Why You Lead Determines How Well You Lead

I recently came across an article from Harvard Business Review I thought I would share on this blog.  The article discusses a study examining the various reasons why individuals want to be leaders and how those reasons translate into how effective a leader they will be.   There are many reasons as to why someone […]
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Connecting Your Military Background to the Business World

In Chapter 2 of PCS to Corporate America, Roger Cameron explains the importance of quantifying your military success in such a way that the business world can not only understand, but can also see the relevance of what you have done and how it specifically relates to the role for which you are interviewing.  He […]
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Technology, Travel, Productivity, and the JMO

In our efforts to recruit top JMOs for our client companies, my colleagues Joel, Pete, and I spend a significant amount of time traveling which requires us to be as efficient as possible with our time to maximize our productivity efforts.  We are also looking for ways to improve professionally and increase our knowledge.  I […]
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What a Business Career Is Really Like Recorded Webcast

“What’s it really like in business? Will I be satisfied and find meaning in my work if I transition from the military to business? How will my skills translate?” These are top of mind questions many military officers have about a transition, and we asked two Cameron-Brooks Alumni to answer these questions in an hour […]
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4 Steps to Being Prepared for Your Next Meeting

Ever step into a meeting feeling prepared, yet very quickly you recognize you really aren’t?  You start to feel warm, sweat a little, and get a tingling sensation from stress.  You feel uncomfortable and start wondering, “Will the other people notice?  How do I get out of this without anyone thinking that I am completely […]
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What Are You Passionate About?

I read an interesting article in a recent issue of Fortune Magazine about Hobie Alder who was coined, at least in the article, as the “Founding Father of the Surf Industry.” The article chronicled how Adler, starting in the 1950’s, began building surfboards in his parents’ garage and eventually, through significant sacrifice and hard work, […]
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January 2014 Career Conference Results

We just completed our first Career Conference of 2014 and are already busy preparing for the follow-up interview process.  54 candidates and 15 spouses and support team members attended the Conference, and all candidates have companies pursuing them into the follow-up process.  The candidates interviewed with an average of 12.7 companies and averaged 9 companies pursuing them for a 68% pursuit […]
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Holiday Greetings from the Cameron-Brooks Team

This Holiday Season, we take a moment to reflect on 2013 and consider 2014. As we do so, we are grateful for the opportunity to work with such a fantastic group of officers, alumni and client companies. Our mission is to serve others to help them reach their potential and dreams. We have been able […]
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Setting Goals for a Great 2014

During my recent trip to Germany, I used a portion of my nine-hour flight time to reflect on this past year, and what it is I’d like to accomplish in 2014.  I thought about what I accomplished professionally this year at Cameron-Brooks, my relationships with my two children and my wife Heather, my relationship with […]
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Three Tips on Being Thankful All Year

This is my favorite week of the year!  I enjoy it more than even an entire week of vacation on a beach.  I like it because it is a meaningful holiday that doesn’t have the pressure of gifts, parties, etc.  I also like it because giving thanks, counting blessings and being appreciative is really good […]
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The Re-Education of Jim Collins

A candidate recently turned me on to a very good read about leadership, growth through failure, etc.  Jim Collins, author of best selling books like Built to Last, Good to Great, and Great by Choice to name a few, was offered to chair West Point’s Class of 1951 Study for Leadership in 2011.  He has […]
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We Talk More and Listen Less Than We Think

I admit, I can get better at talking less and listening more.  One might think I would be close to perfect in this area since I spend most of my days asking JMOs questions about their goals and background to help them evaluate career options and make a transition to business.  While I can get […]
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Making the Resume Connection

Connecting things you do in the military with the business world isn’t always easy.  From my experience as the Cameron-Brooks resume consultant, my bottom line rule of thumb is to write your resume in a way in which your grandmother or someone with little to no knowledge of the military could understand the scope and […]
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