Sunday, July 19, 2009
"How the Army Prepared Me to Work at Google" by Doug Raymond
My friend, Doug Raymond, is a senior executive at Google. He is a fellow contributor to Harvard Business Publication's FrontLine Leadership forum. In a recent article, Doug speaks eloquently about how his service in the Army prepared him for his leadership role at Google.
FrontLine Leadership Article
Doug's description of the the connection between his experience as an Army officer and his leadership at Google is instructive. I trust that this article will serve as an additional step in educating the public that military leaders are not monolithic in their approach to leadership; they bring individuality in terms of communication style, personalty, decision-making style and approach to consensus-building.
I urge you to read, as well, the thoughtful comments that follow Doug Raymond's article.