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"jaakko willink" Discussed on People, Process, Progress
"Welcome to foundations. Friday number thirty four embrace the concept of good by jaakko willink in this concept that i'm talking about comes from an episode speech If you will concept mindset from dhaka owen were. He expresses bad things happen. You don't get the job and you think you so good and then insert opportunity. They are now. It's it's hard to think about that. But for me years ago and i mentioned this year i was inspired. By friend of mine listened to jaakko he was the catalyst to get off my butt. Stop eating as much like crap still enjoy snacks every now and then or a lot but exercise every day put more into your life and your job in your family to get out of a job that absolutely did not like And just make that change right and you hear that to embrace your own darkness that you've been exposed to and no certainly over the past couple of years. Now we've all been fed up and frustrated and tired. And i think it's pretty timely. Go to google typed. Goodbye jaakko willink and watch the video whether you've lost a job. You're getting back into the workforce. 'cause you lost your unemployment benefits this new vaccine mandate you've had loved ones get sick work whatever. Good there's opportunity. There is opportunity. Remember the ones we lost. There's opportunity to think about new professional. Pathways we wanna go down. There's opportunity to think about New ways to exercise. I'm gonna read part of that. Good transcript That got just give you a sense. And that i really would like you ought to go listen to it because i think as i mentioned all of us have contributed in some way. I'd like to thank or at least lot of us to this country that contributed to labor day that a spoke cover this week that celebrated with the short week but all of us are facing a lot of stuff. But we're not alone in if we embrace this concept of good in it's hard to do sometimes in the face of horrible times we can. We can except maybe okay good. And then that's going to be just one. Small part of this mission got cancelled good. We can focus on another one. Didn't get the new high-speed gear. We wanted good. We can keep it. Simple didn't get promoted. Good more time to get better. Didn't get funded good. We own more of the company didn't get the job you wanted. Good go out gain more experience and build a better resume got injured. Good needed a break from training got tapped out good. It's better to tap out in training. Tap out on the street got beat good. We learned unexpected problems. Good we have to figure out solutions. That last one i think is particularly pertinent to all the public safety responders incident management folks in whatever field in project and program and product managers people that plan things and do processes all that stuff. There are gonna be unexpected problems regardless of what anybody expects us to be. Have the perfect plan in the perfect outcome. And nothing's going to go wrong. They won't have to change what they do. Well that's all nonsense. Good let's figure out new solutions to do better to be more efficient to be better teammates to be better leaders to be better individuals. Start it with effort in the morning. Some exercise fresh air and then get into your day. I think you forgetting into your day bit with me on this podcast over. Twenty seven thousand people downloaded with the same person. Maybe twenty seven thousand times either way. I'm grateful for it. Grateful for my teammates jitsu this morning really pushing me if you haven't tried to ju jitsu class so now i'm not the only one in podcast land talking about.
"jaakko willink" Discussed on Cheine On
"I'm think we mixing tending right now. And you wrote the. You wrote the initial riff for that. I remembered jamie that a little bit. You wrote that. I feel like we came together to throw a bunch of random shit and then we never. I don't know there's a lot of risks that we wrote. Well it's one of the risks. That we i think we should make that the podcast music down. That'd be sick. yeah it yeah but the big thing is like the habit stuff like you you you can do that. Anybody can do it any really anybody can do it even a fucking idiot like you can do idiot like me could probably do that thirty days. Yeah that's why. I wanted to do something with carpentry for thirty days. You game the idea. I did two whole days like why did you stop because it was finished. Why did wonder down the one project. My dad was down. He helped me. you know. Put up the the wainscoting their board and batten whenever you call and we did that and i had an idea to do that next accent one all right kohana do this and i'm going to teach myself how to do this stuff and i dunno life got in the way. It's hard with a fulltime job. And you're you don't work from home. Yeah you're in the office. You're in the office you got a baby. Yep so yeah get it. Yeah man but it's not here's the thing it's like i feel like you're trying to make an excuse for me and that's how you how do you. That's what going gonna deal with that. Because i'm gonna have that shit real suit. My babies come into yam in three months three months. Yeah wow you excited yeah. I'm i'm looking forward to. She's going to be a fucking terror. Because apparently when i was until i was five years old animal. And she's going to be ten pounds probably coming out so probably so just so you guys know. When i was born i was born right around ten pounds. So my dad brother to write Your dad was ten pounds. he was pouncer. That keeps saying rebecca's that yeah. Chris is going to be twelve pounds. Or you know llamas. Twelve pounds chris- christmas twelve pounds. He came out you christmas fourteen pads so it keeps getting the closer she gets. It keeps these money now. Oh boy she's only pounds. So you gotta stop yeah. It'll be exciting. Though she'd be should be excited. Yeah but that's the thing is like i feel like people want to make excuses because it's the easy way to get out of things like he talks about failure people being comfortable with their makes you happier to to fail all right. I don't have to worry about this project nagano. The next thing started all over instant freshman the new that. I'm just gonna fail that too but like you listen to jaakko willink. yeah like. He's like his book extreme ownership. I have dumped claim to have read it all. I've read a little bit. But i think that's the beast. Make everything your problem. Yeah okay why did i do this today. Why didn't i accomplish these goals today. Or why is you know whatever. It is an issue in your family there. Issue with your friends you at work like make it your problem. I think that's really the only way to like beat resistance or the resistance that you don't even know is there. Yeah well because it comes so sneaky like he comes in all different ways do resist like so the everything from like the war of artworks talking about resistance and it's like like the way that it shows up. Yeah that's the thing is. It shows up a lot of crazy ways. I listening to the guy from on it..
