RE: RE: Seeking advice on English MA

Subject: RE: RE: Seeking advice on English MA
From: Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 05:01:42 -0700 (PDT)

--- Scott Turner <sturner -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:
> I have often wondered why experience as a primary staff officer in a
> major military formation (that is, brigade, and division) is not
> sought out by companies, since the training and experience directly
> relates to mid-level and senior level management positions in
> civilian companies.

I have a theory on that, and it might actually make business sense, too. <g>
Military officers, even staff officers, are trained to be leaders first,
managers second. It is in the nature of military activity that leaders are
needed. Forgive me if I suggest that in business the primary focus is on being
a manager first; rarely are leadership qualities appreciated (particularly
where they are needed) in management.

Tom Murrell
Lead Technical Writer
Alliance Data Systems
Columbus, Ohio
mailto:trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com
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