For some people, Valentine’s Day is about love, but for us at Military Mentors, it’s all about the connection and understanding. On days like this holiday, one can’t help but think about human interaction. I thought about being in Iraq during the first year of my marriage (and our first Valentine’s Day) how much communication […]

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Let’s face it: while finding the right mentor can be tough, getting in touch in the military is easy. We have unit rosters, social rosters, and the ever-popular Global Address List through which to communicate It’s not the getting in touch that’s the problem—it’s the staying in touch part that’s a struggle. In my observation, […]

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For humans, contact matters. Connecting to others is a basic human physiological and psychological need. Babies, if left un-nurtured by the comfort of human interaction, will not reach their full developmental potential. That basic need drives us the rest of our lives. If you look at Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (Physiological, Safety, Love/Belonging, Esteem, Self-Actualization […]

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Back when I used to work for him, my mentor and I used to get into some very heated arguments about work. One conversation in particular stemmed from the umpteenth time the Brigade Command Sergeant Major saw me rucking in the wrong uniform. I was just poking my head in to give him an update: […]

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The author of this week’s blog is Matt Sabljak, President of SRH Marketing, a well-known branding and production agency (see http://www.srhmarketing.com/our-team/). He writes us to help share his ideas about the power of new connections. This piece is also co-authored by our Chief Marketing Officer Raphael Hernandez. Share, comment, and invite others to MilitaryMentors! Do […]

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5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Happy New Year! As the song “Auld Lang Syne” plays in the background the ball drops alongside confetti every year and many embrace loved ones and friends, ringing in a new year full of hope, wishes and resolutions. It’s time. Time to start anew. Maybe a gym membership is well […]

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This week’s blog post comes from our Chief Mentor Officer Chevy Cook. He let’s us in on a few stories about how his belief of the meaning of Christmas was shaped, and how that plays into a view of mentorship. As always, post, comment, share and pass along this message to others… especially in the […]

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This week’s blog post comes from Ryan Krupa. Ryan is the creator of the Theory of Sagacious Leadership, the Light of Leadershiptraining series, and the Leadership Resiliency Training System. He has delivered over 1,700 training sessions with an attendance that exceeds 20,000 participants. He has been on the forefront of leadership development initiatives at Google, […]

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