Around the internet: Military meets business

Coaching my wife

Dan Rockwell lured me to read a post about him coaching his wife. All what was about his wife was to point out that if he can coach his wife everybody can coach their employees.

I might dare to think that coaching your employees to right solutions and choices could be harder than with your spouse. As a manager or a leader, in our culture, it’s often expected that one has the right answers to the challenges and questions of employees. Often, in a hurry,

What your job really says about your love life

Amanda Chatel brought up a study that presents what kind of relationships people in different occupations are looking for. The data is pulled out from a Clover dating app. Check out if there’s a title that is close to what you do. Unfortunately the was no “business man” neither “sales rep”.

I’m sure your occupation will affect your personal life, especially if you haven’t found your significant other before beginning your career. This is simply because your work determines to certain extent what kind of people you have around you.

Take command – military meets business and organizations represents a summary of  a book by Jake Wood. As a former marine he brings out the lessons from the high performing teams and interpreting them to business life. Interesting read as competitive landscape of today might often have characteristics of modern warfare.

Personally military service taught me taking responsibility, self-confidence and learning my own limits. I learned that one can fall asleep while walking. But, I also concluded that the military organization functions the way it does for a reason. The way of leading and building the command chain can not be taken to business environment without extensive adaptation.

I like Wood’s building blocks of trust: training, transparency and tribulations. I can see these fitting very well for example for a sales team or organization. Training ensures everyone is capable for the job at hands, transparency provides both what to work for and why and tribulations build bonds between team members for them to work efficiently together.


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