Corporate America may be cut-throat, but no arena tests the true make of a leader like the life-or-death reality of the battlefield. Col. Tom Magness has succeeded in both worlds, and now helps business executives become more effective leaders using his battle-tested techniques and personal insight from more than two decades of military service.
An officer in the military is assumed to be a leader just by virtue of his or her rank, but that doesn’t make that person a leader, said Daniel Cuellar, manager of surgical services at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and former lieutenant commander in the Navy.
Harry Guess, a native of Nashville, Tenn., graduated from Vanderbilt University and joined the Navy to see the world, he said. He spent 24 years in the Navy before retiring and worked mostly as a supply corps officer, “the business managers of the Navy,” he said.
While in officer candidates school, John Turpit learned that leaders must lead from the front, and they must make it to the top. Turpit is now director of corporate and developer services at RJC Architects.
As an active reservist, there was a time when Mary Lyons --who has been the president at the University of San Diego since 2003 -- was the only woman among a group of midgrade officers being considered to command a unit.
Leaders can make or break the careers of those who serve around them. In the case of retired Rear Adm. Jose Betancourt, a former surface warfare officer, one leader almost broke his career and another picked up the pieces.
Patricia Reily, who retired from the Navy in 1995 as a commander, was the human resources director at Moffett field and she was the first woman to run a 40-bed counseling assistance center for drug and alcohol abuse in the Philippines.
Dale Stein, Partner of Voice Smart Networks describes how his thirty year old company can manage and maintain your company's phone, computer and entire intrastructure with their technology specialists and support.
Jan. 30, 2013 -- Robotics was a big part of the AFCEA/USNI West 2013 conference. Reporter Carlos Rico checks out some of the latest technology, including a water robot, and the robotics youth movement at the conference.
June 20, 2012 -- Lynn Reaser, chief economist at the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute of Point Loma Nazarene University, discusses the details of SDMAC's 2012 San Diego Military Economic Impact Study and concludes that the military continues to be San Diego's most important economic driver.