Jack Yoest advises senior leaders on best management practices. He is a former captain in the United States Army and earned an M.B.A. from George Mason University. He completed graduate work in the International Operations Management Program at Oxford University.
Yoest served as assistant secretary for health and human resources in Virginia, acting as the chief operating officer and chief technology officer of the $5 billion budget 16,000-employee unit. Yoest also served with Menlo Care, a start-up medical device manufacturer. He was a part of the team that moved sales from zero to over $12 million that resulted in a buyout by Johnson & Johnson.
Widely published, he was a finalist in the 2006 Weblog Awards in the Best Business Blog category and has received over one million unique visitors. Yoest and his wife, Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., who is president and CEO of Americans United for Life, live in the Washington, D.C. area with their five children.
"To get a job, first get a plan and then get busy," The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 20, 2002. http://www.charmaineyoest.com/2005/09/job_search_pass_this_test.php
"Bad Management: Hillary Clinton in practice," National Review, May 5, 2008. http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/224381/bad-management/jack
"Conducting Business in the Values Vacuum," Scripps-Howard News Service, December 1997. http://www.charmaineyoest.com/2005/09/doing_business_in_the_values_v.php
"Debt of Honor: Remembering USS Bonefish," The Virginian Pilot, June 18, 1999. http://www.charmaineyoest.com/2009/06/in_memoriam_uss_bonefishem_los.php
"The Salvation of Private Ryan," The Virginian Pilot, Movie Review, March 21, 1999. http://www.charmaineyoest.com/2009/06/the_salvation_of_private_ryan.php
"Five Days in May: The loss of the USS Scorpion," National Review Online May 26, 2006. http://www.charmaineyoest.com/2007/05/five_days_in_may_uss_scorpion.php
"G.I. Jane at VMI," Independent Women's Forum, 2001. http://www.charmaineyoest.com/2005/10/charles_murray_the_inequality.php#more-6989
"What were the Feminists doing on Sept 10, 2001?" The Women's Quarterly; January 1, 2002. http://www.charmaineyoest.com/2011/09/what_were_the_feminists_doing_.php
"Rotary Governance," The Business Monthly, Baltimore-Washington Corridor, December, 2006. http://www.charmaineyoest.com/2006/12/nonprofit_corporate_governance.php
"The Rotary Making a Difference: Self Interest, Rightly Understood," The Business Monthly, Baltimore-Washington Corridor, December, 2006. http://www.charmaineyoest.com/2006/12/selfinterest_rightly_understoo.php
Columns for Business and Media Institute
"CNN on Sub-Prime Mortgage Problems: Where is Personal Responsibility?" August 27, 2007. http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-sub-prime-mortgage-problems-where-personal-responsibility
"CNN's 'Your $$$$$' Gets Gas Price Prediction Wrong," Oct 29, 2007. http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-your-gets-gas-price-prediction-wrong
"CNN Presents the Fear-Based Economy," Oct 16, 2007. http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-presents-fear-based-economy
"CNN Warns of a Recession, Ignores Stock Market Gains," Sept 18, 2007. http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-warns-recession-ignores-stock-market-gains
"CNN's 'Recession Watch' Continues, with New Definition of Recession," Nov 19, 2007. http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-recession-watch-continues-new-definition-recession
"CNN Doesn't Mention Pro-Union Guest Was Union VP," Sept 5, 2007. http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-doesnt-mention-pro-union-guest-was-union-vp
"CNN's 'Your $$$$$' Scours the Nation for Recession Hints," Nov 7, 2007. http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-your-scours-nation-recession-hints
Columns for Small Business Trends
"Politics as Marketing," Nov 7, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/11/politics-as-marketing.html
"Easy Sales: The Trend for Small Business," Oct 24, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/10/easy-sales-the-trend-for-small-business.html
"Respect: The Ultimate Business Etiquette," Oct 17, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/10/respect-the-ultimate-business-etiquette.html
"Job Candidates With Body Art: Hire Or Not?" Oct 10, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/10/job-candidates-with-body-art-hire-or-not.html
"Late Is Rude and Bad for Small Business," Oct 3, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/10/late-is-rude-and-bad-for-small-business.html
"The Peak Experience," Sep 26, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/09/the-peak-experience.html
"Rest to get the Best from Your Small Business," Sep 19, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/09/rest-to-get-the-best-from-your-small-business.html
"Small Business Super Star Hiring Hassle," Sep 12, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/09/small-business-super-star-hiring-hassle.html
"Job Interviews: When To Lie," Sept 5, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/09/job-interviews-when-to-lie.html
"Practice for Small Business Managers," Aug 29, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/08/practice-for-small-business-managers.html
"The Latest Trend In Hiring Requirements," Aug 22, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/08/the-latest-trend-in-hiring-requirements.html
"Silence Can Be Golden and Good for Small Business," Aug 15, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/08/silence-can-be-golden-and-good-for-small-business.html
"3 Questions for Mentors and Advisors in Small Business," Aug 8, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/08/3-questions-for-mentors-and-advisors-in-small-business.html
"Senator Bill Frist and Small Business Healthcare," Aug 1, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/08/senator-bill-frist-and-small-business-healthcare.html
"Hiring? The Best Question To Ask a Job Candidate," Jul 25, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/07/hiring-the-best-question-to-ask-a-job-candidate.html
"Military Management: The New Trend for Small Business," Jul 18, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/07/military-management-the-new-trend-for-small-business.html
"Women's Future in the Small Business Labor Force," Jul 12, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/07/womens-future-in-the-small-business-labor-force.html
"Event Planning: Keeping it SAFE in 4 Easy Steps," Jul 4, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/07/event-planning-keeping-it-safe-in-4-easy-steps.html
"The Management of Bureaucrats: 1 Rule, 3 Options," Jun 27, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/06/the-management-of-bureaucrats-1-rule-3-options.html
"Sales Persistence And Knowing When To Stop," Jun 20, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/06/sales-persistence-knowing-when-to-stop.html
Other Presentations and Interviews
"Year 2000 Rollover, Lessons Learned," Panelist for The Commonwealth of Virginia, Fairfax, VA, Summer, 2000.
"Why Academics and Entrepreneurs Can’t Manage," Speaker, National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship, October 11, 2009. http://www.nacce.com/?7thConference
"iNetwork to NetWorth," Small Business Seminar, Inc. Magazine, iConcept Media, Panelist, October 18, 2007.
Manage Your Career, WMAL interview, Washington, DC, Fall, 1997.
A degree from CUA provides the student a competitive advantage in a crowded job market. The student will have learned how to do the work right and to do the right thing. Our graduates learn the art and science of the practice of management in our classrooms and are equipped to make a positive difference in their chosen fields.– Jack Yoest
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M.B.A., George Mason University
Certificate, International Political Economy, Technology and Industry