Archive for February 2018

R = REGULATIONS

Both military and business are subject to mountains of regulation and scrutiny. Every business industry has several thousand pages of regulations to comply with. What’s more is that those regulations can often change. Compliance with these stringent and often changing regulations is indeed challenging and costly in terms of time, money, and human resources. The…

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A = ADAPTATION

Both business and military must frequently adapt to a changing environment. We know technology is constantly changing. The markets have become more complicated and volatile than ever before. What’s perhaps the scariest and most unpredictable element of our environment today is how rapidly ideas and information can obtain global reach via social media and the…

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M = MORE WITH LESS

Both business and military are under constant pressure to do more with less. How many of you work with a business that simultaneously needs to spend more money and produce less? Anyone? If there’s anyone out there like that, I don’t think they would las very long. So I think it’s pretty safe to say…

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Military Secrets Every Business Should Know – Introduction

I’m Valerie Berube. I spent the last 30 years observing and experiencing both military and civilian ways of leadership. I served as a Marine, both active duty and reserve, both enlisted and officer, and both peacetime and war. I also worked in a wide variety of private sector industries. Some of those jobs include food…

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Why Authentic Leadership?

Authentic leadership means being your best self in order to bring out the best in others. It emphasizes integrity. It promotes honesty in self and in relationships. It inspires perseverance and passion toward achieving worthy goals. In its most powerful form, it inspires individuals, families, tribes, organizations, and nations to endure tough times, and strive…

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