"jaakko willink" Discussed on Jocko Podcast
"Jim where you go in and get some sets gets reps. Get it done. Br br workup. little leadership. sweat do some role playing. Ask some questions. Were there all the time. We have a conference that we put on. If that's the best word but we have an event that we do. I don't even know if that's the right word. Anyways there's a thing you can come to which is called the monster. We talk about leadership for two days. We do activities. Come check it out. Phoenix august seventeenth and eighteenth. Las vegas october. Twenty eighth and twenty ninth. We have something called the f. T. x. coming up july twelfth and thirteenth if you wanna check that out it's tactical training with the emphasis on leadership and you can take the leadership principles that we talk about all the time and imply them in a tactical environment. Which will then you will then be able to transfer to whatever environment you're in if you want to help servicemembers active and retired their families gold star families checkout marley's mama lee. She's got a charity organization. And you want to donate or you want to get involved. And then go to america's mighty warriors dot com dot org. Sorry and if you want to hear few want to hear more of this of my cringingly long just of tax. If you wanna hear echo charles randomly ranting about god knows what if you wanna hear dave getting hyped up on things that don't matter find us on the interwebs on twitter on the graham on. Facebook echoes adequate charles. David david are burke. And i m at jaakko willink and to all of the uniformed personnel out there in the military who take these strategies and put them into action to protect our way of life. Thank you for what you do and to our police. In law enforcement firefighters paramedics. Emt's dispatchers correctional officers border patrol. Secret service in all first responders. Thank you for protecting our way of life here at home and everyone else out there. Remember that napoleon avert the great military leader napoleon bonaparte remember that he pursued his vision of peace for twenty years of war and ended up defeated and in exile. Don't do that don't do that. Think strategic adjust your ends to your means. Make sure you can actually win. Make sure you can see that. Pathway to victory make sure you can see those pathways plural to victory and then start down that path. Then give it everything you got that until next time. This is dave an echo and jaakko out..
"jaakko willink" Discussed on Jocko Podcast
"This is jaakko. Podcast number two eighty four but echo. Charles in me jaakko willink. Good evening echo. Good evening anybody. Home right from the very threshold of our bungalow reached us a hoarse voice of an elderly gentleman. The voice woke us up at high noon of our first day amid the date palms of the settlement outside saddam's palace somewhere at the outskirts of baghdad. Hi guys this. Greeting that followed sounded a bit warmer are shared. English proved to be good enough so we were able to freely exchange greetings with our visitor. A learn what he wanted from us or rather as it turned out what that older feller could do for us in our iraqi reality. My name is posey. Bill posey and i am the boss here. He introduced himself to us clad in an american uniform pants and brown tee-shirt in case. You need anything lads. Just bring me the list. And i'll take care of it. That was how bill posey greeted us at one time. He might have been a strapping lad indeed but in spite of age he lost nothing of his military appearance and his advanced age only dignified him. He brought us a box full of batteries in this climate. They run out no time guys. And you'll generally operate at night. Each of you must have a large supply them. He explained putting the box on the table. That is how i remember. My first encounter with bill posey are visitor turned out to be one of the oldest if not the oldest navy seals to serve in combat in that legendary navy unit his vast experience and involvement impressed people and used his age to his advantage. Bill posey's knowledge on military bases. How they work like ours and baghdad seemed unlimited. Bill posey volunteered with the us navy. At a time when most american males did their best to steer clear of military service some of his civilian friends even faked injuries or feigned problems fearing fit for duty opinion of the draft board. Which would have meant an unwanted conscription but no wonder in the late nineteen sixties. Indo china was the scene of the brutal vietnam war and after all not every young guy had a warrior's soul during his service in the ut underwater demolition teams in vietnam posey with other ud t men and seals took part in many combat missions in patrols later time he also secured the landing of apollo twelve but when he volunteered to the first gulf war in nineteen ninety the medical board rejected him saying he was too old for further duty however in two thousand and three he deployed to baghdad. He built the camp infrastructure from scratch. Took care of our supplies and he was also an expert on our vehicles and he was a very generous man. He raised money on the base for a catholic orphanage in baghdad but he also remained a warrior until the last days of his service including taking part in combat operations. The guy was devoted to the fight and to his teammates throughout his entire career. No wonder then that are based in baghdad. Was named after him camp. Posey camp jenny posey to be exact bill. Posey had a daughter who is also in the service but in the army he said that since the commanding officer desire to name the base camp posey after him he humbly let it be named in honor of him but it was daughter. Tense the full name of our base. Was camp jenny posey and that right. There was an excerpt from.
"jaakko willink" Discussed on Jocko Podcast
"This is the jaakko underground podcast number. Four with echo. Charles in me jaakko willink good evening echo. Also joining us. Good deal dave good. Evening gave all right. Let's get into the topic of the day. So i know we. We recorded a podcast earlier today. About the marine corps document and <hes>. Called competing and i of through some stuff at you today. Kind of the in that opening talking about this this leadership and influence continuum so i had neck issues my neck menaka had. I had a problem with my neck. I had woke up one day. This was years ago. I woke up one day and couldn't move. My right arm didn't move <hes>. So so imagine that you wake up and you can't be right arm. Had some so mean went to the doctor and they started figuring out what to do. Because i had basically some problems in my neck that was causing friction on the nerves. That control my right arm. So i had to do some physical therapy in of and eventually it said they said you know you're gonna need to get surgery to fix this problem. Okay so <hes>. They gave me basically two options. Well one option was. Don't get surgery in your the longer. It's in this condition the worst chance. It has of recovering. So that's not good but you can't do it if you don't wanna take any chances of getting surgery so the two options so one was called a frame anatomy which they go in through the back of your neck and they basically chip away at some bone and they give the they give some breathing room for your nerves. The other one they gave is the other option. They gave us get a fusion where they go off the front of your neck and they basically carve a bunch of bone out and then they fused your neck together so they can't move that one is considered to be the has has a superior result m- most of the time it's also the last. It's also the last resort. Also you can't escalate from there the other one if you let's say you got the frame and the one going through the back and it didn't go well. I didn't have the impact that you wanted to to have. Well then you could go well. It didn't really work the way i wanted to now. I wanna get the other one so you at least had one more option so as i considered this actually there was a. There's the you talk through the possible problems that you could have one of the problems and this was back in the day so one of the problems that you can have when you get a fusion going through the interior of your neck of the your neck when they're going in there they're close to your vocal cords and they can cut your vocal cords and you can't talk anymore which back then. It's kind of scary to think now. Since the only thing i do for a living is talk. That would not have been cool. And i was thinking at the time. Well i i'm in a leadership position. I need to be able to talk to people that could be a problem. Also there's you can die. You know you can. They can just screw up and you can just paralyze you or they can kill you so as i'm talking to the doctor. Who was the best neurosurgeon in the milit- in the navy on the west coast at the time he was the really skilled guy and i you know he said so. You die you this. And that. And i said yeah you know what are the chances i mean what i said. How many how. Many sides are on that dice. Though said like ten thousand and he goes about two hundred. I said to myself. That's okay not exactly what i wanted to hear. But then i told him i said hey. Listen if i can if my friends can get hit with giant pieces of shrapnel flying through the air and live. I'm sure you would a scalpel on sterilized. Surgery table you can make this happen. And so i ended up choosing the frame and autumn me to go in through the back and the main reason why i chose it is because you can escalate from there i had room to maneuver right. I there was some place to go. If the fusion front fusion doesn't get the desired result. You're just stuck with no with with that. That's what you're stuck with so we don't want to paint ourselves into a corner. As far as i can tell i never wanna pay myself with. Do co. corner. I never wanna leave myself without any options. I don't want to dig in to a particular position. I want to be in a situation. That i can't get out of and this is why it's such a strange thing because that should be your attitude. As far as i'm concerned. I don't know i'm in my opinion. Your attitude should be. I don't want to be stuck in a position. She feel to feel wrong. If you're trapping yourself in a position which is weird because there's a counter to that. Which is you have to be super determined right you have to be. You have to be super determined
You're Going Somewhere. Are You Going Where You Want to Be Going?
