Clarence Easterday on How a Military Mindset Impacts Human Connection
November 11, 2021
How does working in a nuclear unit in the military have profound impacts on human connection? Clarence Easterday (Former US Army Field Artillery Officer) is a prominent leader in the risk management and trucking sector and his unit was one of many tasked with protecting America. As someone who has had experience working on military missions, he draws parallels between how his experience impacts his ability to make real connections with people outside company walls.
After putting his own life on the line, we learn that it's not surprising that individuals who want to protect our country would pursue a career in insurance and risk management to protect and serve those that are injured. Clarence shares how military experience impacts leadership mentality, empathy for injured parties, and the ability to “portray humanness” in the settlement and litigation process.
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What did you take away from your service and how has it impacted your life?
Can you talk about your service and what you did in general?
While in service and seeing what was going on in the world, did you get a sense of cynicism or did it impact you psychologically?
How did your service experiences impact managing stress in your career?
How did you transition from your military service into a career in insurance and risk management?
Do you find that you're able to translate your philosophies learned from your military service to business leaders?
How do you view your role as a civil mediator and what are your philosophies around mediation?
How did you make your way into trucking logistics?
How do we get younger people involved in insurance?
How do you view humor in your life in general and in your professional life?
How are your charitable endeavors tied to your call to serve?