Development Program Offered for Veterans Working on Their Career 2.0

Development Program Offered for Veterans Working on Their “Career 2.0”

Development Program Offered for Veterans Working on Their Career 2.0It’s estimated that during the next few years, more than 1 million members of the U.S. military will transition into civilian careers.

For many, that transition is difficult. Not because the veterans lack the skills and drive to be successful contributors in their new roles, but because they – and their new employers – have a difficult time translating their military accomplishments into non-military positions.

That’s why leadership and talent consulting experts at Korn Ferry Hay Group are teaming up with partners Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) and Harris Corporation to offer the Leveraging Military Leadership Program (LMLP).

The pro bono program is designed to guide successful transitions from military to civilian careers and is open to veterans of any rank who separated from military service in the last two years or who will transition in the next 12 months. To date, more than 350 service members from all branches of the military have participated in this pro bono program. In 2015, the program was honored with Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s Silver Award for Community Service.

As part of the program, a team of global leadership experts will take veterans through a three-month program composed of online, remote, and in-person assessments; coaching; instruction; group exercises; and lectures. The in-person portion of the program for the eighth and ninth cohorts will take place Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18 in Herndon, Virginia, and September 30 – October 2, 2016 in McLean, Virginia, respectively. Veterans will receive the same research-based leadership development services Hay Group offers to boards, CEOs, and senior executives at leading global organizations.

The Leveraging Military Leadership Program teaches veterans how to strengthen their personal, interpersonal, and executive communication skills, clearly articulate their unique value, and chart their professional journey based on a strong career strategy. We have had the privilege of working with some of the finest military professionals as they explore their Career 2.0.

The program has also garnered tremendous support from past participants.

“The Leveraging Military Leadership Program increased my self-awareness, gave me more confidence, and most of all helped me formulate an effective transition strategy. This helped me land the exact job in federal financial management I wanted,” said Christopher Cizek, retired Navy Commander with 22 years of service. “The perspectives I gained continue to help me succeed in my new career.”

“An extremely insightful, innovative, and pragmatic course, the Leveraging Military Leadership Program was both professionally challenging and personally enriching,” said Kelly McKeague, retired Air Force Major General with 34 years of service. “It stretched my perspectives, armed me with invaluable tools, and enabled me to hone my transition focus. Two tangible outcomes were my ability to better tap into non-traditional networks and to articulate a more resonating personal story.”

Online applications are being accepted through Aug. 1, 2016


About the Author

Randy Manner, a retired Army Major General and Korn Ferry Senior Partner, is a passionate supporter of our nation’s Veterans and works with clients to develop or improve their Veteran Recruiting & Retention programs.

Remembering What It Means To Be American

Remembering What It Means To Be American

StrategyDriven Fourth of July - Remembering What It Means To Be American
 
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
 
The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America
July 4, 1776

 
 
On July 4, 1776, fifty-six individuals boldly signed what became one of the most revered statements of human rights the world has ever known, The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. In that moment, the American republic was born.

Freedom is not without cost. Indeed, to support their assertion of freedom from the British Crown, the American Founders solemnly pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. For them, the Declaration was a death warrant. And each and every day since declaring independence, Americans have sacrificed both blood and treasure to secure the blessings of liberty for themselves, their children, and their fellow citizens within the global community. To date, 2,757,196 Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

On this Fourth of July, the StrategyDriven family gives thanks for the freedom that allows us to share our thoughts and beliefs with you and for those whose service has and continues to provide that freedom to us. As you celebrate our nation’s birth today, join us and tens of thousands of other Americans in reading The Declaration of Independence.

Happy Birthday, America! With best wishes for many more to come.

All the Best,
Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven Principal
Nathan Ives
President and CEO
StrategyDriven

Delivering the Nuclear Promise

Nuclear Power is Clean, Safe, and Reliable… But Can It Be Competitive?

Nuclear Power is Clean, Safe, and Reliable… But Can It Be Competitive?
For over 30 years, U.S. nuclear plants provided clean, safe and reliable electricity. Yet in the past 3 years, twelve reactors have been slated for early retirement and another dozen are at risk. Can nuclear plants be operated competitively in today’s market?
 
An evolving energy market, led by cheap natural gas and subsidized renewable generation, threatens the long-term financial viability of America’s remaining nuclear power plants. Since 2013, utility executives have announced the early retirement of twelve reactors and Wall Street estimates reveal another dozen to be at risk; raising the question: Can nuclear plants be operated competitively in today’s market?

Over the past three decades, the U.S. Nuclear Industry achieved unprecedented levels of safety and reliability; providing almost 20 percent of all domestic electricity and generating 63 percent of America’s carbon-free power. Unlike other clean energy sources, nuclear power is available during all weather conditions, offers price stability, and on-site long-term fuel supplies.