"This is the jaakko underground podcast number. Four with echo. Charles in me jaakko willink good evening echo. Also joining us. Good deal dave good. Evening gave all right. Let's get into the topic of the day. So i know we. We recorded a podcast earlier today. About the marine corps document and Called competing and i of through some stuff at you today. Kind of the in that opening talking about this this leadership and influence continuum so i had neck issues my neck menaka had. I had a problem with my neck. I had woke up one day. This was years ago. I woke up one day and couldn't move. My right arm didn't move So so imagine that you wake up and you can't be right arm. Had some so mean went to the doctor and they started figuring out what to do. Because i had basically some problems in my neck that was causing friction on the nerves. That control my right arm. So i had to do some physical therapy in of and eventually it said they said you know you're gonna need to get surgery to fix this problem. Okay so They gave me basically two options. Well one option was. Don't get surgery in your the longer. It's in this condition the worst chance. It has of recovering. So that's not good but you can't do it if you don't wanna take any chances of getting surgery so the two options so one was called a frame anatomy which they go in through the back of your neck and they basically chip away at some bone and they give the they give some breathing room for your nerves. The other one they gave is the other option. They gave us get a fusion where they go off the front of your neck and they basically carve a bunch of bone out and then they fused your neck together so they can't move that one is considered to be the has has a superior result m- most of the time it's also the last. It's also the last resort. Also you can't escalate from there the other one if you let's say you got the frame and the one going through the back and it didn't go well. I didn't have the impact that you wanted to to have. Well then you could go well. It didn't really work the way i wanted to now. I wanna get the other one so you at least had one more option so as i considered this actually there was a. There's the you talk through the possible problems that you could have one of the problems and this was back in the day so one of the problems that you can have when you get a fusion going through the interior of your neck of the your neck when they're going in there they're close to your vocal cords and they can cut your vocal cords and you can't talk anymore which back then. It's kind of scary to think now. Since the only thing i do for a living is talk. That would not have been cool. And i was thinking at the time. Well i i'm in a leadership position. I need to be able to talk to people that could be a problem. Also there's you can die. You know you can. They can just screw up and you can just paralyze you or they can kill you so as i'm talking to the doctor. Who was the best neurosurgeon in the milit- in the navy on the west coast at the time he was the really skilled guy and i you know he said so. You die you this. And that. And i said yeah you know what are the chances i mean what i said. How many how. Many sides are on that dice. Though said like ten thousand and he goes about two hundred. I said to myself. That's okay not exactly what i wanted to hear. But then i told him i said hey. Listen if i can if my friends can get hit with giant pieces of shrapnel flying through the air and live. I'm sure you would a scalpel on sterilized. Surgery table you can make this happen. And so i ended up choosing the frame and autumn me to go in through the back and the main reason why i chose it is because you can escalate from there i had room to maneuver right. I there was some place to go. If the fusion front fusion doesn't get the desired result. You're just stuck with no with with that. That's what you're stuck with so we don't want to paint ourselves into a corner. As far as i can tell i never wanna pay myself with. Do co. corner. I never wanna leave myself without any options. I don't want to dig in to a particular position. I want to be in a situation. That i can't get out of and this is why it's such a strange thing because that should be your attitude. As far as i'm concerned. I don't know i'm in my opinion. Your attitude should be. I don't want to be stuck in a position. She feel to feel wrong. If you're trapping yourself in a position which is weird because there's a counter to that. Which is you have to be super determined right you have to be. You have to be super determined
"jaakko willink" Discussed on Conscious Millionaire Show ~ Business Coaching and Mentoring 6 Days a Week
"There's no sort of mysterious science to this. It really is just that number intimidates a lot of people and then once you hit it you kind of go. That was it. It's kind of like asking to girl to a dance in high school. It seems impossible. And then you do it and you go. Why was that so hard. That wasn't that hard. It's it's very very similar at least for me. So i want to sort of lift that burden off of the listeners or viewers shoulders right now and i want to concur because that's absolutely one of the biggest differences between people who get to the million and don't is changing their perception of who you are and perceiving yourself as a person who has a million dollars and that makes a big shift right there. What is a book that you'd like to recommend for all the entrepreneurs listening today. Sure i recommend extreme by jaakko willink. This is a really good book written by a navy seal. Who's a quite popular. Thought leader right now and it's about figuring out which parts of problems you can control so it's for example if somebody on your staff drops the ball on something yes. It's their fault but it's not only their fault. Maybe they shouldn't have been trusted with this and if you go. Why were you trusted with that. Oh well this person that trained me. They actually didn't teach me how to do. Xyz and you go okay. So it's their fault to but at the end of the line it's kind of like the buck stops with you. Just you accept responsibility but you look for the part. That is your responsibility. Even is tenuous as it might be even if it comes down to the only thing that that was my fault with. This was hiring this person. Well then that's the part of the equation that you can control in. This book is illustrated through a lot of war stories from his unit in iraq. And so it's really an interesting read and then on top of that you go okay in every failure. There's always some element of responsibility that comes to you and once you master that you can start to control you take control over problem looms instead of going. Well this idiot blewett. So it's not my fault and you can fix the actual problem instead of just complaining. Extreme ownership is the name of the book. Love that and again. We'll have that at conscious millionaire. Show dot com. you your. you're man. Who's always going to be climbing new summits. You're always going to be looking for something new..
