In the U.S. Defense Department, both the demands and costs for reliable, resilient, and robust communication services continue to grow. As the services consider options to privatize aspects of communication, both the opportunities and challenges require thorough consideration. This article in SIGNAL Magazine examines the privatization of military communications.
So, the time has come. The crisis has materialized, and you are now in the thick of managing it. Hopefully, you took our previous advice on business continuity planning and have developed a prioritized list of actions, clear objectives, and a well-trained team. So, now what? It’s time to communicate, revise plans, and lead! Communicate. … More Business Continuity – Keys to Effective Communication, Rapid Response, and Leadership During a Crisis
If you do not think that business continuity – disaster recovery – and continuity of operations planning matters – just refer to the latest news that Delta Airlines will likely lose $120 million due to a recent power outage at one of their core centers for enterprise services. For the military, similar failures can result … More Business Continuity – Disaster Recovery – and Continuity of Operations Planning
How many times have you seen a new leader arrive with their bag of tricks and begin to implement change either before they have fully consulted with their leadership team – or worse – despite them? Whether you are in the military, government, or civilian sector, middle managers and senior leaders often rotate in and out … More Let Bottom-up Ideas Drive Change
Remember these four rules for success – Coordinate, Anticipate, Verify, and Follow-Up. I was introduced to this mental checklist as a young Platoon Leader. My Commander at the time emphasized that if I followed these four rules I could accomplish nearly any task with the least amount of friction. He told me that whenever he looked back … More Coordinate, Anticipate, Verify, and Follow Up
The Three Golden Rules of Great Support Behind every great operator stands many great supporters. In order for the lead agents of any organization to act effectively they must rely on others to perform a variety of ancillary support roles. Supporters provide the services essential for a primary agent to accomplish his or her mission. … More The Three Golden Rules of Great Support