February 02, 2021

#020: Crown of the Barrel – How to Manage Departing Talent

Ever leave a kick-ass unit without much more than a handshake after you gave it your all for years? It leaves a sour taste in your mouth. The same thing happens when talent retires, moves up or out, or leaves for some other reason. Ending a professional journey/relationship right can make or break a companies reputation or its ability to work with someone in the future.

Join us for this episode hosted by Army Ranger School Graduate, Lisa Jaster, together with Air Force TACP, Dan Bradley; and 75th Ranger Regiment, Tom Hall.

About the author

Lisa Jaster
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Lisa Jaster graduated from the West Point Academy with a BS in Civil Engineering and was commissioned as an active duty engineer officer. During 2003, Lisa deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a company executive officer, later serving as the battalion operations construction officer. She attended the Army Engineer Officer Advanced Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and earned her MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2004. After leaving the Active Army, Lisa was employed by Shell Oil Company for 12 years. From April to October 2015, she took a six-month leave of absence and attended Army Ranger School, being one of three females that graduated from the first integrated Ranger School course. Lisa is married to a fellow reserve officer and has two children. She lives an active lifestyle competing in anything from ultra trail runs to CrossFit competitions. She loves martial arts training, specifically Jiu-Jitsu, and is always looking for the next challenge to tackle.

Dan Bradley
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After graduating from the Air Force Academy, Dan served for over five years as an officer in the elite Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) community. He served both as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) and as a Task Force Advisor on a 2018 deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. His expertise in selecting, developing, and leading effective small teams stems from his experiences as an Air Force Special Warfare Officer, both in training and in combat.
Dan partnered with the Talent War Group (formerly EF Overwatch) in 2019 and now works as the Director of Sales for Kahn Mechanical Contractors in Dallas, Texas. Dan holds a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Leadership from Saint Bonaventure University. He is passionate about mental health advocacy for the veteran community.

Tom Hall
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Tom Hall is a former United States Army Ranger where he completed multiple combat deployments as a member of the 1st Ranger Battalion before being honorably discharged in order to become one of three veterans at the time playing division one college football.  He earned a BA in political science from Iowa State, MA in international relations from UNC-Wilmington, and is currently enrolled for his MBA with the Carlson School of Management.  He has spent the last six years working for startups across the country in a multitude of roles.  He currently works as a program management consultant while also advising multiple startups on business operations, leadership development, and strategy.

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