moshier , who gave their lives in Iraq in 2003 and 2006

A Veteran Brings New Meaning to Coming Home

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In honor of Veterans Day, I''m writing this week about nonprofit organizations founded by veteran-entrepreneurs who returned from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. Mike Erwin hoped to get his MBA after he came home from his third tour in Iraq and Afghanistan.

4 Ways Women in Combat Will Change Business

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Indeed, more than 20,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the highest levels of leadership in the U.S. That leadership is likely to change, and faster than we might realize. (It It's not just about military front lines.

My 5 Biggest Fears and How I Overcame Them

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When my SEAL task unit was deployed to Iraq in 2003, we were tasked with performing capture or kill missions in conjunction with the CIA. Decision-making is critical for business leadership. Combat had nothing on public speaking for this SEAL.

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How a Wounded Warrior's Start-Up Fuels 'Post-Traumatic Growth'

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This is the third in a series of columns on nonprofit ventures founded by veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Skelton refers to the day he was wounded in Iraq as "the time I forgot to duck."

The Case for Hiring Veterans

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With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, there are bound to be a lot of veterans looking for a fresh start outside the service. And the list doesn't even include "soft" skills like leadership and the ability to handle pressure that military experience often brings.

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Examining the U.S.-Germany Relationship

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Younger Germans know 9/11, George Bush, Iraq, etc. Exercising leadership means making decisions that some will disagree with. Last week I participated in the Young Leaders Conference in Berlin, sponsored by the American Council on Germany.

Why I Only Hire Vets

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With the Iraq war ending, there will be thousands of vets looking for work. If general leadership isn’t your strong suit they can be a valuable asset in helping you understand group dynamics and how to motivate the workforce in a positive way.

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Think on Your Feet or Die Where You Stand

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” -- The Navy SEAL Creed When my SEAL team was deployed in Iraq, one of our jobs was to identify and eliminate high value targets, or HVT’s. But frustration has no place in leadership. There's only one thing to do when your plan hits a snag: Keep moving.

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Book Notes: Tribe by Sebastian Junger

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

” If women aren’t present to provide the empathic leadership that every group needs, certain men will do it.

9 Things Great Leaders Do in Difficult Times

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Great leadership seems easy when things are good and everybody''s happy. soldiers tasted combat for the first time, in Sadr City, Iraq. The same principle applies in any leadership context. Do you know what to do as a leader when you''re suddenly under fire?

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9 Ways to Be as Productive as a Navy SEAL

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When performing capture-or-kill missions in Iraq, we often used Humvees as insert platforms. Leadership has to trust and empower them to make change. The best teams in the world practice specific behaviors to ensure maximum efficiency.

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Who Will Champion Entrepreneurship?

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  A few of the ideas being proposed seem obvious, but are stagnating due to a lack of leadership.  Instead, they require big leadership.    Where is that leadership going to come from? I love Jackson Hole , Wyoming. 

7 Memorable Graduation Speeches by Entrepreneurs and Other Leaders

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He used the occasion to outline his new foreign policy of preventative war , which led to the invasion of Iraq. Among the thousands of graduation addresses given each year, these stand out--mostly for the right reasons.

Challenges of Hiring Recent Veterans

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Also, although veterans are instilled with qualities such as discipline, leadership, and loyalty, it can be hard to transmit that fact to employers. Luke Sutherland served two tours of duty in Iraq as a cavalry scout in the Army before leaving the military in 2009.

'Follow the Money' and Other Lessons From Jeff Bezos

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I was inspired as a middle schooler to get into journalism after reading a dog-eared copy of All the President''s Men, and much later, I had the great experience of working with Bob Woodward and reporting for the paper from Iraq. Sixteen years ago, Jeff Bezos told Inc.

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5 Tricks from a LinkedIn Jedi

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Gowel, a West Point graduate who served as a platoon leader in Iraq and teaches leadership classes at MIT, says CEOs and entrepreneurs are generally pretty bad at using LinkedIn. The man who wrote the book on LinkedIn shares his secrets to becoming an expert social networker.

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5 "Military Secrets" Behind Steve Blank's Entrepreneurial Success

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The secret was that he''d first learned about technology and leadership in the U.S. If you were anywhere near a combat zone--then, or now if you were in Iraq or Afghanistan--failing had a very different connotation