“Every day is a battle out there in some way, shape, or form.  Make sure your corner is backing you up.”

We’ve all seen the boxing match scene where the referee is checking the recently knocked down, half groggy fighter to see if he is OK to continue.  Then the bell rin...

“In short, if you own it or have responsibility for it—you have an obligation to communicate when the circumstances warrant.”

If you’ve ever been listening to a guard frequency and heard a mayday call you probably will never forget the emotional distress and anxiety com...

As a retired Coast Guard aviator, early in our training, pilots learn that during an emergency they must fly the aircraft first. In fact, there’s a saying that goes: aviate, navigate, and then communicate. The equivalent to this also applies in the business world. In a...

Last week, I had the pleasure of spending time with attendees of the U.S. Coast Guard Alumni Association Women’s Leadership Initiative in Crystal City, VA. Approximately 100 Coast Guard service members representing myriad demographics gathered to discuss issues of impo...

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