In today’s episode of Small-Time Leaders, Jacob Devlin shares with us a life lesson he received while in the military. His leader Matthew Atkins demonstrated high importance of people first, mission second. The importance of asking before you task and how to place people first has helped Jacob in his civilian life and taught him that empathy builds and cultivates stronger relationships.
Jacob Devlin is an Operations Manager for Amazon directly in charge of departments ranging from 200 to 400 associates that strive every day to meet the challenge of being the world’s most customer-centric company. Growing up with five brothers (4 Army veterans) and a childhood filled with sports led him to accept a congressional nomination to the Air Force Academy where he wrestled for 4 years.
After graduating he became an Intelligence Officer for 12 years. Serving on multiple special operations deployments to Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan entrenched a deep passion for helping and leading people. After separating from the military, he completed his MBA in London, UK at HULT International Business school and moved to Jacksonville, Florida from California. In his free time, he volunteers to help fellow veterans’ transition from military life to successful careers in the corporate sector.
Connect with Jacob via LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-devlin/ .
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