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Small business owner and author Dr. Burl Randolph Jr. says he knew his time in the military was different too.
"When I was first on active duty, I had a Lieutenant Colonel who told me there's certain differences (so) you have to be better, faster, stronger like the 'Six Million Dollar Man,'" Dr. Randolph said.
He retired as an Army Colonel in 2014, after serving more than 30 years and three combat tours in Iraq. His success came with lessons, as he sometimes found himself to be the only Black officer in a unit.
"When they say 'It gets lonely at the top,' yeah, because there's less and less African-Americans." Dr. Randolph. said.
It's his passion for service that kept him going and brought him to his career now, creating My Wingman LLC and coaching leaders.
Hidden Conversations is a series of conversations with African Americans in different industries and facets of life of what it is/was like to have careers in particular professions. Dr. LaDrina Wilson is the host of this ongoing series who interviewed Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr., Founder and President of MyWingman, LLC, a Business Leadership and Management Consulting company and a retired Army Colonel; CSM Tisa Scott, Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Rock Island Arsenal; and Mr. Darryl Howlett, retired Navy Master Chief and First Army Chief of Media Relations for Veterans Day 2020. Click the picture to watch the interviews on Facebook. #blackveterans #blackleadership #veteransupport
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I had the opportunity to speak on a webinar hosted by Darrell Moon with Going On Offense.com on the topic of Getting Things Back Up and Running. Whether your business remains operational during the pandemic, or you anticipate Transitioning to Work, we discussed some of the tactics, techniques, procedures, anxieties, and stressors associated with this often unfamiliar task. #organizationaldevelopment #strategicleadership #inspiredleadership #planning great video
Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr., DM, Colonel, US Army, Retired, being honored at the January 31, 2020 Quad Cities Storm Hockey game as a Hometown Hero for the Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa/Moline and Rock Island, Illinois). Dr. Randolph served over 30 years as a US Army Officer.
Toxic Leadership: An Oxymoron. Working for a toxic person you cannot believe is a leader? That's because they are not a 'toxic leader', but a toxic person in a leadership position. Join Dr. Burl Randolph, Jr., DM, President of MyWingman, LLC and Sean O'Brien, Principal at Auzmor HR Solutions as they discuss why the term toxic leadership is an oxymoron, how to work in a toxic environment, and what real leadership is. The 55 mins podcast discussion is embedded below for your listening pleasure.
Rev Dwight Ford, Pastor, Grace City and President of Critical Mass, Inc interviewed Colonel Burl Randolph, Jr., US Army, Retired, on the subject of Leadership. If you enjoyed the segment, you can Like it on YouTube, Ask a Question (1-866-242-2260), Make a Comment below, schedule a leadership development consult, or send an email about this video blog (vlog) directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
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