8 Burst results for "Iron Sharpened Leadership"

"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

02:46 min | 7 months ago

"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on A New Direction

"Dot com and we're back here on a new direction. With the major general john gronkowski. The book is entitled iron sharpened leadership. And i hope you're enjoying it as much as i am because i feel like i'm sitting at the generals feet and i just get absorb all of this and i feel i feel bad because like i like i feel like i'm getting so much more out of this. I'm trying to do this. Because i want to help everybody out there but i feel so selfish right now because i'm so enjoying every moment that i'm having with you and and the time is running so fast so let's get back to it Chapter fourteen leading the purpose. let's talk about how important shared purpose in finding meaning for your people. You know jay. I'm so happy you brought that up. Because i've been thinking a lot lately about people with you know struggling with post traumatic stress. The fact that there's a suicide crisis in our country you know over the last ten years more veterans have committed suicide about seventy three thousand into the last ten years then have have been killed during the vietnam war. It's round fifty eight thousand vietnam war. I mean it's an incredible epidemic. Four our veterans and then for other people as well and and you know. I was reading something other than reading. A book named the book is river of doubt. It's it's about Teddy roosevelt's expedition down into the amazon river basin and south america. He had his his son kermit with them on that expedition back in nineteen thirteen and there was a passage in that book that made me think about how to help people struggling with post traumatic stress and white purpose so important and there's a passage in there that talked about kermit and talked about how he's it was only in his twenty s number two talked about even up to that point. He was struggling with depression and his life. And how it points during that expedition. When he just dug into that purpose in any wasn't depressed any any any. Nfl fulfilled and then as it turned out. I think it was in nineteen forty two in his mid fifties. He ended up taking his own life when he was serving the army and alaska. And i thought to myself you know one of the best things we could focus on When we're helping people Struggling with post traumatic stress is to help them understand what their purpose in life is..

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"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

02:18 min | 7 months ago

"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on A New Direction

"I speak i i right i do this show. You know what i mean. It's it's coach. I coach people. And so i'm a man of words but i really got to pay attention to my walk. Yeah yeah no. It's it's true and and and followers we'll be watching and and and support you know jay if i may job you know I think we we might be ending soon. I i do wanna talk just a little bit about the title. That book iron sharpened leadership. And you mentioned the beginning sir. It's based on really one of my favorite bible verses proverbs twenty seven seventeen which reads as iron sharpens iron. So one person sharpens and other. And i just want to talk for a minute about that. And and wife that's important to leadership And that verse is so powerful as iron sharpens iron. So one person sharpens another so that speaks to the fact that we're not an island. We need other people. We need other people to help make a stronger and at the same token we're put on this earth to help other people become stronger too so i like to say as leaders as we're trying to reach a hand up to find a mentor to find a coach for ourselves so we gotta become stronger. We could become better leaders. We have to reach a hand down the fine people who are maybe not as talented as we are. Maybe a little bit weaker than we are to give reach our hand down and give them a hand up to help them become stronger leaders to help them become stronger people so that that's what i believe. That bible verse is all about as iron sharpens iron. So one person sharpens and other. It's all about working together as a team so we could all become stronger together when you are gonna have to have some extra talk about iron sharpens iron i. It's one of my favorites as well. I'm wearing a shirt for. I love it. I love it but we're gonna have to talk about that. Did i tell you lazy jomon. How great major. General john gronkowski is. Yeah he's that and the book is entitled iron sharp leadership get your copy.

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Leadership Lessons from a US Army General  Maj Gen John Gronski (retd) - burst 11

