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Leveraging Your Military Leadership Skills as a Civilian

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Building effective relationships is key to success both in the military and in the civilian sector. Your experience in the military has taught you skills and habits that give you a leg up on civilians when it comes to working on a team, leading, and building relationships.

The skills are all there. But how do you learn to leverage those skills?

Sometimes we need a little guidance and direction to help us learn to apply our skills in a new setting. At American Dream U we understand the central importance of relationships for success, especially when it comes to business. It’s all about selling your story and connecting with others – that is why we are extremely excited to be working with Scott Mann.

Lessons from a Green Beret

Scott Mann is a master at building relationships in high-stakes, competitive environments. As a Green Beret in the United States Army, he forged bonds and solved problems using values and leadership skills that moved people around the world to stand up for themselves. His secret? He was able to restore trust and create human connections in places where that didn’t seem possible. He is now bringing those same principles to corporate boardrooms and conference rooms, where trusted leadership is more valuable—and more vulnerable—than ever.

In today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected world, sound bytes and tweets have eroded our ability to communicate with one other,” Scott says. “When we figure out how to look below the water line of what’s really going on around us, we get back to those innate, timeless tribal-like skills that allow us to lead in our business and personal lives. If you can’t do that no one is going to follow because they don’t trust you.

Scott Mann spent 23 years in the United States Army, 18 of that as a Green Beret, where he specialized in unconventional, high-impact missions all over the world including Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Scott’s problem-solving abilities were honed during long deployments in places where trust was absent, conflict rampant and he had seconds to make real connections with local communities using his head, his heart, and when threats closed in against these communities, his hands. Using those leadership skills, Scott now helps organizations gain a better understanding of its internal culture, while exposing the potential for conflict that exists when trust has deteriorated. In the same way he empowered local tribes in Iraq and Afghanistan to make transformative decisions, using very few resources, Scott teaches corporate leaders and their teams the relationship-building techniques that drive so many of his successful combat operations.

Who better to teach past, present, and transitioning service members about how to build and use effective relationships in the civilian sector? Join us to learn from Scott in a hands-on personal environment on April 13th by registering for ADU LIVE: April.

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