Episode 19: Leadership & Innovation Thoughts With Travis Jacobs

Imagine you're in a room with 30 engineers and you have to tackle a massive problem. You are a new leader and you have been tasked to solve this big problem and you really don't want to mess up. You know that you have some very talented people, but how in the world would you handle that?



Perhaps you're in charge of a small team, but inside of a really large company. You know that you have a great way to do something, but the process has already been established. What do you do? How do you help a big company make changes that already believes in the way they already do it?


Travis Jacobs is a long time engineer and has worked at big companies like Boeing and others. He has solutions to these problems and even more. Leading talented people is no easy task, but Travis has real world solutions that has been proven to work in the field. His practical approach will give you the skills you need to lead any size team in nearly any environment.

In the military, a field manual provides instructions in simple, clear, step-by-step language to help soldiers complete their mission. In the civilian sector, books offer information on everything from fixing a leaky faucet to developing an effective workout program to cooking a good steak.


But what if you are promoted into a new position leading your former peers? What if you don’t get selected for the leadership position you wanted? How do you overcome imposter syndrome, when you aren’t sure you should be leading? As a leader, how do you judiciously dole out punishment? What about reward? How do you build trust with your both your superiors and your subordinates? How do you deliver truthful criticism up and down the chain of command in a tactful and positive way?


These are all questions about leadership―the most complex of all human endeavors. And while there are books out there that provide solid leadership principles, books like Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership, there is no leadership field manual that provides a direct, situational, pragmatic how-to guide that anyone can instantly put to use.



Until now. Leadership Strategy and Tactics explains how to take leadership theory, quickly translate that theory into applicable strategy, and then put leadership into action at a tactical level. This book is the solution that leaders at every level need―not just to understand the leadership game, but also how to play the leadership game, and win it.

This podcast is dedicated to becoming the best at what you do. It's about being the best at work, at home, at a party or on the field. We're going tackle the things that few people talk about. Topics like self-education, etiquette and relationship building will be explored in a way that you can put into action!


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