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Beth Walker, who attended today’s live webinar, posted this on LinkedIn:
Clear your calendar and sign up for this free webinar! My team and I just sat down together to listen, and we came away with lots of great action items for today, this week, and this year!
280: How to Support Veterans in Your Workplace: I welcomed Eugenia Weiss to the show to teach us how to support veterans at work. She is the co-editor of the book The Civilian Lives of U.S. Veterans: Issues and Identities* and Supporting Veterans in Higher Education: A Primer for Administrators, Faculty, and, Advisors*.
- Military and civilian cultures are very separate, and sometimes it’s difficult to transition back into civilian life.
- Most veterans with combat experience won’t have PTSD, it’s about 15%-30% that do. The effects of PTSD vary from person to person.
- In the past, service members typically had several weeks of transport time between combat roles and home, now it’s only a couple of days. This doesn’t allow them much time to process their experiences.
- Don’t be afraid to engage with veterans and talk about their experiences, just do it with care and concern. Most veterans do want to talk about their experiences.
- Volunteering for a veteran’s group can be very rewarding both for you and for the veterans you’re helping.
Organizations Supporting Veterans
- PsychArmor Institute
- Corporate Gray: Connecting Employers with Veterans Nationwide
- Student Veterans of America
- Career One Stop
- Veterans Upward Bound Program (college transition)
- My Next Move for Veterans
- Corporation for National and Community Service (veterans section)
- Vet Success
- Wounded Warrior Project
- Veterans for America
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
- Give an Hour Foundation (free counseling)
- The Soldiers Project (free counseling)
- Cohen Veterans Network (free counseling and resources now based at USC)
- Team Rubicon (vets volunteer disaster work)
- Mission Continues (volunteer work)
- U.S. Veterans Initiative (housing and services)
- Pegasus Rising (Equine therapy for vets with PTSD)
- Handbook of Military Social Work* by Allen Rubin, Eugenia L. Weiss, and Jose E. Coll
- A Civilian Counselor’s Primer to Counseling Veterans* by Jose E. Coll, Eugenia L. Weiss, and Herbert A. Exum
Leaders Are More Powerful When They’re Humble, New Research Shows: This is the line that caught my attention: “Humble leaders have less employee turnover, higher employee satisfaction, and they improve the company’s overall performance.”
Why Employers Are Rushing to Offer Unlimited Vacation: Not sure I agree with the word “rushing” in the title, but like this idea and hearing about some of the early experiments.
Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books: If you’re a bookworm too, you’ll find this an interesting read.
In Praise of the Incomplete Leader: I can’t help but notice how the tone of this article lines up so well with the advice from expert guests on the podcast. One of the co-authors is Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline*, the leading book on organizational learning.
Inhabiting Executive Presence: Tom Henschel aired this episode last week on The Look & Sound of Leadership podcast. I like the three steps he identifies for leaders. It’s a great complement to the conversation I had with Muriel Maignan Wilkins late last year.
Just For Fun
Africa (Toto cover): Jeff Hall, the brother of Greg Hall, one of our Academy members — is featured in this great cover of a classic song. I may have watched it a few times…