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September 8, 2017 at 1:29 pm #50391tangoParticipant
This is a great set of questions and answers by Jocko directly applicable to leadership in the office, battlefield, or building your CUTT. There are some guys here that I know for sure have had memorable experiences related to these lessons (@mquadros123, @johnnymac, @hellokitty, @brotherskeeper). There are specific experiences where I either used one of these approaches, could have benefited from that advice, or both. It would be awesome if others could share some of their experiences in relation to these lessons.
If you’ve seen Jocko before, this is not one of the grueling 3 hour “know the darkness” book readings. This is of his instructional Q&A variety of podcasts. Promos start 1:45:30.
Jocko #91 – Audio Only
Couple of my favorite points summarized:
– 0:00:20 How to properly be a renegade leader? Let the little things slide so you have social capital when it comes time to speak up about the big things. You are more likely to affect change that way.
– 0:25:54 Decisiveness vs. Carefulness: Take measured action. Dichotomy of leadership – you need to be aggressive and get things done but ignoring risk in pursuit of success is a failure. Measure too much and you will get nothing done. Try taking step 1 or 2 and observe before going full bore into steps 3, 4, 5.
– 0:45:14 Star player slacking off a bit: Take note of some important details tailoring the condition and approach accordingly. This is typically an ego moment so work that flank approach. They’re probably smart so be clear and legitimate if you want them to respect your approach and actually take ownership of it.
– 1:00:14 What if you can’t get through? Might be time to cut someone from the team. Get comfortable with it and know when it’s the right time.
– 1:08:40 Regain respect after you’ve lost it: “It’s real easy to give more slack to someone when you have them on a tight leash.” As opposed to the other way around, it’s a lot harder to reign discipline in after being too free. There’s a great snippet at the end of the answer to this question as to how exactly to phrase a possible approach.
Weak Men can't be virtuous. - JBPSeptember 8, 2017 at 5:19 pm #50405MaxKeymaster
Navy Seals again. Didn’t I ban them?September 9, 2017 at 8:16 pm #50468AnonymousInactive
One Leadership item for a CUTT that might be hard for former Big Army/USMC guys to grasp will be that each individual is irreplaceable to a certain extent. This will not be the Battle of the Somme in which high battle losses are acceptable. In a non military structure scenario; you will have deserters from a unit lead by a leader who wastes lives.
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