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Recruiting Business Executives the Military Way!

The military has always fascinated me in terms of how they train leaders to make their way through challenging situations where most of us would not be able to follow . Both business and military leaders share similarities that can provide us with a better understanding of the skills needed to influence people . Marrying the two approaches creates a better executive selection process that can pay companies dividends when these leaders mature . We must first accept that leadership is not for everyone and those who are sometimes seen as leaders are not always the best candidates . For example , self-interested personalities sometimes rise to the top but their level of leadership wanes when they seek supporters who will need to sacrifice. In my experience , the more demanding and pushy a person is, the less likely they will be able to manage large groups . On the other hand , a follower could