News & Career Advice

Truth Bombs: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Speak Truth to Power

Steven Matthew Leonard / Dec 12, 2018

If you believe strongly enough in your opinion, you have a moral obligation to speak your truth regardless of the consequences. What you don’t want is to be forever plagued with the question, “Why didn’t you speak up?”

Making Room for the Average GI Joe in Hollywood’s Military

Steven Matthew Leonard / Dec 6, 2018

The U.S. military is probably more Kramer from “Seinfeld” than Christopher Walken in “The Deer Hunter.” But Hollywood still struggles to break past the stereotypes.

Shades of Gray: Defining the Spectrum of Toxic Leadership

Steven Matthew Leonard / Dec 4, 2018

Toxic leadership extends beyond a single definition. Rather than simply focusing on destructiveness, a holistic approach considers the overall success of the organization as well as the competence of the leader.

The Way We Were: Misplaced Nostalgia in the Era of Forever Wars

Steven Matthew Leonard / Nov 27, 2018

There are days – a lot of them, actually – that returning to combat appeals deeply to me. Days when I utter those fateful words, “I’d rather be shot at than subject myself to ‘this’ any longer.” Then reality sets in.

Be All You Can Be: 5 Keys to Success in a Post-Military Career

Steven Matthew Leonard / Nov 20, 2018

Transitioning from military service can be a challenging experience, often more so after a lengthy career: new people, a different taxonomy, and a strange, often alien work environment.