Competition from cheap natural gas and subsidized renewable generation combined with rising operations and maintenance costs stemming from a slew of new regulations and aging equipment challenge the long-term financial viability of nuclear power plants. In its recent news release, Exelon cited a combined loss of $800 million in the past seven years – an average of about $57 million per station per year – as the reason for shuttering its Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear plants.

In an effort to improve the financial viability of the remaining nuclear fleet, industry executives launched the Delivering the Nuclear Promise initiative; challenging employees and vendors to identify innovative ways to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and raise revenues while maintaining operational safety and reliability. Responding to this call, StrategyDriven Enterprises identified 29 near-term cost reduction opportunities potentially saving utilities $10+ million per station in annual operations and maintenance costs.

“Our team of seasoned nuclear executives sought out and adapted contemporary business practices for the nuclear environment,” explains Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven’s Chief Executive Officer. “The result is an initial set of organizational, process, and technology changes that preserve operational safety and reliability while at the same time dramatically reduce costs.”

StrategyDriven’s cost reduction initiatives and identification method are captured in Four Overlooked Controllable Costs that could save nuclear plants from early retirement. The document highlights 29 initiatives to reduce costs in the areas of Human Capital Management, Information Technology, Supply Chain / Inventory Management, and Oversight. StrategyDriven experience reveals many of these cost reductions to be implementable within 180 days and to possess similar payback periods.

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently indicated that retiring nuclear power plants would make it more difficult for the U.S. to achieve its climate change goals.

“The idea is we are supposed to be adding zero-carbon sources, not subtracting or simply replacing by building to just kind of tread water,” Moniz said at a May symposium the department organized to discuss the industry’s economic prospects. “I think very few understand that nothing else comes close [to nuclear],” he added.

Four Overlooked Controllable Costs is being distributed to StrategyDriven’s clients, including some of the world’s largest nuclear utility operators. The white paper is available at: www.StrategyDriven.com/DNP.

StrategyDriven Memorial Day Gift Program

Honoring Our Fallen Patriots

Honoring Our Fallen Patriots
Freedom demands sacrifice. Throughout our history, brave men and women served to secure for us the blessings of liberty; many giving the last full measure of their devotion.
 
We are grateful for the ongoing support our friends, colleagues, business partners, clients, and LinkedIn community members provide our active duty service members, veterans, and their families.

As a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), StrategyDriven remains committed to those who have given so much and asked for so little. For the month of June, StrategyDriven will donate 100 percent of all profits from our Sevian Business Program documents, Business Gold books, and Insights Library subscriptions to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation; supporting the families of those who gave their lives defending our freedom.

Please help us spread the work about StrategyDriven’s Memorial Day Gift Program as together we can make a greater difference in the lives of these patriots’ families.

With our gratitude,
Honoring Our Fallen Patriots

Nathan Ives
President and CEO
StrategyDriven Enterprises

Lieutenant, United States Navy
United States Naval Academy Class of 1992

StrategyDriven Talent Management Forum

StrategyDriven Enterprises Launches an Online Talent Management Program Forum

StrategyDriven Enterprises launched an online talent management program forum; providing leaders access to decades of first-hand experience in programmatically acquiring, developing, and retaining high-quality employees.
 
StrategyDriven Talent Management ForumStrategyDriven Enterprises, LLC announced the launch of an online Talent Management Forum; providing innovative thought leadership and collaboration opportunities to help executives and managers programmatically drive the acquisition, development, and retention of high-quality employees.

“When highly skilled and knowledgeable people give the full measure of their creativity, intellect, and effort to achieving the organization’s goals, truly remarkable performance results,” explains Nathan Ives, StrategyDriven’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Thus, talented personnel are the lifeblood of every organization.”

“Implementing StrategyDriven’s recommended talent management practices can help enhance any organization’s ability to attract, develop, and retain top talent,” says Karen Juliano, StrategyDriven’s Editor-in-Chief. “This is achieved through deliberate actions that make employees feel valued and respected, inspired and motivated while at the same time being managed effectively and efficiently.”

Contributed to, by highly experienced business leaders, StrategyDriven’s online Talent Management Forum provides actionable methods and tools executives and managers can use to implement and enhance key components of their talent management program including:

  • Talent Acquisition – identification of near and long-term personnel knowledge, skills, and experiences needed combined with the effective search, vetting, and signing-on of employees whose backgrounds meet these needs
  • Talent Development – enhancement of employee knowledge, skills, and experiences so to prepare a sufficient number of individuals to meet the organization’s near and long-term talent needs as circumstances dictate
  • Talent Retention – creation of a workplace environment that attracts and retains the highly talented individuals needed for the organization’s success while concurrently ensuring the departure of those personnel not contributing sufficient value to the organization

The StrategyDriven Talent Management Forum’s thought leadership documents are being distributed to StrategyDriven’s clients, including some of the world’s most respected companies. These documents are available at: www.StrategyDriven.com/talent-management.