Individual Development Plans for Soldiers

Organizations must create a culture that encourages, supports, and invests in the short- and long-term development of their employees. Professional development should be an ongoing process to ensure Soldiers are staying current—if not one step ahead—in their fields and mission-critical competencies. Planning for continuous development must be anchored to the organization’s mission, goals, objectives, and […]




Outstanding Leaders keep Journals

“Journaling on real paper with a real pen seems like a throwback to a different era. Until you try it. For leaders, finding that calm place where you purposely take the time to reflect is a powerful antidote to the rush-rush-rush of the rest of the day.” — Joel Barker, Futurist, film maker, and author […]




Common Errors: Spelling

Common ErrorsIn everyday practice, most writers make a limited number of errors in the basics, but repeat those errors often. Below is a list of frequently occurring errors and corrections with techniques to prevent them. Studies show that people tend to continually misspell a relatively small number of words— between 25 and 50—in their day-to-day […]




Common Errors: Subject-Verb Agreement

Common Errors In everyday practice, most writers make a limited number of errors in the basics, but repeat those errors often. Below is a list of frequently occurring errors and corrections with techniques to prevent them. Claire Cook, in Line by Line: How to Improve Your Own Writing, states: Errors in agreement, a singular subject […]




Common Errors: Sentence Fragments

Common Errors In everyday practice, most writers make a limited number of errors in the basics, but repeat those errors often. Below is a list of frequently occurring errors and corrections with techniques to prevent them. Conventional sentences have a subject and predicate, and any departure should be clearly intentional. Skillful writers use fragments effectively […]




A concise sentence expresses an idea with as few words as possible.

CLEAR AND CONCISE SENTENCES

A sentence consists of an arrangement of words to transmit a thought. The words you select, their clarity, conciseness, and how you arrange them directly affects whether your audience will understand your message. A clear and logical sentence is one that has both coherence and unity. A concise sentence expresses an idea with as few […]