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HOW TO KEEP YOUR EGO IN CHECK

HOW TO KEEP YOUR EGO IN CHECK

HUMILITY: THE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY IN A LEADERLeif Babin  Leif Babin is a former Navy SEAL officer, co-author of the New York Times best-sellers, "Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win" and "The Dichotomy of Leadership." He is...

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How To Build and Spend Leadership Capital

How To Build and Spend Leadership Capital

Think of the amount of influence you have on the people around you as a bank account. Leadership capital represents the funds available in that account. In every interaction with others, you are either depositing funds and acquiring more leadership capital, or you are debiting the account and spending your leadership capital. This applies to every interaction with anyone: both up and down the chain of command, peer to peer, and those outside of your immediate organization. It also applies in your personal life, with family members and friends. Every interaction with others either earns you leadership capital or expends it.

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THE POWER OF DETACHMENT

THE POWER OF DETACHMENT

How do you handle multiple problems at the same time? The answer is DETACH. When you detach—when you pull yourself out of the details, it gives you a better perspective on the strategic goals and what is most important. Learn how.

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What makes a good team member?  

What makes a good team member?  

The best team members are the ones that put the team and the mission ahead of themselves. They actively seek to help others, provide assistance, share resources, pass on lessons learned, and dedicate time and energy to supporting the team, even where it strays beyond their assigned roles and responsibilities. That’s what makes a good teammate, a good employee, a good team member.

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WHEN TO MENTOR, WHEN TO FIRE

WHEN TO MENTOR, WHEN TO FIRE

Most underperformers don’t need to be fired; they need to be led. In this course, you will learn about the escalation of counseling that helps you understand when someone needs to be mentored versus when it is time to fire someone. The dichotomy here is learning to balance caring about your people and helping people improve while not allowing them to negatively affect the team.

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Train Hard, But Train Smart

Train Hard, But Train Smart

Jocko and Leif discuss the importance of realistic, fundamental, repetitive training. You will learn why those three factors are so important and how to balance training that pushes the team out of their comfort zone without demoralizing them to the point that they fail to learn.

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Aggressive, Not Reckless

Aggressive, Not Reckless

Leaders should always default to aggressively solving problems, but there are times that hesitation may allow a leader to further understand a situation. In this course, you will learn how to be Aggressive, Not Reckless by finding the balance between proactively solving problems and delaying action to prevent reckless decisions

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Disciplined, Not Rigid

Disciplined, Not Rigid

Disciplined, Not Rigid focuses on finding the balance between being disciplined and flexible. Too many standard operating procedures or an overly disciplined environment can actually inhibit your team’s ability to think critically

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How Do You Create Buy In?

How Do You Create Buy In?

How do you get others to accept your plan or course of action and execute it as if it were their own?   

 

We get this question all the time from a leader of a team pushing their people to execute on a new strategy or adopt a new process, but their team members aren’t fully “bought in.”

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