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Veteran Reintegration is a Matter of Mattering

Veteran Reintegration is a Matter of Mattering

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TL;DR: https://youtu.be/h5UJaGQJkiI Global consulting firm McKinsey and Company produces many studies of workforces.  One of them is conducted every couple of years, and it focuses on what matters to employees and how that makes their work meaningful.  We explore the role meaningful work can have in veteran reintegration; the process of helping them transition from

What Does “Meaningful” and “Lucrative” Mean to You?

What Does “Meaningful” and “Lucrative” Mean to You?

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TL;DR Video: https://youtu.be/kvwJqFHCHmM One hundred and eighteen thousand.  That’s the number we arrive at using some key Departments of Defense[i] and Labor[ii] numbers and a bit of arithmetic.  And it’s important because it’s the answer to a critical question we ask ourselves at Vets2PM each year; “Of the ‘approximately two hundred thousand men and women

Project Management Apples, Oranges, and Grapes

Project Management Apples, Oranges, and Grapes

Regardless of what a project will deliver, such as a new or improved Web Site, a new or improved Smartphone, a new datacenter or warehouse, or a new Saturn rover, all projects need planned, resourced, staffed, performed, and controlled.  Controlled means project performance analyzed against project plan to keep it on track, i.e., deliver what

Speaking to Civilians with Ease

Speaking to Civilians with Ease

Folks paid to be in charge of others to get things done that their organization needs done are called “leaders” in the military and “managers” in the civilian workforce, i.e., the civilian division, i.e., the “CIVDIV”.  This article explains why the same actor has two different labels depending on whether they wear a uniform or

Certify Both Types of Your Military Experience for Maximum Interview Impact

Certify Both Types of Your Military Experience for Maximum Interview Impact

Many transitioning military service members and veterans have experience running things and running teams.  Therefore, presenting both can really enhance their interview performance.  And certifying that experience before hand?  A potential game-changer!   Things.  Examples of things are gage calibration shops, motor pools, dining facilities, armories, tactical operations centers, non-destructive testing, and a myriad other

Developing Both Halves of Your Project Management Brain

Developing Both Halves of Your Project Management Brain

We can use our brain’s dual-hemisphere construct and the theory of left brain-right brain to explore the necessary evolution of a project manager’s profession; getting paid to manage projects.   Our brain has two halves. Although the left brain-right brain theory of decades ago has been widely debunked, it persists widely among people because I

How To Break Out of the ‘No Domain Experience, No Job’ Vortex

How To Break Out of the ‘No Domain Experience, No Job’ Vortex

Opportunity. Over the course of my work with thousands of transitioning military service members and veterans, many of whom have significant amounts of military project management experience, a common question I get is “How am I going to do this Doc, I don’t’ have any commercial project management in X field?” My answer is simple
Journey from Military-to-Civilian Project Manager

Journey from Military-to-Civilian Project Manager

Eric “Doc” Wright, PhD helps military veterans achieve meaningful, lucrative post-service careers. Why? Because his own transition was long and dark. In fact, it almost killed him! And, because after 8 years in uniform and 20+ in business, he has figured out what Corporate America needs to see a veteran sound like, look like, and

Job or Career?

Job or Career?

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Regardless of the length of your military service, you received tens of thousands of dollars of high-tech, hands-on formal and on-the-job training in your military occupation, leadership, and followership.  Upon this bedrock, you developed the ability to perform in high-performing teams, model values, manage schedules, budgets, scopes, lead others, and demonstrate resilience, perseverance, responsibility, accountability,

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