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Ben Killoy, Blog Contributor

Ben Killoy, is a U.S. Marine Veteran turned national renowned blogger, & VET Business and life coach who seeks to develop heart centered veteran leaders. He resides in Janesville, WI, with his wife and three beautiful kids! Ben went through what most transitioning veterans go through of redefining identity and rediscovering your passion and purpose for life. A seminar changed it all for him, and realigned him to his passion for leadership. Since then he has been on a mission to master leadership principles & use his passion for leadership to help veterans understand who they are, develop the skills to overcome adversity, and own their life and choices.

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Two Secrets to Being a Great Leader
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By Ben Killoy, Blog Contributor on August 29, 2018

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official opinions, policies, or positions of StreetShares or any of its affiliates.

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

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