March 18, 2021

#028: Earn Credibility Before Asserting Authority

Walking in as the “new guy” in any job is hard. It’s even harder when you are in a
leadership position. Many, especially if some believe the position should have been filled with an internal hire, will test your authority, your resolve, and probably your patience.

Join Army Ranger School Graduate, Lisa Jaster, and 160th SOAR, Mike Hertzendorf to talk about showcasing your character attributes in a new organization, and working under new leadership.

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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.

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