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S2,E10: Seeing the World at 70,000 Feet- Merryl Tengesdal

S2,E10: Seeing the World at 70,000 Feet- Merryl Tengesdal

Joe sits down with retired Air Force Colonel Merryl Tengsdal to discuss piloting the famed U2 spy plane. There are less than 1500 qualified pilots since the program’s inception in 1955, and he shares her experiences as the only African American woman in its ranks.  She also discusses her debut as a contestant on Season 2 of CBS’ Tough as Nails which airs Wednesday Nights.

S2,Ep8: Steven Pressfield- The Warrior’s Life

S2,Ep8: Steven Pressfield- The Warrior’s Life

The team sits down with author Steven Pressfield to discuss his newest book, A Man at Arms. In addition to providing a peek into the ancient world, Pressfield shares his thoughts how leaders can overcome Resistance to lead with the best version of themselves. If you are a fan of Gates of Fire and The War of Art, you won’t want to miss this episode!

Season 2, Ep.5- David Burkus- How to Have Better Meetings

 

Joe and Jacob sit down with organizational psychologist, David Burkus to learn how to have better meetings. He is the best-selling author of four books about business and leadership. His insights on leadership and teamwork have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, the Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNN, the BBC, NPR, and CBS This Morning. Since 2017, Burkus has been ranked as one of the world’s top business thought leaders by Thinkers50. As a sought-after international speaker, his TED Talk has been viewed over 2 million times.

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Season 2, Ep.3: Major General Frank Donovan-The Importance of Asking Why

Season 2, Ep.3: Major General Frank Donovan-The Importance of Asking Why

 

Jacob and Joe discuss leadership lessons with MajGen Frank Donovan, Commander of 2nd Marine Division. During the discussion, MajGen Donovan reflects on the importance of not giving up, when your military career takes an unexpected turn. The team also talks about why leaders need to be willing to have difficult conversations in their organizations.

Episode 8: Interview with Jerry Depizzo of O.A.R.-Don’t Let Great Get in the Way of Good

Episode 8: Interview with Jerry Depizzo of O.A.R.-Don’t Let Great Get in the Way of Good

Jacob and Joe sit down with Jerry Depizzo of the band O.A.R. and talk about leadership, teamwork, and the habits that have made O.A.R successful over the last 20 years. Jerry also talks about how he balances making music and touring with being a husband and a father. This is a great episode for leaders trying to figure out how to balance professional and personal responsibilities.

Episode 6: Interview with Shannon Huffman Polson- Knowing Your Story

Jacob and Joe sit down with Shannon Huffman Polson, author of Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most-Male Dominated Organization in the World. In this episode Shannon shares her experiences being one of the first female Apache pilots in the U.S. Army and offers advice to leaders on how men and women can work together to create strong cultures in their organizations. They also talk about the importance of knowing your story to develop grit when navigating uncertainty.