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Veteran’s Interest

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 …

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 …

Mr. Overton…America’s Oldest Living Veteran This was just too good!  See Ryan Holiday’s article here about Mr. Richard Overton, America’s Oldest Living Veteran.  Mr. Overton lives in Austin, TX so Ryan Holiday (author of The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy and the Daily Stoic) went over to meet him.  Holiday’s three books are …

Why do so many high grit (as defined by Dr. Angela Duckworth), high performing, Mission Critical Team (MCT) members score so low in self-esteem (personal pessimism)? This is a question I’ve been investigating since I sent many of you a survey in October 2016.  By the way, thanks very much to the 46 people …

When working in any environment that has become familiar there is an established pattern of doing things.  Some of our environments are tightly constrained with very few degrees of freedom.  These types of jobs (or environments) may be boring for some and comfortable for others.  For me, and many of …

Good afternoon, Team Room.  I’ve been off the net for a few weeks with my head down working on a few things so I’ve missed getting my notes out.  There are quite a few things I’ve learned in the last few weeks and thought I’d get a couple observations out …