Nov. 24, 2019

The Mojo Radio Show EP 254: The Dichotomy of Leadership - Leif Babin

The Mojo Radio Show EP 254: The Dichotomy of Leadership - Leif Babin

Leif Babin served 13 years in the US Navy. As a platoon commander in SEAL Team Three's Task Unit Bruiser, he planned and led major combat operations in the Battle of Ramadi. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated special operations unit of...


Leif Babin served 13 years in the US Navy. As a platoon commander in SEAL Team Three's Task Unit Bruiser, he planned and led major combat operations in the Battle of Ramadi. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War. He is the recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart. He is a co-author of #1 NY Times bestseller, Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win. He is also the co-founder of Echelon Front, a company that helps build high-performance corporate teams. Here's what we cover with Leif.   When people meet Leif for the first time, how does he like to explain what he does? Charlie Sheen actually impacted his decision to be a SEAL. What was it that drove Leif to sign up? Was the book, The Dichotomy of Leadership, written to balance out Extreme Leadership? The cover of The Dichotomy of Leadership is black and white, but it's not. What are the grey areas? The Dichotomy of Leadership is a balance. What's balance look like, and what are we looking for? Leaders can get out of balance. How does a leader know they are actually in balance? As a SEAL platoon commander, what were Leif's greatest leadership strengths? How does a leader find calm and space in order to make the right decision in battle? Did Leif have a process or a totem to change from being a Navy SEAL to being a husband and a dad? What attributes as a person is Leif trying to see reflected in his children? If Leif could go back and serve again, what one lesson would he employ? How is ambiguity down the ranks a failure of leadership? How does a leader ensure that the commander's intent is understood to the degree that can be executed? What separated Leif and the other 17 men who did not get rolled back in SEAL training? What song is the soundtrack for Leif to go to battle? What has the Muster taught Leif about his own leadership style?   Jocko Podcast https://jockopodcast.com   Echelon Front website https://echelonfront.com   The Australian Muster DECEMBER 4-5, 2019 - Sydney https://extreme-ownership-muster.myshopify.com   Support the show on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/themojoradioshowpodcast   Top 10 Cowbell songs of all time https://ultimateclassicrock.com/cowbell-songs/   Athletic Greens https://athleticgreens.com/us   The Mojo Radio Show Rocktober https://www.themojoradioshow.com/rocktober-2019.html   The Mojo Radio Show http://www.themojoradioshow.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/     The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson   Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners.   “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967
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