Veteran Transition: Jocko Willink & Mike Sarraille on Leadership Skills for Private Sector
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Jocko Willink and Mike Sarraille - Helping Veterans Transition into the Private Sector" by Y Combinator
TLDR Military experience can provide valuable leadership skills for the civilian sector, but it's important to properly vet and train candidates, and companies should prioritize supporting veterans in their transition to civilian jobs.
Jocko's podcast explores human nature through leadership and war, while 📚 the book on leadership was written with the help of a former Navy SEAL and requested by companies they worked with.
💼 Veterans need more support from the private sector to successfully transition into civilian jobs after serving in the military.
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