264 – Solo Episode: Becoming Confident

Great leaders are confident: In Themselves Their Vision In The People That They’re Leading Confidence is at the core of your natural charisma; remember the “Four-Cs” Calm Confident Consistent Courageous How do you become more confident? Constant battle against self-doubt & limiting beliefs Fear & uncertainty will never go away But it’s a mindset shift that you have completely control …

258 – Becoming a Leader of Influence (Solo Episode)

John Maxwell says “Leadership is influence…nothing more, nothing less”. Exceptional & sustainable leadership demands a knowledge of influence. Increasing your influence can seem overwhelming; how do we increase it? Your influence increases when you add value to other peoples lives. Leadership & adding value is a choice! There is tremendous power in this choice to add value on a daily …

252 – Solo Episode: What is Leadership?

What is Leadership? The #1 question when it comes to leadership… Leadership is NOT: About position or rank About your title About your personal attributes Management Favorite Leadership Quotes: “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren Bennis “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights; …

250 – Solo Episode: “Leaders Remain Calm, Confident, Consistent, & Courageous”

How important is charisma when it comes to leadership? When we think of leadership or ask people to define what makes a great leader, we often gravitate to the high-profile leaders with big egos and larger-than-life personalities. In Nov 2011, Forbes published an article titled “Egomaniacs make the best leaders.” In this article they reference a study by four professors …

242 – Where Have All The Warrior Leaders Gone?

Lately, and with increasing frequency, I’ve been asking myself “Where have all of the warrior leaders gone?’ Don’t misconstrue what I mean by “warrior” leader. It’s not about brutal aggression, winning at all costs, or showing no mercy. Instead it’s about a leadership philosophy that fosters aggressive action and intensity of will coupled with disciplined self-restraint.  Most importantly the Warrior …

239 – Solo Episode: “No Substitue For Sound Judgment & Common Sense”

Rules can be a good thing. We need them in our society for order, civility, and safety. In the aviation community, pilots literally live and die by them. It’s been said that a pilot’s Flight Manual (rule book) is written in blood; you don’t follow what’s in the rule book, bad things can and will happen. In Navy/Marine Corps aviation, …

228 – Solo Episode: “No Egos In The Cockpit”

“I don’t care what you think about me or what your perception is of me as a pilot & aircraft commander.  No matter how I’m perceived at any given moment during our flight…never assume anything.  There are no egos in this cockpit – if you see something that doesn’t make sense, speak up.  At the end of the day do …

223 – Developing Your Character

Character growth will determine the height of your personal growth. We all are searching for success, but I contend that we begin searching for a life of significance.  In this episode I focus on the importance of growing your character; on spending your time, energy, & resources on personal growth. What you will learn: Why “Ambition without guidance” is not …

219 – Solo Episode: Dealing With Reality

Dealing with reality is a requirement of leadership. Authenticity is so critical for successful leadership; but being authentic is not as easy as it seems. A key component of authentic leadership is the maturity to deal with reality head on.  We actually make it harder on ourselves when we don’t deal with reality. Some realities of life that we must …

212 – Solo Episode: Self Awareness & Leadership Success

This is the first Dose of Leadership episode where I don’t interview a guest. This is just a quick episode of my thoughts & observations on the importance of self-awarness when it comes to your personal leadership growth and responsibility. Without self-awareness we can never reach the level of authenticity & vulnerability that will allow us to become Transformational Leaders. …