In today’s show, we are putting George Randle in your passenger seat to discuss his book, “The Talent War.” George Randle is an experienced talent executive, veteran, coach, and leader known for selecting, building, and reorganizing teams to reach their full business potential. George has 20+ years of Fortune 100 and Fortune 1000 global Human Resources and Talent Acquisition experience building and coaching elite teams. He began his professional life by enlisting in the US Army Reserves. While serving in the USAR, he received his bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University and was commissioned as an officer. His career assignments included Berlin, US CENTCOM, and III Corps with deployments to Africa (Somalia and Kenya), Central America, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Following his successful military career, George transitioned to the corporate world, experiencing many of the same challenges Veterans face today. With these challenges, along with the recognition that building elite teams are his true passion, George ultimately transitioned to the Human Resources and Talent Acquisition functions serving the last 10+ years as a global HR executive and leader. Over the course of his time as an executive, the teams George has built and led have hired over 85,000 professionals, including over 2000 executives. He is also known for his decades of work supporting veterans and their transitions, ultimately creating one of the largest and most successful Veteran Hiring Programs for a Global Fortune 50 firm. He is also co-author of the best-selling book, “The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent,” and host of The Talent War Podcast. On today’s show, he addresses the significant gap in the trades industry as well as what we can do to fill it.