Where is HR When You Need Them?

A look at yet another one of the interesting best practices of the US Marine Corps – this time their practive use of HR.

The Secrets of Team Building

In the corporate environment, “teamwork” is the buzzword of management. But, while management’s heart may be in the right place, their methods often miss the mark. Here are a few secrets to team building.

Why Marines Never Use the “M Word”

There is a word you’ll never hear a Marine Corps officer, sergeant, or drill instructor use – and that is, “Manage.” In fact the word is treated with such abhorrence, it is often referred to as the “M Word.” That’s because Marines are trained to lead, not to manage.

Now, to those of us who are managers, the distinction may not be so obvious. Here, … [ Read more ]