Adjusting to Culture

Branding as a Veteran in the Business World

Branding as a Veteran in the Business World

Experienced, mid-career Veterans have the skills and leadership competencies to accomplish the mission and “get the job done” at all costs -- to be resourceful, build teams, communicate effectively, analyze ambiguous situations, make difficult decisions and so on -- but without articulating their experiences through a functional lens, they are at risk of being just being labeled just a “generalist” leader. Which doesn’t get you hired.

So what how do you brand yourself, with all the leadership experience in the military?

Why Military Transition is So Difficult -- Part 2 of 3: Culture (Leadership) Fit

Why Military Transition is So Difficult -- Part 2 of 3: Culture (Leadership) Fit

Applying military leadership lessons to the private sector only takes you so far. There are different norms in the civilian world, and it takes time for a newly transitioned military leader to recognize these differences and adjust. Ensure that you manage your expectations but still have a goal to slowly introduce change.