165: Colonel Mark Read, part 1: Environmental Engineering at West Point (transcript)

on April 10, 2019 in Podcast

Colonel Mark Read heads West Point’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. I met him through another guest on the show Colonel Everett Spain so I recommend listening to that episode as well. Two myths about the military have unraveled in me as a result of seeing West Point from the inside and talking to these generals and colonels and heads of departments. One is that the military practices command[…] Keep reading →

164: Anna Tunnicliffe Tobias, part 1: Olympic gold and Crossfit Fittest on Earth (transcript)

on April 8, 2019 in Podcast

Anna is down to earth for anyone, let alone a gold medalist and CrossFit champion. Watch her videos to see the contrast between what she does her abilities and how she doesn’t have to be humble. We start talking burpees early which for anyone who knows me knows why I would love. She talks about the value of coaching, the intimacy and vulnerability in it. I hear that she wants[…] Keep reading →

163: Kevin Kruse, part 1: Great Leaders Have No Rules (transcript)

on April 3, 2019 in Podcast

Kevin and I have been friends since we both wrote for Inc. and before I appeared on his podcast. I think that led to a more open conversation. This is two guys talking about leadership and love with examples of hardball, football and basketball coaching and things like that. Not to say that’s our only perspective on leadership. His book describes a contrarian view of how to develop yourself as[…] Keep reading →

162: Bob Langert: McDonald’s former head of Corporate Social Responsibility (transcript)

on April 1, 2019 in Podcast

Let’s start with some personal context. I last ate meat in 1990 which would have been about the last time that I spent any money in McDonald’s. I avoid packaged food. I avoid food with fiber removed for something like four years in counting. I pick up a piece of trash per day and McDonald’s is up there a little behind Coca-Cola and Starbucks as the greatest sources of that[…] Keep reading →

161: Katie Pettibone, part 1: Americas Cups, 81-foot waves, and protecting the oceans (transcript)

on March 28, 2019 in Podcast

Katie continues the line of world class sailing champions I’ve had the honor of interviewing for this podcast who’ve translated their athletic success to leadership in their sport, business and beyond. What’s success in Katie’s case? How about competing in three America’s Cups including being the youngest member of the first ever all female boat, two around the world races as well as the famed Sydney Hobart and Worrell 1000[…] Keep reading →

160: Sean O’Connor, part 2: Replacing coffee cups with human connection (transcript)

on March 22, 2019 in Podcast

This episode is about a simple experiment that anyone can do. It costs nothing, takes no extra time or other resources besides carrying a mug with you. Everybody knows how much garbage we’re dumping in the ocean. Everybody knows they can pollute less including me, including you. This episode shares Sean’s experience cutting out coffee cups. I’d say you probably never have to use another coffee cup again but practically[…] Keep reading →

159: Chris Schembra: Expressing Gratitude (transcript)

on March 20, 2019 in Podcast

Do you feel gratitude toward people who have helped you? Do you express that gratitude more than enough, not enough or about right? You’re probably familiar with research that expressing gratitude and feeling it improve people’s lives measurably. I love my exercise of writing ten gratitude messages a day for a week. I’ll link to the Inc. article piece that I wrote on it. It was challenging but worth it[…] Keep reading →

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