The Silo Effect

The Silo Effect

The following is a book review by Flt Lt Jane Pickersgill. The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers – By Gillian Tett “The engineers were mostly trained in the same set of computer skills and were in their twenties or early thirties.  Most wore a common “uniform,” sneakers and jeans, and had a similar outlook on life. That made […]

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Networking for People Who Hate Networking

Networking for People Who Hate Networking

The following is a book review by Flt Lt Jane Pickersgill. Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A field guide for introverts, the overwhelmed and the underconnected – by Devora Zack As part of the MLC, and particularly at the annual Milken Summit in London, you will need to do some networking. For someone like me, who (despite outer appearances!) is a natural introvert, this […]

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Breaking out of the military snow globe

Breaking out of the military snow globe

Early one morning while drinking coffee and surfing through LinkedIn, I found an article posted by a friend of a friend, describing a veteran founded organization that I hadn’t heard of before. I discovered that the Military Leadership Circle (MLC) is dedicated to bridging the growing civ-mil divide in the United States by expanding the professional networks of their members. Each year they hold a DoD-wide competition […]

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Review: Military Leadership Lessons for Public Service

Review:  Military Leadership Lessons for Public Service

One of the goals of the Military Leadership Circle is to bridge the civil/military divide.  Professor Charles Szypszak, a former U.S. Marine officer and current faculty member at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, wrote a book on how military leadership lessons can apply to public service.  Military Leadership Circle member Major Brent Thompson recently reviewed Szypszak’s book […]

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Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

The Milken Institute Global Conference and Military Leadership Circle offer an important opportunity to improve leadership skills by enabling me to learn about developing trends across multiple industries, hear from the brightest minds across these domains, and create contacts to think critically with and exchange ideas.  A holistic understanding of the world, specifically the interconnected industries that link a global society in the twenty-first century, […]

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Military Leadership Circle Welcomes New Members for 2017

Military Leadership Circle Welcomes New Members for 2017

The Military Leadership Circle is thrilled to announce its 8 new members for 2017. Roy Rockwell (U.S. Air Force), Alex Willard (U.S. Army), Timothy Tendall (Royal Air Force), Morgan Kuhar (U.S. Navy), D’Juan Wicher (U.S. Navy), Brent Thompson (U.S. Army), Paul Webber (U.S. Marine Corps), and Michael McCoy (U.S. Army) will join current MLC members in attending the 20th annual Milken Institute’s Global Conference in […]

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You had me at, “Hello World!” Cyber Security in the 21st Century

You had me at, “Hello World!” Cyber Security in the 21st Century

Being highly trained in Information Assurance and the protection of military computer network infrastructure, I believe that Cyber-Security remains the most significant influencer of global affairs in 2017 and beyond.  I recently co-authored an article entitled A New Dimension of War: Command and Control in Cyberspace, which was published and distributed internationally to the NATO audience.   Thankfully I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to present […]

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Frank Luntz: The Verbal and Visual Language of America

Frank Luntz: The Verbal and Visual Language of America

Frank Luntz, Founder and President of Luntz Global and devout supporter of the Military Leadership Circle, presents his expertise on how the verbal and visual language we use in every facet of our lives and within our organizations truly matter. He challenges you to think critically about the words you say and the images you share. This is both art and a science and one […]

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A drone expert, lawyer and president of a construction company walk into a bar…sorta

A drone expert, lawyer and president of a construction company walk into a bar…sorta

Ever wondered why it is so hard to regulate drone activity in the United States? There’s a lot to think through before authorizing licenses and permits. Watch this intriguing discussion on the future of drone activity in the United States from the perspecitve of Dave Vox, Head of Project Wing at Google X, Russ Burns, President of Clayco who uses drones daily for his construction business […]

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The Power of Disruption – How eSports is Getting a Piece of the Pie

The Power of Disruption – How eSports is Getting a Piece of the Pie

You never know who you’ll run into at the Milken Global Conference. This was a great session about the business of sports and the disruption of eSports from some of today’s most influential business leaders. What was really interesting was the shock on the other’s faces as Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, described just how quickly he can sell out an eSport event. It certainly surprised […]

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