Ten Workplace Lessons From the Military

Ten Workplace Lessons From the Military

Ten Workplace Lessons From the Military

No Surrender  Soldiers always seek to fight forward, not letting adversity diminish their determination.

While it's a discomforting thought, the truth is that the majority of today's employees have probably spent most of their professional careers during a time of war. And, regardless of whether they served in Iraq, Afghanistan or another global hotspot, men and women who have sacrificed while serving overseas can offer many valuable lessons learned from the battlefield—lessons that are readily transferable to the modern, technology-driven workplace. With this in mind, the following 10 insights shed light on the wide range of valuable skills, practices and personal qualities that are commonly found within members of the military community. Their strengths often include cool-headed comportment, organizational abilities, motivational strategies, prioritization capabilities and admirable core values. These insights have been compiled from two sources: Solixir founder Scott Lerner, who served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, and the site MilitarytoBusinessMentor.com. Both sources provide keen insight about how military tactics and core philosophies can effectively support today's organizations.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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