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Leadership in Marriage: I Now Pronounce You Leader and Co-Leader

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At the time of this writing, I have been married for ten months. It’s been an incredible ride with Christie, my wife, and I’m very lucky to have found someone like her — beautiful, affectionate, sophisticated. I always joked when people ask me how marriage is going – “It’s marital bliss! Everyday is better than…

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Standards and Legacy Taught Through Sports

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Between the Lines is Where We Fight I enjoyed baseball as a kid. Any game with a ball, really, but little league baseball was awesome. Spring days, fresh cut gass, and the crack of the bat. However, I stopped playing baseball at the age of ten, mostly because I kept getting hit with the ball…

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Embracing The Leadership Role (When You’re Not Ready)

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The Time Has Never Been Better to Take Control of Your World The US military is a unique and challenging environment in which junior officers, among others, are given immense responsibility right out of the gate to lead teams. They must become highly adaptive to management opportunities and must answer the bell when asked to command personnel…

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Get Your Hands On: David Marquet’s "Turn the Ship Around!"

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“Balance the courage to hold people accountable for their actions with my compassion for their honest efforts” – David Marquet Self-leaders and business leaders, feast your minds on this high-powered leadership novel that begs for David to continue delivering on his revolutionary thinking. A testament to the struggles of implementing a leader-leader model and pushing…

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5 GenY Leadership Styles — Which One Are You?

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Purebred or Hybrid Leader — Which style best fits your natural strengths and personality? Like personalities, leadership styles are as a unique as the person exercising it. Introverted or extroverted, thoughtful or impulsive, reserved or emotional — all of us are a distinctive blend of characteristics or qualities that form are individual character. Because of…

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Why the Best Leaders Are Leading on Their Feet

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The Art Of A Social-Professional Leader Warships are vehicles of peace and tremendous force. We bring the United States’ collective iron first when called upon to defend our constitution. Whether the AEGIS weapon suite, countless electric and auxiliary systems, or cryptic communication capabilties the US Navy prides itself on being the most technologically advanced war…

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Uncover the Purpose (Why Do You Work Here?)

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For Real Influence, Pull Back Individual Purposes Great leaders are easy to imagine — the dedicated leader first in the office and the last to kick rocks. The technical leader with the knowledge to repair and replace any system. The inspirational one who can pull your attention with the calming command of his voice. And the…

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Why You Need to Take Notes on Your Boss

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Taking Notes in a Different Way Reporting to your first job is daunting. At least, I imagine for most it’s a bit daunting. For me, reporting to my first job was walking down the pier at Norfolk Naval Station to begin my tour onboard USS PONCE (LPD-15). I was cautiously optimisitc about my ability to…

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