“There are times when the greatest causes you may one day fight are not your own, but the causes of others” — Terron Sims II
In this interview in the series, we are exploring the subject of dealing with crises and how to adapt and overcome from a business owner that is building his organization with Veterans and Military Family Members. The context of this series is the physical and financial fallout that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. Crisis management is one characteristic that many successful leaders share in common, and in many cases, it is the most important trait necessary to survive and thrive in today’s complex market.
I have the pleasure of being joined by Terron Sims II. Terron is a political strategist, military veteran, and graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point — the preeminent leader development institution in the world. Terron has provided strategic counsel and developed policy plans for The Obama Administration, the Democratic National Committee and for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, as well as for several of the 2020 Presidential candidates. Terron has published two novels, With Honor In Hand and Hands of Honor, and has written his third novel, For Hands of Honor, along with his Iraq memoirs, Baghdad Peace. Terron is currently running for the Arlington County School Board and resides in Arlington, VA.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we dig in, our readers would love to get to know you a bit. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood “backstory”?
I am the son of a US Marine. From birth to high school graduation, I lived in California and Virginia twice, Louisiana, Texas, and part-time in North Carolina when my dad was a company commander. From kindergarten to high school, I attended nine schools. Most of the moves occurred during my elementary years, which I loved! On the first day of school at a new elementary school, since I didn’t know anyone, I kept to myself and did my schoolwork. Once recess hit, I’d be the first one out the door and sprint full speed across the playground. This technique worked…