Tag Archive: relationships

Mar 15

For the love of sheep?

“Tend my sheep.” -John 21 Ever wonder why there seems to be so much tension between veterans and civilians? Just scroll through some of the comments posted on “when a civilian says” memes and you will see just how real and deep that tensions run. I do NOT believe that veterans are the sole party …

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Jul 17

Never Surrender

Since I started CONUS Battle Drills I’ve had many people send me resume’s to review, ask me tips on handling headhunters and recruiters, and even helped proofread some college papers, but I was really unprepared for the conversation I had last night (even though I probably should have been). A battle buddy of mine that …

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Jul 03

Abundant Toxic Leadership

I used to think that the military, with its rigid caste structure and virtually guaranteed promotion rates for officers was particularly suited for the megalomaniacal personality that is germane to toxic leadership.  Now that I’ve had years in the civilian world, I’ve come to find that toxic leadership is actually the norm. Ask any Soldier, Airman, …

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May 12

The Dark Night of the Soul- Part 1

This is the first part of two-part postings on suicide. The first part deals with a general introduction to the problem and the concept of risk and protective factors. The second part will address more intrapersonal, individual factors and possible options to find hope and relief. However, it is important to keep in mind this …

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