March 28, 2009

Good to Great – Why it’s still one of the most important business books.

Good to Great by Jim Collins is one of the key books in the Cameron-Brooks Reading Program because the principles he outlines are enduring for leaders and leading organizations.  In the past few months, several candidates have pointed out that there might be errors to his ideas because a few of the companies he cites have … Continue reading “Good to Great – Why it’s still one of the most important business books.”

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March 25, 2009

Challenges Create Leadership Opportunities for Cameron-Brooks Alumni and Candidates

There is a silver lining for leaders in today’s tough economic climate.  While challenging, the problems create opportunities for leaders to bring value to their organization.  Those currently serving, or who have previously served in military leadership positions during war time, understand this.  The time when military leaders make their greatest contribution is during war.  … Continue reading “Challenges Create Leadership Opportunities for Cameron-Brooks Alumni and Candidates”

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March 23, 2009

Lincoln Letters – timeless method for controlling emotions and frustrations

I have four children at home; girls  ages 9, 7 and 18 months and one boy age 3.  Quite often they get frustrated and angry with another.  Those of you with children can understand.  My two oldest daughters always seem to be at odds with one another the most.  They fight about the bathroom, the hair … Continue reading “Lincoln Letters – timeless method for controlling emotions and frustrations”

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March 20, 2009

The Economy – How is it Impacting Cameron-Brooks Candidates’ Career Searches?

We are staying in close contact with all of the candidates enrolled in the Cameron-Brooks Development and Preparation Program during this unique economy.  Whether or not you are enrolled in our program, this posting will provide you with information on what economic trends Cameron-Brooks is seeing. One cannot escape the constant news of doom and … Continue reading “The Economy – How is it Impacting Cameron-Brooks Candidates’ Career Searches?”

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March 18, 2009

Common JMO Concerns About a Military to Corporate America Transition

If you have concerns about transitioning from the military to business, you are not alone.  In this market, you should have concerns as the economy continues to struggle.   However, your concerns are probably not unique.  I have been working at Cameron-Brooks for almost 10 years now and I made my own transition in 1999.  The Cameron-Brooks’ Blog … Continue reading “Common JMO Concerns About a Military to Corporate America Transition”

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March 16, 2009

Demonstrating you leadership during an interview.

I am doing several mock interviews with candidates preparing for the Cameron-Brooks April 2009 Conference.  I am finding some are doing a very good job of connecting their military experience to key competencies and functional experience to the questions I am asking.  Some need significant improvement.  This post addresses the importance of delivering specific answers … Continue reading “Demonstrating you leadership during an interview.”

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March 12, 2009

Suggested Reading for Military to Corporate Transition

After my last post about the importance of preparation and reading, I figured I would get questions about what to read.  Below are suggested readings for a potential transition from military to business. (We have a more comprehensive Reading Program© for those candidates enrolled in our Development and Preparation Program©.)   PCS to Corporate America, … Continue reading “Suggested Reading for Military to Corporate Transition”

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March 12, 2009

Developing Your Knowledge Before You Make the Transition from the Military to Corporate America

What do you know about Lean Manufacturing, Total Productive Maintenance, Kaizen, or Consultative Selling? How about Six Sigma, Process Excellence, Self-Directed Work Teams, Risk Management or Change Management?   The JMO candidates who have succeeded in their career search understood these business concepts, but more importantly, related their military background to them and bring the topics … Continue reading “Developing Your Knowledge Before You Make the Transition from the Military to Corporate America”

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March 12, 2009

Introduction to the Cameron-Brooks Blog

All of us at Cameron-Brooks are excited to launch our new blog.  In the last 3 years, we have worked very hard to provide more up to date information to reach more junior military officers and Cameron-Brooks Alumni.  The military has significantly changed since 9-11 and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  Our clients needs continue … Continue reading “Introduction to the Cameron-Brooks Blog”

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