"jaakko willink" Discussed on Between the Slides
"Podcast episode sixty four kickoff two thousand twenty one by winning the war within. What do i mean by winning the war within. Well i mean. Let's take this time to look at ourselves personally and professionally after that crazy year last year and see what we can do better. What can we do when our health. What can we do on our work and our families. All those kinds of things and the outline. I'm gonna use for that is the are the first four chapters which are four concepts of the book extreme ownership by jaakko lincoln life. Babba have mentioned that many times before they have great leadership principles and we will get into those here in a second highly recommend. That book is from two thousand fifteen. I got the first dish. Thank you again to my friend. Mike recommended that. Got me into the podcast and the book. Big difference in my life They have a bunch of other stuff too so when you go to amazon checkout extreme ownership you'll see the other books to the dichotomy of leadership Field manual whole bunch of other things so check out the product. Listen to the daca podcasts. Pretty awesome now for this outline. That's going to help us all win the war within is we kick into twenty twenty one. I'm going to follow the same process that doing the book. So what they do. Is they talk about an example to billy from combat or a navy seal training scenario. Then they're talking about the principle itself then they say how can use this in business so y break the mold. That's a great outline. It was ver- successful number one new york times bestseller all that good stuff and that's what i'm going to do so let's start with the first one which shouldn't be a surprise because it's extreme ownership right in in the example that they use in all reference you or send you to the youtube look up jaakko willink youtube tedtalk extreme ownership and you will see the best explanation of that which essentially in the combat example that he gibbs means. There was a blue on blue or friendly unfriendly. Good guy on good guy Fire incident when iraqi was killed. Couple seals were injured. Iraqis were injured. Everybody was shaking up. They didn't know each other. We're on the battlefield. Bad things happen right in business or in combat or somewhere and we know okay something the hammer is gonna come down on us right when mistakes are made and in combat and that situation explained someone died. Other people were injured. That's like the extreme version so in the tedtalk jogger talks about everybody's coming together leaderships coming in. Something's going to happen. Someone's gonna pay and they get into their right and the leaders asked the questions. Whose fault is this. And all has guide each one by one. I should have checked my sector. I should radioed in this. They all start taking that ownership right so his teams already. Doing it and jackie says no. It's not your fault it's not your fault and it's not your fault it's my fault. I'm the leader. I should have known where everybody was. I should have done all these things that say. Or i should have empowered. You're all to be able to do them. I own this right. Any talks about than owning everything in your life and how that mindset makes a huge difference so that mindset is the principal right. it's that.
"jaakko willink" Discussed on People, Process, Progress
"Podcast episode sixty four kickoff two thousand twenty one by winning the war within. What do i mean by winning the war within. Well i mean. Let's take this time to look at ourselves personally and professionally after that crazy year last year and see what we can do better. What can we do when our health. What can we do on our work and our families. All those kinds of things and the outline. I'm gonna use for that is the are the first four chapters which are four concepts of the book extreme ownership by jaakko lincoln life. Babba have mentioned that many times before they have great leadership principles and we will get into those here in a second highly recommend. That book is from two thousand fifteen. I got the first dish. Thank you again to my friend. Mike recommended that. Got me into the podcast. And the book the big difference in my life They have a bunch of other stuff too so when you go to amazon checkout extreme ownership you'll see the other books to the dichotomy of leadership Field manual whole bunch of other things so check out the product. Listen to the daca podcasts. Pretty awesome now for this outline. That's going to help us all win the war within is we kick into twenty twenty one. I'm going to follow the same process that doing the book. So what they do. Is they talk about an example to billy from combat or a navy seal training scenario. Then they're talking about the principle itself then they say how can use this in business so y break the mold. That's a great outline. It was ver- successful number one new york times bestseller all that good stuff and that's what i'm going to do so let's start with the first one which shouldn't be a surprise because it's extreme ownership right in in the example that they use in all reference you or send you to the youtube look up jaakko willink youtube tedtalk extreme ownership and you will see the best explanation of that which essentially in the combat example that he gibbs means. There was a blue on blue or friendly unfriendly. Good guy on good guy Fire incident when iraqi was killed. Couple seals were injured. Iraqis were injured. Everybody was shaking up. They didn't know each other. We're on the battlefield. Bad things happen right in business or in combat or somewhere and we know okay something the hammer is gonna come down on us right when mistakes are made and in combat and that situation explained someone died. Other people were injured. That's like the extreme version so in the tedtalk jogger talks about everybody's coming together leaderships coming in. Something's going to happen. Someone's gonna pay and they get into their right and the leaders asked the questions. Whose fault is this. And all has guide each one by one. I should have checked my sector. I should radioed in this. They all start taking that ownership right so his teams already. Doing it and jackie says no. It's not your fault it's not your fault and it's not your fault it's my fault. I'm the leader. I should have known where everybody was. I should have done all these things that say. Or i should have empowered. You're all to be able to do them. I own this right. Any talks about than owning everything in your life and how that mindset makes a huge difference so that mindset is the principal right. it's that.