A New Direction

06:37 min | 7 months ago

Leadership Lessons from a US Army General Maj Gen John Gronski (retd) - burst 11

"A gunnery. Sergeant michael burkhart was the who was the explosive ordinance disposal team leader went down to that site with two young marines and they were going to conduct a post blast analysis to determine a tactics techniques procedures insurgents. Were using so we could try to prevent these attacks from happening again in the future and when gunny burkhardt got down there with two young rains was chaotic. The soldiers were cisterna. Seen the ad that a chaos there were two reporters from the omaha world herald newspaper there there were embedded reporter so anyway going burkhard gets down. There sees the destroyed up. Armored humvee sees a crater near that up armored humvee bow four feet in diameter a couple of feet deep makes an assumption that that's for that roadside bomb that destroyed that humvee was placed jumps down into crater. Take a closer look as soon as he did that. He realized he made a mistake because he could see in the dirt in front of him to artillery shells. Red detonation cord running in the nose was a roadside bomb. That an insurgent have placed their so. He took his k bar knife. Cut the red debt. Detonation cord to neutralize that roadside bomb. He didn't see a third artillery shell into dirt behind him in that crater. An insurgent was off in the distance. Hit a button. On a that nation device that artillery shell exploded not going burkhardt about fifteen feet into the air lands on the dirt road unconscious pants soaked with blood. Our soldiers call a medevac helicopter. Ride away go up tomb start. Cut his pants off. Start tending to his boons after few minutes burkhart regains consciousness. The soldiers couldn't believe that and and he's laying there and he asked the soldiers if he has both of his legs because they had no no sensation from the waist down. They sure to me had both of his legs. They continue to work on 'em couple minutes later. He gets a tingling sensation in his legs. He tells the soldiers he wants to stand up. Soldiers couldn't believe that this guy had just gotten blown up and so we struggles to his feet. He standing there to soldiers around him. The medevac helicopter comes in lands on the ground behind them. The soldiers point to the stretcher On the ground in front of the misogony. We've got you know. Gotta put you on a stretcher and carry you to that helicopter. He looks at the soldiers and he says i'm not going to have you carry me that helicopter on a stretcher. I'm going to walk there under my own power. Because i don't want the insurgents of the pleasure of seeing me being carried that helicopter and easy. He says that he raises his hand into the air and gives the insurgents which i will call a one finger salute reporter reported from the omaha world heritage takes a picture of him standing there Groin protector. you know. In in front of his private area there. No pants on finger thrown up into the air soldiers around him. You'd say the helicopter the background. That picture became an iconic picture of the iraq war but what is deleted Point of the story. And the reason i tell this story and the reason. I think it's important. The leadership point of this story is member told you. He had two young marines with them that day. He knew he was going to have to recover from his wounds. He knew what all the roadside bomb attacks were getting that those two young marines were going to have to be out there probably later on that day routes realizing roadside bombs. The reason he wanted to walk to that helicopter instead of being carried there had nothing at all to do with what he thought and surgeons for thinking. He wanted to walk to that helicopter so we would not shatter the confidence of those too young marines. Pseudo leadership point is even after getting blown up ten minutes earlier. His main concern was not with his own wounds. His bank concern was with those two young marines. Who he was leading an isn't that what leadership is all about. And we talked about that looking out for the welfare of those you lead rather than your own welfare and that's exactly what gandhi burkhardt exemplified that day. And that's why. I like to tell that story that i read read that story. I had to read it again. Because i was laughing because i could just see i. I have friends who are marines right by the way. There's no such thing as an ex marine okay. the just doesn't exist. I've been told that countless times by my friend there's just no such thing they they may be quote unquote have retired at the end of their name. But they're still all. And and and i just thinking about them go. That's exactly what jimmy would. That's exactly what he would have done. That's what bob would have done. He would have done the same thing. I i can. Just see it. I just great story but it was truly the surprise in that lesson was not. I thought it was going to be resiliency. It is but the point is that he cared so much about making sure that those other two young marines were their that their mental emotional state was not shaken. Yeah and you know jay that think about this as leaders we face adversity almost every day in whatever organization were leading the some degree and and sometimes things get tough honest and the point is as a leader. You can't be thinking. I'm an figuratively. I'll use this. You know you can't be thinking. I'm cold i i'm hungry. You know i. I'm shivering right. No you you've got to show those you're leading that you know what i've got the resiliency to overcome this. And because i do you have the resiliency to overcome. They might be called. I might be hungry. I might be weak. But i'm going to take care of you before i take care of myself. And that's the essence of leadership. We underestimate the modeling of behavior. Don't we when it comes to leadership absolutely. Yeah and you know what the other thing i learned in my forty years of leading soldiers also leading teams in the business sector. Is the people you lead are always watching you practice. You know you could. You could put down in writing. What your leadership philosophy is or you could verbally give some guidance about behaviors. You're looking for but those you lead are going to be watching to see you. Know how do you adhere your own guidance. Behaviors that you're looking for you. Exemplify those behaviors and your followers are always watching and your actions speak so much larger than larger louder than your words. Do

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"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

