Army Of One Or A Fireteam?

I vividly remember the old Army slogan: Be all that you can be. The Army slogan then changed to: An Army Of One.

The Army Of One slogan never sat well with me. Sure, it sounds great to someone who wants to be free and on their own. They can be their own army. They can go after the enemy as the Lone Ranger.

Shadows of men at dusk

Photo by Papaioannou Kostas

But is an Army Of One truly effective? One man, going out on his own (other than John Wick or Bryan Mills), is not going to be very effective.

He will run into situations he is poorly suited for. He will look around and find no one to help him. In the end, he will flounder because he was on his own.

Supporting Our Servicemen And Veterans During The Holidays With Dan Dwyer

The Answers From Leadership Episode 027

The guest for today’s show is Dan Dwyer. Dan has spent time as an army officer and retired 10 years ago. He’s now helping guide leaders and organizations to achieve transformational results.

We can help support the men and women in our armed forces this holiday and Christmas season

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Show Notes:

Dan, can you tell us a little about yourself?

I spent 22 as an army officer. I’m a paternal twin and my twin brother still serves in the navy, he’s in his 32nd year. We were raised by our aunt and uncle.

This month will be 10 years since I took off the uniform.

Most of my focus is on leadership development at coachtoperform.com. That’s really my passion.

We’d discussed on LinkedIn about today’s topic: Leading veterans and servicemen in the workplace…

Yeah, particularly this time of the year, as leaders, we have to be mindful of some of the stressors, typically the holiday season, both at peacetime and especially the last decade plus, it’s been where suicides have increased.

Leadership Lessons From The Life Of Astronaut John Glenn

Yesterday, we lost an American hero. Astronaut John Glenn passed away on December 8th, 2016.

Leadership lessons and quotes from John Glenn

John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in Space. After Scott Carpenter passed away, John Glenn was the last surviving member of the Mercury Seven.

Not only did John Glenn go into outer space, he served and retired from the Marine Corps and ran a successful political career winning a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Looking back on his life, we can find signs of leadership throughout it.

Leadership Lessons From The Life Of John Glenn

1. Leaders quit:

When the Japenese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1942, John Glenn dropped out of college and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He quit something important to join an organization he believed in.

People will often think leaders never quit. That’s far from the truth.