The Ceiling You Can't Break Through is Made By You
"This is Jaakko podcast number two, fifty, three with Dave Burke and meet Jaakko willink. Good evening. Gave good evening. So. Last couple of podcast to fifty one with Leif Bob and two, fifty, two also day burke we're continuing to make our way through. This book right here guidelines for the leader and Commander by General Bruce Clark. Leif and I made it up to page thirteen. David I. Last time we made it up to page twenty eight. There's one hundred seventeen page book. Just almost impossible not to find lessons and say to yourself. I don't need to worry about that section right there. So the take these. Experiences from this. Leader Commander. and trying to play him and this this book was the guidebook. For my biggest mentor Colonel, David Hackworth. Author about-face. And there's so many threats. I just noticed that thread today or on the last podcast, the thread between General Clark and making the men stand to them being okay with it once they almost got overrun and Hackworth just there the threads just connected on that last podcast. So the threads keep getting connected. If, you want to see the threads of the way hackworth learn to lead. Which? In turn taught me how to lead they all tie right back, General Clark so that's we're doing. We're tracking these left lessons to their root cause to their route. To the source. And learning as we do it. So part three of guidelines for the leader and Commander by General Bruce. Clark. first-section section we get into today. One Chapter Five. The conduct of inspections? And I'll tell you there's as I was as I was parsing this book the first time I prepped for it I thought late and I we're GONNA get through half of it. And I thought Leith and I will do back to back podcast we'll be half, one podcast. So, we'd cover sixty or so pages, and then we do have we do come to him back to back. We made it through thirteen pages. So now as I'm reading it, I'm looking for like the breaking point where I can go. Okay. This is a good section this section today the the end of this section where to cover today is It's it's. It's freaking. Epic I'm I don't feel that we're around very often. So we'll get there but this this chapter five starts off with. The. Conduct of inspections and the first question is why inspect and then it says there is a saying in his nation does well, only those things the boss checks. This truism originated insofar as I am concerned from a speech that I heard made by vice president of one of our largest corporations this is not a new thought to anyone who has military experience because I have often heard it expressed as anything that has not been inspected has been neglected. I changed the way I said that word neglected, but it made it sound a lot better. So anything that has not been inspected has been neglected. If these things are true and I think they are it follows that anyone who has important position must be able to check in on or inspect the operations which he's responsible Leif when life saw this. I. Think I sent a picture of this delay because this is you know a line that I hear life say a lot. It's a line that he heard me say a lot and we always attributed to, Hackworth. We always attributed to Hackworth. And guess what it didn't come from ACWORTH. So how to inspect return about how to inspect civilians often think of a non commissioned officer and officer as a demon inspector. A demon. Inspector a good inspector is certainly not a demon but good inspectors are not plentiful in the army or out of it however, to be a successful non commission officer or a successful officer wants to be a competent inspector. This quality cannot be attained without a considerable amount of study planning and practice now. This is interesting because. I wasn't sure how much of this section to cover because. Inspections are not something that I utilize to any great extent as a leader. When I was a leader I didn't inspections was not one of my big tools. And so I thought well, you know. We'll talk about it. You certainly have to inspect things and I get that and that's why I would say that Hey, an organization does well, the boss checks. I've said that many times and I believe it but also. I believe that if I have to inspect you that means I'm doing something wrong somewhere else you know what I'm saying like if I've got it if my Gig I've to inspect you. That means I'm making some other kind of mistake somewhere because. Should I have to inspect your weapon is ready. Should I have to inspect that you've prepared for an operation I have to inspect that you've done the work that you're supposed to I shouldn't have to inspect if I've led correctly. Then You know why you're doing what you're doing, and therefore you don't really need to get inspected because you understand the why you make things happen. So I've always had that attitude. It's been very successful for me. So I wasn't sure how was sure how much I was going to get into this whole inspection mode because what I don't want to do is create a bunch of leaders that are going out there becoming these inspection. Happy. Dig Down How come and inspect you use funny with my kids. A belief the. Whenever my wife's not around my kids are they have to do everything right? And so I'll say are you what time will you be ready for inspection? They just get so they know what that means I'm going to inspect I'm going to inspect any better squared away so. I didn't want to create I. Don't want to pass on this. This idea that hey, gotta be Inspection Inspection Freak.
Guidelines for the Leader and Commander
"Is Jaakko podcast number two, fifty two. With Dave Burke and me Jaakko willink good evening. Dave. Good Evening Echo Charles is taking care of some other business. On the last podcast. Number two, fifty, one with Leif and we started getting into the book guidelines for the leader and Commander by General Bruce Clark but we only made it thirteen pages in two and a half hours, and it's one hundred, seventeen page book. To, recap a little bit, this is a book that I searched for for over a decade I originally heard about this book in my favorite book, which is called about face by colonel. David Hackworth. Finally, found a copy a month and a half ago. and. So here we are just a little background once again on General Bruce. Kark. World War One. World War Two Korea enlisted in one thousand, nine hundred and up going to west point colonel in World War Two. Then a general commanded the Fourth Armored Division in Patents Third Army. Battle the Bulge Distinguished Service Cross three silver stars forty five years. Of Service? And then spend a bunch of time not only leading troops but also training troops or overseeing training commands so. Awesome Career Hackworth talked about him glowingly in the book about face and That's where that's where the star took me a long time to find this book. Who did somebody texted me about it. And said, it was the white whale. that. It was definitely hard for me find this book, but we have it and that's it. That's what we're GonNa do where do you go back into this book? So here we go back into guidelines for the leader and commander by Bruce General Bruce C Clarke. This section starts off with administration some thoughts for the commander. And he says inflammation, I would like to point out the close. Interrelationship between training programs. And Sound. Overall management. So this is something you know when you're that young gung-ho leader. That just thinks, hey, where you're operate whatever that operation is whether it's shooting machine guns or whether that's out selling things or making things and you think, Hey, I'm I'm on the front lines I'm going to make things happen and you think all the administrative stuff you shouldn't have to worry about. That's not me. And I know many individuals that are like that I know one individual in particular like that whose name is Jaakko. 