Mentors have always been a key part of success in every walk of life. There are numerous examples of mentors who were teachers, colleagues, coaches and even adversaries of other people who went on to produce great works of accomplishment. Sir Issac Newton once wrote his rival Robert Hooke and referenced their predecessor Descartes saying, “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
At Military MBA, we often struggle to communicate how leaders succeed in the military and also in civilian careers. In particular, it is difficult to capture and convey how military leaders effectively transition from one world into a different culture. So rather than complicating matters, or try to out think it, we have decided to keep in simple.
In a nutshell, we are going to study more leaders and pass along what we hope are some valuable lessons to you. Our first project is an education and employment study on service academy graduates who have their MBA degrees. It is the first of its kind and part of a new mentor series on understanding the success of other leaders.
We hope you enjoy the first study in our mentor series and look forward to your feedback.