Brent Gleeson, Navy Seal combat veteran, motivational speaker, leadership coach, and author of the new bestselling book Taking Point, joins our show in this special episode of the Elite Man Podcast! In today’s episode Brent talks about his life in the Navy Seals and the critical life lessons he learned while in this elite military branch. He shares his struggles, his triumphs, and a few crazy stories during his time as a Navy Seal, and helps us understand the key aspects needed to survive such a grueling profession. Perhaps most importantly of all, Brent gives us a step-by-step breakdown of how to become a great leader and successfully lead through any change. If you’re wondering how you can become a great leader in your own life, how to improve your mental resolve in adverse conditions, and how to cultivate a badass Navy Seal way of thinking, check this episode out now!
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In our episode we go over:
- What drew Brent into wanting to become a Navy Seal
- Why Brent made a drastic career change early in his life and decided he was going to be a Navy Seal
- The toughest part of being a Navy Seal and why it’s not what most people would guess
- How Brent kept himself grounded in the moments of unbelievable stress both during training and during missions thereafter
- How to “embrace the suck” and make successful decisions amidst the chaos and uncertainty of a dangerous moment
- The importance of slowing things down and why “slow is smooth and smooth is fast”
- The cultural importance of having a successful organization and how this crosses into all areas of leadership
- The importance of trust in leadership and how to cultivate this
- The role of accountability in leadership and why it’s so critical for a group to succeed
- Anonymous peer reviewing and why this works in raising everyone’s effort and commitment to success
- Mindset and having a belief in the mission
- Preparation and gathering intelligence for the mission’s success
- How to communicate the vision effectively to your team
- Getting everyone involved and making them feel included and heard
- Managing the fatigue of the group and keeping energy high by celebrating the wins of others
- Having discipline and focus throughout the entire mission
- The importance of having resiliency when leading and why this is a must-have for your success as a leader
- Having a healthy level of paranoia in your organization and why this can actually be a good thing
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Book: Taking Point
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