Military training and experience provide a superb foundation for excelling in business. The executive search firm Korn Ferry discovered in a 2006 study that CEOs with military experience out-performed their civilian peers. Combat Leader to Corporate Leader: 20 Lessons to Advance Your Civilian Career outlines 20 lessons describing how veterans can apply their universal military training to succeed and excel in the business world. Combat Leader to Corporate Leader teaches Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force veterans and non-military professionals how to apply successfully the skills that have made the U.S. military successful.
The book is divided into four sections and aligned with military combat planning tools: (1) understanding the company and business environment, (2) planning a robust solution, (3) rigorous execution to meet the plan’s goals, and (4) improving people and process for better results. Each section offers specific examples, advice, and formats that directly address the challenge of translating military experience into business skill sets. Among other issues, the book will teach vets how to showcase military experience and value to get hired, how to apply combat experience to a career in business, how to avoid the mistakes veterans commonly make in the workplace, and how to customize and translate their own unique military experiences to their business. At the conclusion of the book, veterans and non-veterans alike will have the skills to understand, plan, execute, and improve their careers and business ventures.
- Numerous graphs and charts to quickly and effectively translate military tools to business practice
- Case studies of successful vets in the civilian world and examples on every page
- A "tool box" of success aids that relate military experience to business practices in each chapter
- Ready-to-use worksheets for topics ranging from synchronizing business operations to employee performance counseling, commercial after-action reviews, and applying direct military training to business functions
- Candid discussions of problems veterans can face in the workplace, solutions to advance veteran careers, and an open conversation of how to navigate between military and corporate culture