'cause I was definitely like that. Many commanders. I should say I. was like that when I was younger because I absolutely I realize this and you can hear. We'll talk about the paperwork drills that we had to do and how. Life. Came to me. We shouldn't have to do this stuff and I said Oh we're going to do it and we do a better than anybody else. So I figured this out but it is it is definitely a learning moment that people have and so why not learn it right now many commanders are defeated by poor administration. Imagine that just that statement many commanders are defeated by poor administration not defeated because they were tactically unsound not defeated because they made bad decisions not defeated because they couldn't come up with a good plan they fail because their administrative losers. Without. Sound Administration at Commander CanNot Succeed in his training and maintenance programs. Good. Administration is nothing more than applied common sense. I'm including here a number of items that may well be considered a checklist of indicators of sound. Administration. Number. One. Importance of time. The principal coordinating device in the army is time. Learn the proper time space factors. So you can be on time and make reasonable demands of your subordinates. So. So that's number one by the way, which is probably why you hear a lot of talk about time management. Just think about the idea that the first thing he's GonNa say is time this is someone who clearly understands that have all the resources in the world that we have. That's the one that matters the most because we just can't produce more of. I was GONNA say it's the it's the one that matters the most and it's the absolute one that we have the least control much control. You have time you zero you cannot stop it. You cannot bring it back. You gotta say the power curve. I hate that fewing. I hate that feeling and let me tell you what. I realized this a while back. So when you go to the airport if you show up at the airport late. In now look TSA doesn't care that you're late the baggage handler doesn't care that you're late the uber driver does not care what time your planes leaving they're they're doing what they're doing, and so what that does is it takes you have no control. Over that time once it started to commence, what do you have control over going to the airport a little bit earlier? That's all. That's all not that big of a deal. Go to the airport a little earlier, and you won't have to worry about TSA. You won't have to worry about baggage you won't have to worry about. How long it takes for the Uber driver or the left let's give proper. Credit or lift driver to show up and bring you to the airport. Not so so how'd you get control? You can't control time once it's unfolding you can't bring it back you have to you have to plan for appropriately. And there's a there's a sense of urgency and I have a pretty good sense of urgency and you you may have may or may not I know like at the monster especially the earlier musters when we weren't. When the backside wasn't quite the well oiled machine that it is now certainly as a well oiled machine now the early musters do. Not a Well oiled machine. So on the on the front side, people would know that when Leith and I were walking out on stage at eight o'clock in the morning, we had two hours sleep because we had to do whatever we had to do behind the scenes and that's just the way it was. I can feel I can feel. When the shortage of time in fact, I think I feel the shortage of time every single day single waking minute.
What's Your Story
"This is the Jaakko unraveling podcast episode nine with Daryl Cooper and me Jaakko, willink. So. Last time we were talking about. The stories that we tell ourselves and then how We get stories in groups in those start to expand in those start to unify people together. And it seems that we have an instinct towards. Some level of those. Stories unifying us to a point to where we start to drift into just straight tribalism. And then we actually use those stories and change those stories. As a tool to strengthen our tribes even more. And I know you had some some interesting stories, slash myths. That that that kind of represent that very well throughout history we've seen this it's it's it's tapping into. A basic. A basic way that our mind structures reality for us right I mean if you think about. How you teach. The youngest children something if you need to teach them something, you need him to tie their shoes right? How you GonNa do that through imitation you're gonNA show them do what I do. Right that's the same thing that like chimpanzees how they teach their children things. As they get a little bit older was the next way that you're going to teach them stuff probably maybe by like five six, seven years old you're GonNa Start Teaching them basic things about what a good person behaves like whatever you're GonNa do it through stories right? That's like the next level up. It's like later on down the road, you can start talking about kind of concepts right? You can start teaching them. Teaching somebody things in terms of you know instead of telling you a story about prince charming and this is how a man should treat a woman. You're going to learn through this story and internalized that maybe later on, we can say this is the essence of love and how love operates and Blah Blah Blah but stories narrative is how we how we structure reality and understand things and very, very profound way. Yeah. I've written a bunch of books. The two of the leadership books that I've written actually all three of the leadership books that have written are. Heavily based on stories stories from combat and then stories from the civilian sector. And and obviously people the feedback I get all the time and we have the principles written in there in extreme ownership in their leadership. We write the principal clearly in there. Hey, this is called covered move. This is what it means. But people never say Oh, thanks for spelling out the principal for me. They say Oh love the way you guys told the story in that I could see it. So yeah, this is not just something that we do for kids I mean the. With US sticks with US forever, and it's such a great way to to get your point across much more powerful way and for certain things, it's the only way. Right I. Mean. There's just like you're not gonNA tell somebody breakdown into philosophical concepts had a tie your shoes. You just got shown him and tell him i. do there are certain things that? You just have to use a story. That's the only thing that's really going to serve that purpose and elucidating the principles we are really doing there is saying, okay, you know all those stories this one, I just told you in the book. Yeah. But all those other ones you've always heard and there's that there's that thing that the leaders are doing something. This is what it is right and so you're drawing out that communality and those stories by stating the principles. interesting when you said. These you actually brought it up perfectly in my mind. When you said these stories, we tell ourselves can be unifying, and then that same story can become like a divisive type of tribalism right and it reminded me of this this book. call. It's book about the. Rwandan. Genocide by Philip Gourevich who also wrote a really powerful book on Abu Ghraib actually it's very, very You, know? Eric. Weinstein. Actually knows that guy believe he's married to a friend of their family and if at all possible I think it'd be a great guy for you to talk to certainly possible. Just incredibly, morally sensitive writer just a very, very interesting guy anyway, and so in this book about the Rwandan genocide, what's it called we wish to inform you that tomorrow will be killed with our families. I have that one I haven't done it yet. Man I I did Michetti season was kind of. All right. There's one there's one more maybe it's that one life life laid bare? Probably switching is by the same guy who wrote. Interviews the victims brutal. It's as brutal as you think. Yeah. and. So in this book, we wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families Goes through when it's just harrowing book as You can imagine at the end of it. He relates this story. That took place. As the genocide was winding down I believe in this girl's school in Rwanda. Some of the entire homeway militias were still running around the rebels had come back and we're pushing back against him, but this was still ongoing. And a bunch of them came into this girl school. And we're trying to figure out who are the Tuzi. So we can kill them all. And they were telling him you know who to girls on one side tootsie girls to the others and on the other side and either girl he's a grade school girls. They refuse to separate themselves out from the Tuzi girls in so that they could know who they were, and one of the girls said that there are no who Tuzi here. There are only Rwandans here. And a lot of them died they all the killed, all of them rather than kill none of them and eventually somebody came broke it up, but a lot of them died. And if you think of that like Whoa okay That's something that in a lot of context were told is a dirty word that's nationalism right I mean that's what it is. Nationalism in the United States is what got Irish people and Italian people in German people to say Oh Germany's attacking people in Europe. We gotta get together and go over there and stop them right. Very unifying thing. That same force is what got Germany to start the fight in the first place. And so identity is a very interesting thing because you go up above the blood level. And everything after the blood level is a story. That's what it is right and you need a story to keep it together. You look at a place like United States we need a story more than anybody.
