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. …