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In 1959, Peter Drucker wrote about “knowledge workers”, in his book The Landmarks of Tomorrow.  In 2018, there is still no universally agreed upon definition for the term knowledge worker.  However, examples of knowledge workers are software engineers, project managers, physicians, engineers, scientists, accountants, lawyers, and academics, all workers whose jobs require non-routine …
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Good morning, Team Room – For my friends, family, brothers, sisters, colleagues, and teammates. For six years, Bridget and I have experienced our own transition from national service into the private sector, and have worked with two outstanding military transition organizations in serving others doing the same. It’s a topic of both interest and personal …
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I was just at a two-day planning session with the team at Everfi in Washington DC helping to inform the construction of an anti-bullying course to be called, Honor Code. The course will be deployed to thousands of schools across the United States and Canada sometime in 2018. It’s an …
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As a veteran of 13 years in U.S military special operations and now working in the “private sector,” three recent articles and phenomena emerging from Silicon Valley caught my attention.  All three articles espouse tactics, themes, and leadership skills that are innovative but are actually over 200 years old.  And …
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This was too good not to send!  Have a quick look at this guide in the 1963 Office of Strategic Services Simple Sabotage Field Manual.  Thanks Tony Lena for sending. A how to on “General Interference with Organizations and Production”: Insist on doing everything through “channels.”  Never permit short-cuts to be taken …
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Whether it’s Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning, Dan Millman’s Way of the Peaceful Warrior, The Complete Essays of Michel de Montaigne, Jack Canfield’s Chicken Soup for the Soul, Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, Epictetus’ Enchiridion, Brenee Brown’s Daring Greatly, or ADM James Stockdale’s Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot, it seems we’re all on a journey of some kind.  I’ve …
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After paying attention to this topic for years, and most recently listening to this interview with Dr. Robert Lustig, I thought I’d consolidate some resources and some information here for everyone.  By the way, if you don’t read any of this post, please carve out an hour to listen to Dr. …
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Doug was a great friend and mentor to me. A wrestling teammate at the US Naval Academy and legend in the US Marine Corps. A hero to many. Read more here. “Be a man of principle. Fight for what you believe in. Keep your word. Live with integrity. Be brave. …
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