Hi, I'm Josh. I'm not a business guy. I'm actually active duty Army. But this stuff is useful to anyone who has a boss or is a boss. I was actually just promoted out of leadership. I really wish I had found this site sooner!
The Army is my full time gig. And I'm filling my free time with school and building a handful websites (for income and pleasure).
This site is so useful. The only problem is that I don't speak this business stuff. "Directs", "one-on-one's", that's all foreign to me. I'm a CBRN expert on a CST specializing in HZ entries with proper PPE. (Sorry, had to turn the language tables on you for a second.)
Is there a good starting place that I could go to get spun up on some of the business lingo? I've just switched to IT (in the military) in order to go civilian some time relatively soon. I've led troops for eight years without wonderful civilian tools like this (and the extremely useful books suggested here). But I've learned my lesson. And I don't want to jump into the civilian world without taking every advantage I can. Plus, I know that a couple folks here are former military. Maybe they can translate into grunt. (I am still in school. Would a couple business classes help me speak the language?)
The DISC model has been really helpful. My new position brought me a new boss who isn't IT and isn't particularly fun to work with. But using DISC, I've been better prepared to anticipate his wants and beat him to the punch. I'm not the "golden boy" yet. But he definitely has bigger fish to fry than the new guy.
Great site. Great podcasts. Great job. I will be passing this link on to anyone I think of who can use it (everyone) and [i]will use it (too few)[/i]. Thanks a million.
PS I am a "C". Now that you've completed that podcast, will you, please, take the cameras out of my apartment? That podcast was really creepy.