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S3,E15: Charles Feltman- The Trust Episode

Charles Feltman, author of The Thin Book of Trust  sits down with Joe and explains how trust is a competency that can be learned, improved, and practiced regularly. They also discuss Charles’ four assessment domains of trust (care, sincerity, reliability, and competence) and why understanding these domains is necessary for leaders to increase team cohesion and effectiveness.

S3,E14: Kyle Stark- Creating a Culture of Development

Kyle Stark joins the show to talk about his experiences helping professional baseball players and coaches develop their inner and outer game. Kyle shares how he navigated the tension between development and performance during his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates and gives leaders some insights into how they can drive a culture of development for the teams they lead.

S3,Ep13: James Kerr- How to Build a High-Performance Team

James Kerr, the best-selling author of Legacy, joins the show to talk about about the role leaders play in developing high-performing  teams. Joe and James discuss practical approaches, including  ancient practices, that leaders at any level can adopt to take their culture to the next level. Finally, James and Joe talk about the importance of self-awareness and why reflection is a key component before a person takes charge of an organization.

S3,Ep11: Major General Mick Ryan and Steve Leonard: The Science Fiction Episode

S3,Ep11: Major General Mick Ryan and Steve Leonard: The Science Fiction Episode

Major General Mick Ryan of the Australian Defence Force and Steve Leonard, the creator of Doctrine Man!! join Joe to discuss the benefits of science fiction and Steve’s new book, To Boldly Go: Leadership, Strategy, and Conflict in the 21st Century and BeyondListen to this episode to learn about why a healthy dose of science fiction helps us become better problem solvers.

S3,E10: Scott O’Neil: Be Where Your Feet Are

 

 

Former CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers and author of Be Where Your Feet Are, Scott O’Neil talks about the struggle of achieving work/life balance and how he learned to approach life after years of working in the fast-paced professional sports industry. He also discusses his very public failure in his late 30s and offers lessons for others who might suffer a major professional setback throughout the course of their careers. Finally, Scott shares his approach to building a strong culture at work and what it means to be the purple water buffalo.

S3,Ep9: Elliot Ackerman- The Dark Side of Identity

S3,Ep9: Elliot Ackerman- The Dark Side of Identity

 

Elliot Ackerman joins the podcast to discuss a recent article he wrote for Liberties Journal titled, “Turning in My Card“. Joe and Elliot talk about the dark side of identity and how it can prevent us from personal and professional growth. While acknowledging there benefits that come with an identity, Elliot cautions us to avoid using our identities to shut down discourse and warns everyone about the dangers of becoming a slave to identity.

S3,Ep8: Everett Spain- The Battalion Commander Effect

S3,Ep8: Everett Spain- The Battalion Commander Effect

Recently, U.S. Army Colonel Everett Spain coauthored an article in Parameters titled, The Battalion Commander Effect. Spain and his coauthors found that evidence suggests Army battalion commanders are a major factor in whether or not high-potential lieutenants stay in the Army.  In this episode, Joe and Everett discuss the research and dive into why self-awareness and humility are important traits for military leaders.

S3,Ep7: Rabbi Mordecai Finley- Finding Inner Well-Being

S3,Ep7: Rabbi Mordecai Finley- Finding Inner Well-Being

Rabbi Mordecai Finley sits down to talk with Joe about the power of self-reflection and how it can lead to inner well-being and help reduce conflict in our lives. He also shares lessons from decades counseling couples, earning his black belt in jujitsu, and serving in the Marine Corps following the Vietnam War.

S3,Ep6: Henry Willi- The Innovation Episode

 

UK Army Officer Henry Willi shares his insights on innovation based on his operational experience and from his time as commander of the jHub, the official innovation hub for the UK’s Strategic Command. He explains why your network is your net worth and how they enable people and organizations to think differently. Joe and Henry also discuss how leadership and culture play critical roles in fostering innovation.

S3,Ep5: James Romm- Ancient History and Leadership in the 21st Century

S3,Ep5: James Romm- Ancient History and Leadership in the 21st Century

Joe speaks with Historian and Professor James Romm, author of Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero, Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire, and The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Loves and the Fight to Save Greek Freedom. Joe and James discuss how reading ancient history can better prepare leaders for the challenges they will face in the 21st century. Also, Romm recommends the best books for leaders who want to learn more about the lessons within ancient Greek and Roman literature.

S3,E4: Ryan Holiday- Fortune Favors the Brave

S3,E4: Ryan Holiday- Fortune Favors the Brave

 

Bestselling author Ryan Holiday discusses his latest book, Courage is Calling: Fortune Favors the Brave.  Joe and Ryan talk about how fear can hold us back from personal growth, helping others, and making a positive impact in our communities. During the episode, the two share personal stories of overcoming fear and doubt along with those of influential people who answered their own callings.