05:15 min | 7 months ago

"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on A New Direction

"She was born without an and so obviously there was a connection there and and he earned a silver medal during track event and he invited the sean girl her name is gemma up on the platform with them as he received the silver medal and then after the ceremony he took that silver medal from around his neck and presented it to this eight year. Old girl and You know. I'm i'm in contact with her father even though you know. He's he's australian. But we stay in contact via email and he told me that that act of kindness that might display to this young eight year old girl who he never met before giving away his silver medal that he works so hard to get change. The trajectory of her life and now she's a with one arm. She's a swimmer a competitive swimmer. She's doing fantastic. Her confidence has really soared since that. a connection with my katcher and it just goes to show how a leader by doing something smalley something seemingly small in your mind as a leader has as so much of an impact on on someone you know that's following you and i think it's a great story but again mike would never have gotten to that point without the self discipline to overcome that hundi have having an amputated arm but still having encouraged to compete in the invictus games. That's by the way there are many awesome stories in this book. Iron sharpen leadership many stories like that. The the story also does exemplify the other two pieces that you talk about in this chapter. And that's dignity and respect because he showed dignity and respect to gemma but then also it showed his selflessness which you talk about throughout the book as being traits that are important to leadership maybe talk about those two real quick. Yeah i think a again character integrity or foundational to leadership. You cannot lead unless you have strong character and strong values and You know as as you mentioned you you have to show people that you lead the dignity and respect you know. We talk a lot about toxic leadership and i think it's impossible to be labeled a toxic leader. You know somebody who's a caustic leader. If you treat those you lead with dignity and respect and if you treat people in that way You could even fire somebody. Dignified respectful manner so sor- training people with dignity. Respect doesn't mean as a leader that you don't quote people to the standards because standards are important and we do expect high performance if we're going to have a high performing organization but by by doing those type of things being a character based leader somebody with integrity and then you mentioned care and i think You know that that is one of the elements of of of character as caring for those you lead and i say you leaders have to care more about those. They lead than they care about themselves and let me tell you something jay..

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"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

05:26 min | 7 months ago

"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on A New Direction

"Cluster legion of merit with oak leaf. Cluster bronze star iraq campaign medal combat infantry badge ranger tab and basic per shoot his badge. He's got his mba from penn state. Great valley master of strategic studies from the us army war college. He is a trained to six sigma black belt. Which is kinda cool. He's provided oversight mentorship to large diverse implement implementation teams in fortune. Five hundred companies. He's a highly sought after keynote speaker. Hire him you can learn more about how to higher by going to john. Gronkowski dot com. That's j. o. H. n. g. r. o. n. s. k. i. Dot com ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the show and welcome for your first time ever to new direction. Major general john gronkowski welcome general. Hey jay it's great to be with you. I love your energy and those things you talked about. Ride the beginning. Those four elements of fitness That's worth the price of admission. So i know you start ever podcast talking about those things but people need to hear it and it's just great to be on your podcast. Thank you for inviting me. Yeah you know. I think thank you for agreeing to be on. It was just kind of everything fell together that you could do this and jeffrey we didn't i need to thank him as well because he just did a great job helping us out. Let's dig right into the book You divide this book up into three sections because you have you see leadership in these three sections character competence and resiliency so why. These three pieces are so important leadership. Yeah you know of the book. I wrote iron sharpened leadership. It's it's really kind of like a lessons learned manual from what i've learned as as a leader leading large organizations Over the past forty years. And what i found is i. You know. I'm i'm a student of leadership Still trying to become a better leader. But what i've found is that My leadership philosophy. What works for me is Focusing on character which i really think is the foundational element of leadership and then leadership competencies. Which i talk about leadership competencies. I talk about a leader providing a vision to an organization a leader being able to communicate and and develop relationships and and a leader having occurred to make decisions and then the third element of my leadership. Philosophy is resilience so the book is really based on my leadership philosophy. It's worked for me I've learned lessons Largely to the mistakes. I've made over the last forty years and i just wanted to share those lessons through this book. I there's too much. I wanna covering this book. I told you before the show. I've got forty pages of notes. And i wanna talk about and i'm looking at these notes. What do i. I was thinking about early. Where do i start..

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"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

04:25 min | 7 months ago

"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on A New Direction

"And welcome to a new direction. My name is jay is and how great show. It's another great show. It is a fantastic show. I could not be more excited. Okay did you see the t shirt wearing okay through those of you watching this t. Shirt on its iron sharpens. Ir specifically war because of the name of this book called iron sharpened leadership. And i wore it because the man i'm about to interview loves talking about iron sharpening iron. It happens be one of his favourite proverbs in all of the bible. All right. it's pretty awesome. His name is get ready. Folks get ready. Buckle up if you're driving down the road business podcast. Just buckle up major general. John l. gronkowski. Yes i said that major general john l. gronkowski first general on this show. I am so honored. I am so privileged. I am telling you what who better ladies and gentlemen who were listening to this show. Who better to talk to you about leadership. As i have written on the blog post and i've written and talk to other people ladies and jemma get ready because you're about to step into an advanced course of leadership for the next hour so i hope you ready. Get your pencils ready and pick up the name of the book. Yeah pick up the book. It's called iron sharpens Folks let me tell you something i did. I not only picked up the book. I actually bought the audible book. And i'm listening to the audible book again. I read this twice. And i'm listening to audible book in my car. Get it. it's that good. I'm just telling you get any way he can. He's going to change you. I promise. I promise you he will get him. Let's we'll be do every week. And that's we walk through the four areas of your life. you know. what's interesting. is that major general. John l. gronkowski in his book. I interpret leadership talks about that. We really have to be training. Physical mental emotional and spiritual. Isn't that interesting. That's the same thing that command sergeant major. Tom saturday's delta force..

