Work in the Now!

By Anthony Doucet / April 9, 2021 / 3 Comments

There is a quote that says, “realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” Then, another quote says, “unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear, are caused by too much Future, and not enough presence. In a world of uncertainty, 24-hour […]

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Being Strong is the Only Choice

By Anthony Doucet / March 28, 2021 / 0 Comments

During a military training exercise in 1995, in the Mojave Desert, I was on the side of a mountain freezing (that is, wet and cold from the rain and harsh conditions), and the only thing I could do was think about the good times in my life and my faith that I could push through. […]

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Decentralized Leadership

By Anthony Doucet / March 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

During my second tour in Iraq, my Military Police platoon trained and advised Iraqi security forces. I also had medics, communications specialists, logistic specialists, mechanics, civilian contractors, and interpreters who were empowered to make decisions to accomplish our mission most effectively and efficiently. The challenge was balancing where to position myself on each mission, which […]

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Overcoming Fear

By Anthony Doucet / March 7, 2021 / 0 Comments

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears – Les Brown. On the first day of Airborne school, the senior instructor asked the question, who is afraid of heights? With over 300 students sitting in the bleachers, several people raised their hands, including me. Next, the senior instructor […]

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Everything starts and stops with leadership

By Anthony Doucet / March 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

The phrase “everything starts and stops with leadership” is something I’ve heard many times and has different meanings. The phrase means everyone in the organization understands their roles and responsibilities; also, the individual within the team is empowered to take charge in the absence of orders. In other words, individuals in the organization are willing […]

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