Knowing What Leads to Victory
"This is Jaakko podcast number to forty five with Echo Charles in me Jaakko willink good evening Echo vide-. Also joining tonight is Dave Burke leaving dave good evening. Did you make it to the status of Honorary Co host. Yes No. As thinking, we're getting their people want to know why they call him a good deal Dave. This. The fact that we've been talking about this is why check back again tonight with more combat lessons from the. From the document called combat lessons. Document written in the throes of World War Two and what they were doing interviewing. Frontline leaders and front line troops. Fact. The subtitle is rank and file in combat what they're doing and how they're doing. We've covered to these so far, and this is the third one. And you know sometimes I, think you know, I mean, we kinda get the idea right and I'll start thumbing s I started thumbing through. This one is you know do we really need to cover another one of these? So I started coming through it and you start reading these things. And I can't put it down and I'm still learning and so. I figure if I'm learning, we can all learn. Why why try to hold back from the people? No reason. We can get right into it. So here, this combat lessons. Volume Three. and. We've done to these so far actually I forget what number podcast they are, but we've covered to these volumes is the third volume. And this is what all the volume start off with this. The paramount combat lesson learned from every operation is the vital importance of leadership. which is really an interesting thing that we say. Every single time we talk to people are equipment or supply, and above are all men and above all our men are splendid. Aggressive and determined leadership is the priceless factor which inspires a command and upon which all success in battle depends. It is responsible for success or failure. And that is. July third, nineteen, forty, four. Starts. Off just jumping right into leadership command need for leadership comments received from all active theatres continue to emphasize the need for competent and aggressive leaders. This is especially true as regards junior officers and noncommissioned officers. Who tended General Courtney Hodges who observed operations in? North Africa and Italy stated. Before, I even get to that. Why is it? So why is it just so awesome? That they're just pointing out over and over and over again in each one of these volumes that leadership is the most important thing on the battlefield. And yet. We. Work with companies. That have no leadership training for their people. Until Axel Homefront shows up and then I guess they do. But it's bizarre. that. It's bizarre that it is so hard. What makes it? What what day? What makes it so hard to see? That leadership is the most important thing. What do you think makes it so hard to say I. Stumped. Good. Yeah. There's a couple of things I. I don't think people. Realize how impactful leadership is almost convinced themselves that hey, are what we can do is. We bring people with these skills or are our software, Sweden. They get. So wrapped up in all these other components they lose sight of the fact that this thing intangible thing that you can't really track with the with the spreadsheet they lose sight of how important it is and I think the other part that we've seen a lot now is. People lose sight of how often you have to keep addressing leadership, and so they think it's sometimes eight. No I understand what a good leadership and they think they are applying it but they don't realize that. Hey, I've gotta keep addressing this over and over and over again and they lose sight of not just how important. But also how important is how hard it is to sustain it and we come work with companies. The more we work with them and the long work of them. The more they want to keep doing and they realize man had I had no idea how long this journey was going to be. But the ones that figured out. To. They. They. They elevate quickly they so good so fast when they make it a priority. The first thing that you said. You are defacto not detached when you're inside of a company your firefighting day to day, you're trying to figure out what the next quarter is going to be. You're trying to figure out what's going on with the sales team. So you're in it and so you you start to lose track of the fact that this is this is. All about leadership. Yeah. So that happens and that's why when we come in with a company. We can immediately see because we are detached.
interview With Marine Gunnery Sgt. Justin LeHew
"This is Jaakko podcast number two, forty, two with Echo Charles and me Jaakko willink. Good Evening Echo, meet evening. The president of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross. To Gunnery Sergeant Justin de la Hugh. United States Marine Corps. For extraordinary heroism. As Amphitheater Assault Platoon Sergeant Company a First Battalion Second Marines. Task Force. Tarawa. I Marine Expeditionary Force in support of operation. Iraqi Freedom. On Twenty three and twenty, four. March two, thousand, three. As regimental combat to attack north towards on Nasariyah Iraq lead elements of the battalion came under heavy enemy fire. When the beleaguered United States Army Five, hundred seventh maintenance company convoy was spotted in the distance. Gunnery Sergeant La Hugh and his crew were dispatched to rescue the soldiers. Under constant enemy fire. He led the rescue team to the soldiers. With total disregard for his own welfare he assisted the evacuation effort of four soldiers, two of whom were critically wounded. While still receiving enemy fire, he climbed back into his vehicle and immediately began suppressing enemy infantry. During, the subsequent. Company attack on the Eastern Bridge over the afraid he's river gunnery sergeant. Hugh continuously exposed himself to withering enemy fire during the three hour urban firefight. His courageous battlefield presence inspired Marines to fight a determined foe that allowed him to physician his platoon's heavy machine-guns to repel numerous waves of attackers. In the midst of the battle and amphibious assault vehicle was destroyed, killing or wounding all its occupants gunnery sergeant La- hugh immediately move to recover the nine Marines. He again exposed himself to a barrage of fire as he worked for nearly an hour recovering casualties from the wreckage. By his. Display of decisive leadership unlimited courage in the face of heavy enemy fire. And utmost devotion to duty. Gunnery Sergeant La- Hugh reflected great credit upon himself. And upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps. And the United States. Naval Service. And That is. A. Citation. About. One episode. In one marine's life. And it doesn't explain everything in that marines life nor does it explain everything about the Marine Corps? But. It does give eight? Glimpse. into. What Marines do? and. What are American servicemen are capable of, but it's only a glimpse. And you know these these citations. Throughout the military when you when you go to different military bases, not been too many many military bases around the country around the world, these these citations of heroic wards. oftentimes, they're they're posted in various places around the based on on the walls in the classrooms on quarter decks. and. Throughout my career starting as a young. Young. Kid I would stop. And I would read through these. These citations and I would always wish to myself. I would always wish that I could meet these men. And I could talk to them. And I could