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When you step into the role of a leader for the first time after transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce, it can seem a little bit overwhelming. Your gut says that you need to be more military-like, but your surroundings are reminding you to need to be more civilian-like. The truth is we just need to be more human.
The most important principle of being a great leader is that the people you lead have two fundamental needs: to be heard, and to be understood.