Making the transition to civilian life and work comes with several factors worthy of consideration: to what extent does military service matter to a prospective employer? Is there a culture of veteran hiring?
Arriving into an executive role is fraught with risk. Know your context. Hit the ground learning, not running.
Three months of interviews, a killer presentation, and you’re now in your freshly painted office eager to prove hiring you was a brilliant decision. You’ve given your “I’m going to spend my first months learning the business, getting to know people, and reaaaalllly listening” speech because that’s what your headhunter told you newly arrived executives say. Continue Reading
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has a large number of veterans who are returning home as the Army thins its ranks and winds down overseas engagements, placing more demand on a network of veterans’ services that is already stretched thin.
Unfortunately for Hoosiers coming home, local veterans advocates says Indiana lags far behind other states when it comes to getting services to those in need. Continue Reading
One of the dirty secrets of public speaking is that audiences don’t remember much of what you say. I’ve seen a range of studies over the years showing retention of anywhere from 10 to 30% of what an audience hears.
Many, many efforts have been made to increase that percentage. Microsoft funded some studies hoping to find out that the judicious use of PowerPoint increased retention. Continue Reading