Author: John Griffin

John F. Griffin is a retired Marine Corps infantry officer with special operations experience who completed multiple combat tours to include Somalia, the Battle of Fallujah, Iraq and Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Whether delivering keynote speeches, facilitating workshops, or providing corporate development, he has a unique approach to build connections and relationships with every member of the team – from C-Suite executives to front line supervisors and entry-level associates. He is an award winning practitioner and his methodologies are backed by a rigorous academic history.
 

Self Doubt Landed on the Moon

I am glad I didn’t commit to a timeline on my blog.  A lot has happened since my last entry. I did my first gig with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (https://myfwc.com/) Law Enforcement Division.  In the days and weeks I spent preparing for and the time I spentRead More

Improve your thinking through the use of mental models

Reflection Hard to believe it has been over a month since I made the public announcement to launch Clear Way Forward. I have enjoyed the excitement, activity, challenges, and work to date. It is not as easy as I expected and my efforts have met with mixed results but IRead More

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou

Reflection As I reflect upon this past week, I remain very excited about the possibilities of Clear Way Forward (personal, professional, setting an example to my children, flexible schedule for volunteerism, etc.).  Of course, it is going to take a commitment to hard work, sacrifice, accepting failure and rejection, livingRead More

As a Leader – make time for yourself! It is not selfish. It is your duty

Reflection I have been humbled and touched by so many family members, friends, and colleagues offering support and encouragement as I made the announcement to launch Clear Way Forward LLC.  It is hard not to find the courage to start following your dreams and passions knowing you have so manyRead More

Chinese Proverb – The Best Time To Plant A Tree Was 20 Years Ago, The Second Best Time Is Now

Welcome to Clear Way Forward. It is never too late to chase your dream. This is mine. I expect to fail and fail often. And subsequently, I expect to learn and learn often. Join me on my journey and together, and let’s make the world a better place.