The last chapter of the book “Extreme Ownership” was the most important. It concentrated on self-discipline. Why is it important? How does this apply to life? How does this apply to work? Having self-discipline and motivating oneself is one of the most important traits I have seen in successful individuals. Possessing these gives you thisContinue reading “It Starts With You…..”
I am a daughter of a US Army Veteran. I am a sister of a US Navy Veteran. There is no one group of people I respect more than the men and women who served our country. We, as civilians, can not even start to understand what it’s like to go to war. The skillsContinue reading “Pull the Trigger…..”
At the beginning of the year, I decided to step outside my COVID bubble and take my three kids on a short trip to Dinsey. My favorite part of all the parks in Disney World is “Tomorrowland” I love seeing what my grandparent’s generation designed/thought the future would hold for us all. Seeing where weContinue reading “The Tomorrowland of Education”
For those who might not be familiar with Cherokee, North Carolina, we have the largest employer in the western part of the state, but it is slim when it comes to food choices. We have just a few fast-food restaurants and your basic standard sit-down restaurants. Nothing higher-end unless you eat in the casino. AContinue reading “Keeping It Ground in Cherokee”
As I am sure for everyone else, Covid brought some very new challenges. In the chapter “Plan” in Extreme Leadership, Jocko speaks on the importance of planning and being prepared. The entire time all I could think about is my situation at work. During covid, my job shifted into a operations/support staff role. We wereContinue reading “Plan, Plan, Plan”
This has nothing to do with the assignments but I wanted to share with like minded individuals. This story really showed the importance of small business in the community and the huge impact they can have.
Why should ownership only live at the top of an organization’s chain? When you look at a business’s structure, a great leader will instill a sense of ownership from the bottom up. This mindset can be applied in just about team like situation you might be presented with. The more ownership that one can take,Continue reading “Ownership At All Levels”
“Combat, like anything in life, has inherent layers of complexity. Simplify as much as possible is crucial to success. When plans and orders are too complicated, people may not understand them.” -Jacko Willink I am relatively young in my career. I have worked my way up from administrative assistant to now coordinator over a reasonablyContinue reading “Simple vs Complex”