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"Leadership" and Career Transition


One of the capabilities our service members and military veterans are known for; and rightly so. Our military services develop leadership skills from day one.

This highly developed leadership capability can bring amazing value to the civilian workplace at all levels.

Unfortunately, far too many times I see solid leaders stumble in transition.

There are myriad reasons but I'll suggest in part it is because they aren't applying their leadership skills to their own transition.

Aishwarya Jain recently shared People Hum's "18 Attributes of an Ideal Boss" post in Linked: HR Executive.

Anyone who has any experience as a leader or with leaders will recognize these and their value.

This post got me thinking ... how do these attributes apply to career transition? How might documenting this application help service members and veterans transition well?

Today I'm kicking of an 18 part series to explore these questions, offering short insights of how each of these 18 leadership attributes apply to career transition.

The 18 Attributes:

1. Has a clear vision

2. Knows how to execute the vision

3. Sets clear performance expectations

4. Is decisive

5. Available for employees

6. Consistent feedback and coaching

7. Sets high standards and is demanding in terms of goal achievements

8. Shares credit

9. Cares about the well-being of staff

10. Respects employees

11. Shares personal experiences

12. Makes work fun

13. Empowers staff

14. Fosters team development

15. Regularly praises staff on a job well done

16. Does not micromanage

17. Listens to employees and values employee perspectives

18. Rewards good performance

Transition Application Insight 1:

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