By Maj. John Alderman,
State Public Affairs Officer, Georgia National Guard
January 9, 2012
One of the great things about Guardsmen is that we take the leadership and management skills we learn from the military back into our families and communities. From clubs to committees to boards to teams at civilian jobs, our experience and training can add real value organizations just can't get anywhere else.
But if there's one problem with that, it's that sometimes our skills are lost in translation. Our different perspective is valuable; our different vocabulary can make communicating that value pretty challenging.
For all these reasons (as well as learning new concepts to apply in uniform), it's a good idea for Guard leaders to check out the "Management Headlines" tab up in The Professional Guardsman navigation bar. This will take you to a dynamically generated page of the latest headlines in the management consulting field. These are the topics managers across the spectrum of civilian employers are talking about --- or will be soon.
A periodic perusal could help traditional Guardsmen better communicate and lead in the workplace - and help all of us better communicate with civilians during domestic support operations.
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