Like many of us, we moved around a fair bit when I was young. No matter where we were, though, I can promise you this: hanging in a prominent location was this old framed sketch of MacDuff. Being a kid, I didn’t know why the sketch was so important to my Dad, but when I
This may surprise many of you, but Special Operators in the military gossip more than the ladies who host ABC’s “The View.” In fact, we have a team for it: “RUMINT” or "Rumor Intelligence." Where are we deploying to and when? For how long? Who got promoted? Did you hear what happened to Bob?
What’s real wealth? The newest luxury toys? A brand-new car or the latest HDTV? Having enough stable income that you can order all the new Apple products the very day they come out? For many: yes! 100% Nailed it. For the record, I don’t disagree. I certainly enjoy those things. But I think I have
You leave the military with plenty of awesome sayings and cliches: “Think outside the box” “High speed, low drag” “Every dog has its day” “Nothing good comes easy” “Spotlight ranger” “Tactical pause” “Blue Falcon” “Soup Sandwich” “The only easy day was yesterday.” (Had to put this one in so my Navy SEAL friends would keep
We all suffer from it to some degree - especially when working on something we’d rather not be doing. We’ve also become quite amazing at rationalizing it and we disguise it by naming it something benign. Some people call it “multitasking” but my fellow Green Berets and I have an awesome term for it:
I hated a previous job. I loved the people, but I hated the job. For the record, this wasn’t a job in which you could just “phone it in” - I had real responsibilities and duties to perform. It took me over 4 years to realize my misery and an additional 18 months putting
A huge failure with both people and organizations is not coming to the realization they can learn from bad situations and bad teachers. In other words, to stop feeling sorry for the circumstances and start learning how to better them. I have a friend I’ll call Clark. Clark and I worked together as program