Is Emotional Intelligence Obsolete?

Is Emotional Intelligence Obsolete?

In the Army, there are seven values of Leadership. Each align with the Army’s definition of leadership, which according to the Army Field Manual (FM) 6-22 on Leader Development, statesLeadership is the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization.” And from our nation’s rich history, you can say the Army has done a pretty good job producing top-notch leaders.

Nowhere on this list is “Emotional Intelligence” or “Kindness” or “Empathy.”

Surprised? 

Why Military Transition is So Difficult -- Part 3 of 3: Identity Crisis

Why Military Transition is So Difficult -- Part 3 of 3: Identity Crisis

Each year, 200,000+ Service Members end up leaving the military. Whether by choice or retirement is not important, but all Veterans face the need to transition our identities from being professional badasses to now being members of society. Through deliberate reflection to re-invent your identity and also taking steps to form your own personal Board of Directors, you can prepare yourself for the challenges ahead.

What I Learned From the “Supe Daddy” in Six Minutes

What I Learned From the “Supe Daddy” in Six Minutes

As the former Superintendent of the United States Military Academy and a soldier with 43 years of service, Lieutenant General Robert Caslen Jr. was the keynote speaker for the Philadelphia Chapter’s West Point Founder’s Day dinner on March 16, 2019. There, as a consummate leader and mentor, he spoke to the participants on how excellence is a mind-set and attitude that we should pursue in everything we do.

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.