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A primary premise of our community is the concept of bringing the advice, experience and example of leadership from military leaders to the larger reader and subscriber community. As a result, we have confined our pool of primary authors to the following demographics:
- Active Duty, Guard or Reserve Senior-Military Leaders in the rank of:
- Officer: O-5 and Above with Command Experience (NATO Equivalent OF-4 and above)
- Enlisted: E-9 (NATO Equivalent OR-9) with experience within proximity of command
- Former Military Leaders who have Honorably Retired in the above grades
- Curators and Leaders within GeneralLeadership or parent organization(s).
Authors who do not meet the above criteria and wish to seek publication with GeneralLeadership.com may explore doing so as a co-author with an existing author, curator or board member. Authors who do not meet this criteria will not be allowed to publish on GeneralLeadership.com solo. Restrictions upon our available pool of authors are regrettable; however, our brand has established expectations about author qualifications. Failing to adhere to these demographics dilutes our brand, as well as the bond we have with our subscribers and readers. If you wish to inquire about our author policies and guidelines, please use this form to chat with us about becoming a GeneralLeadership.com author.
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We encourage you to submit at least one article per month. All accepted GeneralLeadership.com Blogger applicants are accepted on a conditional probationary basis (until we get to know you.)
All submitted content is subject to editing based on the sole discretion of GeneralLeadership.com (so that we keep things appropriate for the members.)
Submission of content does not guarantee posting.
A) Write each blog entry to run between 500 and 800 words.
B) Include 3-6 hyperlinks in each blog that references other blogs, website pages, white papers or other reference information that adds depth and dimension to your posts.
C) End each post with 3-5 relevant questions to entice the reader to respond or submit comments and discussion.
D) Overall, the objective is to generate conversation and facilitate that conversation through the comments area. This will help you earn the right for readers to want to contact you.
E) Your signature block will be created by GeneralLeadership.com from the information you provide above and will show up at the bottom your your post so that interested readers can find you.
General Rules of the Road:
•The focus is on developing the conversations and thought on leadership specific to the topics.
•Write from your experience, expertise, and heart. People will want to get to know you through your writing.
•You are writing as a servant leader. This is not the place to promote your outside interests, your book, your agenda, or your outside training programs. That belongs in your personal blog or website. Each entry is a NON-COMMERCIAL post. Keep brand names and items like “™ or ® ” that point back to your personal offerings out of the picture. Your excellent communication style will be the advertising that promotes your other interests. People who love you first, then trust you will seek you out and contact you on their own.
•We care more about what everyone thinks and has to say about the questions you pose. Essentially, your role is discussion leader and one who brings out what others want to say about or add to the conversations around the topics that define and differentiate the GeneralLeadership.com Blog.
•After your application has been accepted, we would love each member of the blog team to commit to a minimum of 1 blog entry per month, if possible. If occasional posting works best for you, this is okay too!
•Expect that your entries might be slightly modified by our editors to reflect overall tone and mission. We might also add in keywords, where appropriate, to help you get more readers through higher ranking on search engines.
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