Why Grace for Our Service Members and Their Families

Part One

Grace is a leadership quality we don’t talk about very much but it just might be the most important one as we enter the newest unknown.

Jill Griffin, I write about jobs, careers, board service, and the workplace.

I got an ad on my news feed from Disney Institute that said, “Optimize your organization’s hiring, training and support of military veterans and spouses,” and I was sold! I had my husband sign us up! Veteran Institute Summit presented by Disney was the most amazing training event I’ve ever been to. (Of course, it’s Disney.) To sum it up (because like most Disney things, you had to be there to get the whole feel), the number one call to action was to show Veterans and military spouses grace. I was honored to be able to sit alongside my husband while we joined in virtually. They didn’t record the zoom but I found a clip on youtube

And here’s a quote I really appreciated from their agenda,

“A diverse workforce requires a diverse approach to the genuine care of employees. It is not ‘one size fits all.'”

Throughout this week I’m going to briefly talk about service members, Veterans, and their spouses. I’m not a service member so there are aspects of military culture that I do not understand. But I do want to make sure that I do my part to advocate for those who may not have a voice and share some of my experiences as a veteran spouse.

Don’t just take my word for it, fact check me, ask a veteran, share your experiences. 😀

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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