From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military To Industry Leadership

From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military To Industry Leadership

This podcast is a description of the information contained in my book, "From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military To Industry Leadership," by me-- Captain William Toti, USN (Ret), former Commanding Officer of USS Indianapolis (SSN-697), former Chief Executive Officer of Sparton Corporation.

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April 9, 2022 4 min
I'm giving away 20 hardcopies of my book via Goodreads.com! Sign up at Goodreads.com for a chance to win one of 20 free copies. Goodreads will select the winners on May 4th, 2022. The books will ship some time after that. For more info go to https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59441506-from-co-to-ceo Scroll down the page and hit the "enter giveaway" button to register. Learn more by listening to this podcast. Off...
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I am giving away 50 free copies of my audiobook to the first 50 active duty military members who respond. All you need to do to qualify is listen to this podcast, and send me an email at william@williamtoti.com with the info contained in this podcast.
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It's Release Day for From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership! In the final podcast of this series, I share with you some bonus content that can be found in the appendix titled, "The Permanent Demise of Temporariness." Tune in to hear more and order your copy of the book today! williamtotibook.com
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April 4, 2022 5 min
Through this series of podcasts, I've covered the introduction and each chapter of my new book, From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership. While I've shared many snippets and highlights from the book, there's no way I can cover everything here. In this podcast, you'll hear more from the epilogue about my journey to becoming a CEO and be challenged to think through if t...
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April 3, 2022 9 min
Chapter 12 of my new book, From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership is all about "A Capstone for your Career." I open the chapter with a story that I was told in my transition class that proves exactly how out of touch these trainings can be from reality. Listen in to hear the story and how I address it in Chapter 12 of my book. Pre-order your copy today at williamtotibook.c...
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April 2, 2022 5 min
Today, I want to share with you about Chapter 11 of my new book, From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership. I spend a lot of time in the book talking about the need to hit the reset button when you're transitioning from military to industry. But in this chapter, Taking the Helm in a Crisis, I share my own story from September 11 and explain the situations where your military exper...
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April 1, 2022 10 min
Every organization is structured to defend itself. Sometimes you'll find yourself in a difficult situation where you need to defend your organization against false blame. What should you do? I address that scenario in Chapter 10 of my book, From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership. In the "Defending a Legacy," chapter, I share a couple of stories from my own experience t...
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March 31, 2022 9 min
Did you know there's a profound difference between leadership and management? I address that in Chapter 9 of my book, From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership. You lead people but manage things, and understanding this could be the difference between success or failure in your future career. Listen in as I share an allegory demonstrating this truth in this sneak peek at the chap...
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March 30, 2022 8 min
Do you think your military title will be a help or a hindrance when you enter the civilian workforce? In Chapter 8 of my book, From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership, I talk about the remaking of a leader and the biases that may exist in the corporate world against those coming out of a military career. In this excerpt from the chapter, I share a story about it happening to me and ...
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March 29, 2022 13 min
Today's podcast covers Chapter 7 from my new book, From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership. I share a personal story from my service that highlights a stark contrast between the Army and Navy. But as many differences as there are, those branches are still more closely aligned than the military culture is to the civilian culture. Listen in to hear more about the focus for Chapt...
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March 28, 2022 17 min
In this podcast, I share about Chapter 6 from my new book, From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership. This chapter covers the mechanics of searching for a job, preparing your resume, interfacing with recruiters/head hunters, applying for the job, interviewing, negotiating compensation and accepting the offer. In this sneak peek, I also reinforce a point I made in a previous podcast. ...
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March 27, 2022 5 min
Want to find out if my new book, From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership, is right for you? In Chapter 5, I share some potential career options, but also a story about how my mother's father immigrated to America. This is a story that I always come back to as a reminder that no matter how tough I think I have it, I don't have it as tough as many others. Transition from act...
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March 26, 2022 7 min
In today's podcast, I share from Chapter 4 of my new book, From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership. This chapter is focused on targeting the right company. I share the difference between public and private companies, profit and nonprofit organizations, and product versus service-driven businesses. All of these things may influence the job you're looking for and the compens...
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March 23, 2022 10 min
In chapter three of my book, "From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership," I share about the things I wish I knew back when. In this podcast, you'll hear a story about when I selected my Eagle Scout project as a 15-year-old and the advice my Scout Master gave me. Even though I didn't fully understand what he meant at the time, I understood after the project and it's...
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March 19, 2022 8 min
How much runway do you have left? That's a question in the corporate world that may determine how much business owners are likely to invest time and money in developing you as an employee — or whether they hire you at all... I cover this in Chapter 2 of my book "From CO to CEO: A Practical Guide for Transitioning from Military to Industry Leadership." The fact is the later you transition to the civilian workforce, the...
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March 16, 2022 5 min
In this podcast, I introduce you to Chapter 1 of my book, From CO to CEO, and what I call "The Great Lie." The Great Lie is how I refer to what we're told when we're preparing to transition from active-duty military to industry. I also reveal the one thing your potential boss in the corporate world really DOES want to see in you. Listen now and find out more at williamtoti.com
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Book by Captain William J. Toti, USN (Ret). This episode describes why I wrote the book, and what kind of information you will find in it.

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