“What was the biggest adjustment for you going from the military to the business world?”
Several people have asked me that question, and my answer always surprises them.
“In the military,” I say, “every individual has a lot more latitude and authority to act. In the business world, no one can do anything without explicit instructions.”
“Really? I thought it would be the other way around,” they say.
“That’s the popular culture, but the truth is one-hundred eighty degrees the other way.
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