learn from them and I could see what they were. What they were really like. And with that in mind. It is an absolute honor today to have that opportunity as. Sergeant major retired Justin La- hugh is. Joining us. To share the experiences that he had and the lessons that he learned. In his service in his life. Justin. Honor to have year. Thanks for coming out. It's honored to be here with you today Jaakko and you, etc.. I Um. Every every time I get to talk to somebody and just learn from their experiences and man I've had the opportunity in a we were talking a little bit about this. You know the the opportunity, some of the people that have come on this podcast just unbelievable to to capture their lessons from guys that were on Tarawa e Jima. And just incredible and it's an honor for me to sit here and and be able to. Capture some of these lessons for for people not just not just soldiers not just marines. But just people. So, that we can learn from. Let's. Let's start at the beginning. What started let's start at where you came from. So you were born in. Columbus Grove Ohio is that right Columbus, Ohio small little farm community, but two thousand people. Think it's been upper down of one hundred over the past one hundred years does up there. Kinda was like any Norman Rockwell painting that you would ever say and it was a great place to grow up when I was younger, it was a play she didn't lock your doors. It was a place where parents told you to be in by the time the street lights came on. I truly was like the fabric of America You grew up playing Little League Baseball Pony League Baseball You grew up knowing every kid in the two schools that were in town because it was kind of like a little Northern Ireland it was either Protestants and Catholics wasn't anything else. It was kind of those two choices and for grades one through eight there was the Catholic school that was on the other side of the railroad tracks, and then there was the public school and then you knew by sports and buy. Your neighbors you knew everybody and it didn't matter if it was K. through twelve, you knew the kindergarteners because you were school with their brothers and sisters. It was a really tight very hard working community
The Unravelling 4: War Party
"This is the Jaakko on Raveling podcast episode four. With Daryl, Cooper and me, Jaakko willink. And, we're about to pick up the thread. Of JAAKKO GOING TO WAR I WanNa read something from. Tom ricks book fiasco early part from the earliest part of the invasion because I want to give people an idea of. The fire. You were jumping into in September, October. Two thousand three, so the war started in March. and. The conventional forces the Iraqis the resistance in the cities. Is precisely the match for the US military that you think it is, and we burn through them and. The Third Infantry Division gets up into Baghdad quick. They take the airport they make their thunder runs through the city, and the regime collapses very rapidly. That's in March early April. And this passage is. Referring, to appear now April into May. Quote. Baghdad was falling apart in front of the eyes of the US military with buildings, being looted and parents afraid to let their children outside, but no one had orders to do anything about it. Looking back several years later, Colonel Colonel Allan King the head of Civil Affairs for three ID spoke of April, two thousand, three with slow chilled tone of horror and his voice. I got to Baghdad was told. You've got twenty four hours to come up with a phase four plan. On the night of April eight Colonel John Sterling Chief of staff of three ID came to me, and said I just got off the phone with the court chief of staff, and I asked him for the reconstruction plan, and he said there isn't one so you've got twenty four hours to come up with one. King was stunned. He had been asking for months for just such a plan and had been told that when the time came, he would be given it. Lacking clear orders about what to do once. In Baghdad, the Third Infantry Division more or less stayed in place in the capital. You didn't find many dismounted patrols with three ID recalled J. Garner a retired army general, not one to lightly criticize his old peers. Kind of stayed with their platforms. That is their. And Bradley Fighting Vehicles. On April. Sixth Lieutenant Douglas Hoyt a platoon leader with three. Id saw looters for the first time. I remembered looking through the sights on my tank at people and trying to determine if they were hostile or not, he recalled later. He didn't stop them. It was not our mission at the time. The divisions official actor Action Review. States that. It had no orders to do anything else. Quote. Third Infantry Division transitioned into phase four SASSO. That's a security and stability ops with no plan from higher H. Q. IT reported. There was no guidance for restoring order in Baghdad creating an interim government, hiring government and essential services, employees, and ensuring that the judicial system was operational. The result was. A power and authority vacuum created by our failure to immediately replace key government institutions. The president announced that our national goal was regime change. This is still reading from the thirty report. That our national goal was regime change yet. There was no timely plan prepared for the obvious consequences of regime change. As a matter of law and fact, the United States is an occupying power in Iraq even if we characterize ourselves as liberators. Because of the refusal to acknowledge our occupier, status commanders did not initially take measures available to occupying powers such as imposing curfews, directing civilians to return to work and controlling the local government in populous. The failure to act after we displaced the regime creating a power vacuum, which others immediately tried to fill. Now. I. Know that War is very confusing. Thing and nobody has a plan after the first punch thrown the fight. There were. Some decisions made in the earliest days of this war that I find pretty inexplicable specifically because they went against the advice of the military and the intelligence establishment, and they were made seemingly for ideological and political. L. Paul Bremmer he was the civilian who was. Sent over to head the Coalition Provisional Authority the CPA the civilian authority structure in Iraq.
TACTICS. Leadership Strategy and Tactics Review. Pt 2. with Dave Berke
"This is Jaakko podcast number. Two eleven with Echo Charles and me Jaakko willink echo good evening and also joining joining us again is day burke. Good Evening Dave. Good evening and we are going to roll right back into the book leadership strategy and Tactics because we only made it halfway through on the first attempt so the first part that we did make it through was called strategy does the strategy apart and now we are getting into the tactics. Pardon section one part two section one and it starts off with this section right here becoming a leader how to succeed is a new leader. Once you've been selected as a leader. It is time to lead. What is the best way to do this? Like many things starting off on the right foot is simple but not easy. Here are some fundamental rules to keep in mind as you take command one be humble. It is an honor to be in a leadership position. Your team is counting on you to make the right decisions to don't act like you know everything you don't. The team knows that ask smart questions. Three listen ask for advice and heat it. Four treat people with respect regardless of rank. