The Army places a great deal of emphasis on the importance of self assessment and self improvement, and these traits are invaluable both inside the military and without. However there is the risk that the traits that make the service successful aren’t being fully valued or appreciated from within that branch. A recent post from Army Magazine, poses the question, what other professions can learn from the military, and in particular, the Army. In short, quite a bit, actually.
“In the Army’s quest to learn more from other organizations and military operations, it often fails to see what makes itself distinctive both in terms of the uniqueness of individual soldier professional attributes and institutional performance,” writes Chad Storlie. “A keen understanding of the Army’s strengths is central to ensuring that we preserve and improve what it does best. These qualities should be valued among organizations in business, education, government and the nonprofit arena, to name a few.”