I work with several people who used to be in the military( all branches ). Hell, most of my town is, LOL! Anyways, I've noticed that many of them have a different way of relating to civies than they do each other( even after discharge ). It's all one big club. Anyways, a common experience of mine is that those in leadership positions tend to attempt to resume some similar operational strategy they had experienced in the service or some weird compartmentalization?
As efficient as this might seem on the outside superficially; it's quite actually burdensome and alienating. With the leadership pulling old rank with each other or treating civilians as an underclass; it makes work flow stagnant and bad relations with management.
Basically, what I'm getting at is that military exposure doesn't mean you'll be a good leader even if you were some type of commander whatever. And most certainly being the pushup king/queen of your squad doesn't count either, LOL! So what type of training or experience can help? And isn't it the persons interest in wanting to be a good leader help too?
This is MY observation based on personal experience over many years. It's not a personal attack on you or the benefit of the services. There have been a minor few service people/now civilians who have made good transitions into decent leadership roles. However; I suspect overall, that good leaders are a rare breed independant of any organizational training be it military/ corporate/ or other. When you do meet one you can definitely feel it even if they're the crew-chief at MCDonalds.
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