11 Things The Military Teaches You About Leadership
Lowell McAdam, Verizon’s chairman and CEO, spent six years in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. Does military experience translate to leadership and business savvy?
A glance at today’s most successful corporations would suggest that it does. Many of the biggest names in the business world — Verizon’s Lowell McAdam, FedEx CEO Frederick Smith, former General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson — have military backgrounds.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-the-military-teaches-about-leadership-2014-2
How War Has Prepared Today’s Veterans for Startups and Small Businesses
Employers and headhunters typically describe veteran military officers as hard-chargers who can lead teams and execute plans in large, process-driven companies. But that misses something—how veteran officers also tend to be creative thinkers who thrive in uncertain conditions, such as those found in startups and small businesses. Veterans are increasingly joining small businesses, launching nonprofit organizations, and founding companies.
Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesleadershipforum/2014/03/04/how-war-has-prepared-todays-veterans-for-startups-and-small-businesses/
Veterans Ready to Serve As Corporate Assets and Entrepreneurs
Myth: A veteran’s skills and experience gained in the military are not transferable to the business world.
Reality: A trained, disciplined veteran is the best resource for protecting the front lines of your brand or business.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-a-meyer/veterans-ready-to-serve-a_b_4912697.html
Vet-Owned Firms Losing Out On Government Contracts, Fed. Circ. Told
By Erica Teichert
Law360, Washington (March 07, 2014, 6:55 PM ET) — A veteran-owned small business urged a Federal Circuit panel on Friday to force the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to set aside additional contracts for veteran-owned contractors, claiming the agency isn’t giving the companies the contracting advantages they’re entitled to.
Young military vets show strong interest in business ownership
It’s no secret that U.S. military veterans are a force to be reckoned with in the nation’s small business economy. But according to the latest research, younger vets are emerging as major players in the buying of small companies.
Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/how-to/buy-a-business/2014/03/young-military-vets-want-to-own-businesses.html
How to Align Military Experience With Private-Sector Needs
Groups show vets how to market their abilities
After serving as a tanker for four years, Edner Seme spent a year looking for a job. Eventually, he turned to the Texas Veterans Commission for help finding work.
Read more: http://kdhnews.com/business/groups-show-vets-how-to-market-their-abilities/article_dd3d41ea-a66e-11e3-9179-001a4bcf6878.html
Hardy Stone is the editor/publisher of VetLikeMe, the nation’s only publication devoted to service disabled veteran owned business.