Commission: ‘No compelling medical reason’ for US military transgender ban

March 13, 2014, The Guardian: An independent commission led by a former US surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the US armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.

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Panel Urges End to US Ban on Transgender Troops

March 13, 2014, ABC News: Retired Brigadier General Thomas Kolditz, a former Army commander and West Point professor on the commission, said he thinks allowing transgender people to serve openly would reduce assaults and suicides while enhancing national security.

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Kolditz to discuss leadership in the War on Terror at National Security Symposium

September 24, 2013, Vanderbuilt University: Retired Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Kolditz will discuss “Leadership Lessons from the War on Terror” from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in Sarratt Cinema at the Sarratt Student Center. His lecture is open to the public and marks the annual National Security Symposium at Vanderbilt University hosted by the Vanderbilt Naval ROTC Alumni Association.

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The Military Muscle Shaping Yale’s Leadership Training

July 26, 2012, Fast Company: Retired Brigadier General Tom Kolditz spent the last 12 years running the leadership program he developed at West Point. His next challenge is to make over the men and women of Yale. So are leaders born, or made? Fast Company gets the definitive answer.

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How to Turn Your Worst Employee Into a Top Asset

March 26, 2012, You can’t save your weakest staffers. But you can use them as a way to upgrade your whole team’s performance.

You’ve heard the adage, “Hire the right people, and everything else is easy.” That may be true, but it’s also unrealistic—especially in start-ups and rapidly growing, innovative businesses. Mistakes are made in hiring; high-potential people fizzle out, burn out, or check out. Every owner eventually leads a workforce with mixed talent and ability.

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How to Lead Without Being There

March 12, 2012, Growth-oriented leaders make their intent clear and then let the team on the ground make the decisions. Here’s how that can work at your company.

At some point, every entrepreneur faces a moment of truth: Your company can’t grow if you insist on being present at every important encounter and the “decider” on every decision. Until members of your team can seize opportunities on their own, you will be a drag on your own growth.

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