How to Control What You Can’t Control In Transition

(This is post #4 in an ongoing series of articles on career transition for military officers & NCOs.) Avoiding the common in situations out of your control. There are two general categories of transition. The parts you directly control and those which involve other people, decisions and circumstances outside of your control. For convenience, I […]

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Military to MBA Career – Practice One & Done on Transition

This is post #3 in an ongoing series of articles on career transition for military officers & NCOs. Last time out, I posted about doing one transition one at a time and not combining multiple transitions. Having one transition flow naturally into the another will allow you to prioritize, focus and get through it. I […]

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From Kindergarten to College and Career, What I Have Learned About Diversity and Inclusion.

This is installment one in a three-part series (1 of 3) on Diversity & Inclusion. I was fortunate enough to have as one of my three best friends from K-12 a Japanese American kid named Jimmy Okada. Jimmy and his family were great. His father, Sam, was a Pharmacist and the most educated person in […]

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Military to MBA Career – Take One Transition At A Time

Piling Multiple Transitions on Each Other Seems Reasonable, But Doesn’t Work. Career transitions start out simple enough, but life quickly complicates matters. And, soon enough, your career transition is no longer just about starting or changing careers. As human beings who seek growth and performance, we are notorious for combining and co-mingling. Other types of […]

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What No One Has Ever Told You About Transition…Until Now

Transition in the Military Never Ends, But Use of the Word “Transition” Should. The word “transition” is associated with and has become about “all things military”.  Through general, frequent and improper use, transition is now a highly-marginalized term having little or no significance. Everyone inside and outside the military casually throws it around as a […]

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A recruiter’s perspective on the state of diversity in the MBA industry.

For the past 14 years, I have been recruiting grad students for more than 50 MBA schools. Most of them reside in the US and a few in Europe. I have recruited military officers for several reasons. Aside from being leaders and desirable students, one reason is because the military is the largest diversity employer […]

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MBA Applications – Simple, Surprise & Significant

Last week, we forwarded a post about 3 tips for building the perfect college application, from a CEO who went to Harvard for free. We called it the three (3) S’s of applications. Here is my quick take on the approach which I shared while coaching a 24-year old MBA applicant. Be Simple. Is where […]

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Takeaways for Military Transitioners, Women & Career Portfolioists

All of us undergo transition and opportunity change throughout our personal and work lives. I join you on this constant journey as, 10 months ago, I recently made another pivot. Not counting changes in jobs, roles or positions; I have made 6 discernible, strategic shifts in my work life. This compares to most millennials who will […]

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Free MBA Admission Tests on Military Leadership Day

Military Leadership Day Military MBA Shows Ongoing Commitment With Free MBA Admission Tests Last week, Military MBA declared a national day of observance called military leadership day. Although past and present officers and servicemembers are deserving of our national recognition and support, this day is not about simply thanking veterans for their service. Getting days […]

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Using Counter Intuition

Is there ever a time to go against better judgment? The answer, I have discovered, is yes there are times when it is acceptable to go against what seems to be better judgment. Recently, I have put a lot on my plate. I am building one business, maintaining another and planning a startup. This is […]

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MBA Becoming Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

More Entrepreneurs Are Obtaining MBA Degrees MBAs Used To Start or Grow A Business Entrepreneurship Demand to obtain MBA degrees for the purpose of initiating entrepreneurial careers is at an all-time high. Key Takeaways on the Opportunity: Article – According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council, who own and operate the GMAT, one quarter of […]

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One Improvement Colleges Need That Adds Immediate Value To Education

Higher Education That Works Why do we restructure learning when we know simple, proven methods return value to students? Last Friday, I attended a Senior Project Expo for my son who will graduate in mid-June as a Mechanical Engineer from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. My son has worked on a designing and […]

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The Portfolio Career Option

Recommended for Young Milennials Early On in Their Careers I recently read a game-changing book by Charles Handy called, “The Empty Raincoat”. Because the book was ground breaking and ahead of its time, it consistently appears as one the best-selling business books of all time. Although it was originally published in 1994, Handy correctly predicts […]

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