Chapter 31

A Military View of Leadership in the Private Sector

John Lockard

In This Chapter

  • A comparison of leadership in the private sector and in military organizations.
  • Nine essentials for good leadership in any organization.


After a very satisfying 36-year military career, I had the good fortune of joining the private sector in a senior executive leadership position. I had really never taken the time to think about leadership outside the service until I started to prepare for transition to a second career. It was at that point that I started to relate my experience in military service to potential strengths that would be valued ...

Get The ASTD Leadership Handbook now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.