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"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

05:59 min | 9 months ago

"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

"You've got to be able to care for yourself first before you could care effectively for other so you hit the nail on the head there. I love the campfire analogy. I've always heard here. The oxygen mask on an airplane analogy but the campfire one. I feel connect more deeply to a man soul and it's less mechanical like an auction mask is and i feel like asked a master's overused but the fire. There's something about a fire that is makes it safe makes it. Also we understand it and we know how it works even within like we often described that burning fire or desire on the inside is something. We use articulate. So i really appreciate that. Your book is called iron sharpens. So i'm interesting to understand who helped sharpen your emotional intelligence within your career and like what was it that maybe a army office or any officer listening to this or any really member in the military listening this or even business community like where were you at in your life when you fully kind of like woke up to wow i really need to also look inward before i continually worry about the outward yet. Yeah you know. The title of the book iron sharpened leadership. But it really comes from proverbs. Twenty seven seventeen and that proverb. One of my favorite verses in the bible says as as iron sharpens iron. So one person sharpens another and to me. There's there's a whole lot to unpack with that What i get from it is and i think this is a great message for for younger people to that that you've got to hang out with the right people In order to get stronger you've got to hang out with people who are stronger than yourself. You know Physically stronger mentally stronger spiritually stronger. If you want to get stronger in in in those areas but then at the same token as you're reaching up a hand to others to help pull you up and make you stronger. You've gotta be reaching down a hand To pull other people who might not have the same talents that you have and so Just as you're looking for people of that you could sharpen yourself with. You've got to be looking to help other people become become sharper too so I i that that title really means a lot to me. That proverb really Means a lot to me. And i think it's all about us trying to become better people and then also Not forgetting to help others along the way behind us. I wholeheartedly agree. And i love that proverb. That proverbs like symbolizes like the root and core. How men are meant to do life. And it also symbolizes where most of the opposite of how most men operate their life alone. It's all on us. We don't seek out knowledge. We don't admit we need help. We don't look behind us for people that need help and i love how you said the one hand up one down. 'cause i often talk about it as a barrel of monkeys. Mindset that through together it's that linking of the monkeys together that creates strength of that chain and we're never but by yourself you can do a lot but there's only so much you can do but just like tug a war. It's the strength of everybody on that rope that allows the real momentum to go in your favor in the are you gonna be able to create more momentum than without that but the problem i feel like within that mindset that iron sharpens iron is. It's not something that is easily accepted within the culture like people don't often lean in towards it. They may hear it. They might even be listening to this. Podcast listening to that iron sharpens iron and like they hear it but they don't really hear it.

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"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

05:54 min | 9 months ago

"iron sharpened leadership" Discussed on The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

"Welcome back we've had the interview shows pause for a little bit. I am happy and excited to bring today's interview about personal courage in a way that we really need in the world today. The question. I want to leave open with here is. Do you have the courage to do the right thing. Even when it's hard you might remember john is. He was on the podcast last year. And he's back to talk about his newest book. Iron sharpen leadership. There was one phrase that really stood out to me in this interview. And it's our conversation on personal courage having courage to do what is right even when might leave you alone and isolated man. That was a hard question to answer. And we talked about it fairly extensively in the podcast as we dive into. This topic became clear from my own experiences in the world. We live in today. That this one trait this one single trait could make or break a leader and it can make all the difference to give you a little background on john. John is a major journal. Us army retired founder. And ceo of leader grove llc. He's a keynote speaker. Leadership facilitator coach author and just all around great inspired individual. If you want. I'll go ahead. Include a link down in the show notes for his episode when he was back in the podcast last year. There's also a link down in the show notes for his book. Iron sharpen leadership so you can go grab that an amazon really quick and something else. I want to add here. Is that something. I've really loved adding to my life over. The last few months is a daily planner and one of those planters that have really chose to use was the monk manual. We're going to be having interview here in the future by the ceo of monk manual and we have a special code for you to go over and head over to mock manual and get ten percent off. So there's link for that down the show notes or you can just go ahead and use code that dad to get ten percent off this monk. Manual has been something that i've used in the off season and it's really helped create the focus and the momentum but most importantly the clarity in everyday decisions that they're leading up to the bigger things and just add deeper reflection on gratitude and all the things that are going right in your life even when some days. It seemed like they weren't and so go. Check out monk manual use code vet debt or the link down in the show notes without further guys. Let's get started with episode. One hundred thirty with john grassi. Welcome back to the podcast. John ban it is so good to be with you. I enjoyed last time we were together. I was looking forward to today..

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