One of the skills Beau Higgins says veterans bring to business is an ability to operate in chaos. That is when things are chaotic – veterans learn to focus on getting things done.
For 25 years, Beau got things done in the Marine Corps. He’s a retired colonel that held roles from intelligence to Marine Recon and went all over the world. Today, he is a Senior Manager of Military Talent Acquisition for Amazon.
Amazon is a company that also strives to attract people that get things done. In fact, one of its leadership principles is all about getting things done: bias for action. He talks to us a little bit about that and describes some of the programs Amazon has in place to attract military veterans.
Links discussed on the show:
Beau Higgins on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/beauhiggins1/)
Resource: Amazon Military Webinar Series (https://amznmilitaryaffairswebinairs.splashthat.com/)
Resource: Amazon Careers: Military Recruiting (https://www.amazon.jobs/en/military)
Video: Amazon pledges to hire 25,000 veterans (https://youtu.be/206DGGhE8jM)
Factoid: Amazon Leadership Principles (https://www.amazon.jobs/en/principles)
Transition: DoD SkillBridge internship program (https://dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov/faq.htm)
Charity: The Travis Manion Foundation (https://www.travismanion.org/)501(c)(3)
Ted Talk: The 50 cups of coffee challenge (https://youtu.be/rswXftHfzps)