In the beginning of my career the military was an organization that was devoted to making me the strongest leader possible, and though it took time and the application of the lessons I learned to situations throughout my career, I achieved a competent threshold in my consistent progression to become the strongest leader possible. According to Marine General Jim Mathis: “Everyone enters the military at junior rank and rises according to merit. Our legacy of teamwork is rich in precedent.” General Jim Mattis Call Sign Chaos: Page 235 During my role at Balfour Beatty I weighted the majority of my decisions through three guiding principles:
Principle 1.) The notion of “if it’s not hard, you’re not doing it right”
Principle 2.) I would try to let my experience as a military officer guide me.
Principle 3.) In all things I would try to build trust with all those I interact with.