Retired Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris has enjoyed a successful post-military career with digital and analytics solutions consultancy LMI since leaving the US Navy. But the transition from military leadership wasn’t always smooth.
Navy veteran Sinclair ‘’Sinc’’ Harris enjoyed a long and successful military career before moving into a corporate position with LMI. In this episode, he shares insights from his often challenging transition and his ongoing philanthropic work. If you’re thinking of a post-military career, discover two vital lessons you’ll need as you make your transition.
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00:00 Introduction to Sinc Harris, recognizing your blessings.
02:11 Taking the transition course at the right time; knowing when you need to move on.
06:57 ‘’Find your forty’’, expanding your network, and why finding the right job is a job in itself.
09:47 Two vital lessons learned in making the transition.
13:48 Why the ego can be the biggest obstacle to business success.
15:10 Two key upsides in post military life, a personal blessing – and why learning is an ongoing process.
16:58 Recommended resources, mastering business development for business success.
18:47 Essential advice on accepting voluntary roles.
24:09 Doing one thing differently in the transition period.
25:10 Gene’s Business Tip: Learn how to formulate your value proposition. What you bring to the table matters, but veterans must be able to articulate that value in a corporate environment.
Show Resources: Learn vital insights that will help you to navigate the route from military leadership to business success and entrepreneurship with Make Your Move: Charting Your Post-Military Career.
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Coming Up In Episode 5: Gene catches up with Lieutenant Commander Don Young, whose attention to detail, self-discipline and clear goal setting propelled him to rapid corporate and business success in his post-military life.