Of leadership, what can a person say? Is it simply a person with a one or more followers? Is it someone with no subordinates who makes positive change to an organization? Is it someone with a motivational word, or perhaps the winner of a race? It is my belief that our definition of leadership will change as time and circumstances pull our thoughts in separate directions, but what about you? How do you define leadership?
In this podcast episode, I do my best to answer questions about leadership that are often asked. I hope that my years of experience in the United States army can be leveraged in such a way that you will be able to gain useful insight into some of the most challenging leadership situations that we face today. These are not my questions, but rather questions that I have found browsing various leadership resources.
At the bottom of this article, you're going to see some book recommendations by one of my favorite authors, Jocko Willink. I won't bore you with the details, but I can tell you that I start off hating this guy. I thought he was just another navy SEAL who talks tough and doesn't actually provide any value. If you read or listen to any of his resources, you will know, very quickly, how wrong I was!
My hope is that you can become a student of leadership just as I have. Leadership doesn't just mean that you are in a certain type of position, but it's really a mindset on how you view life. Even if you have no followers, you're still a leader. If you have a family, you are a leader. If you're on a team, you are a leader. If you are alive, you have the capability of being a leader.
Enjoy the podcast and please let me know if you find it useful.
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!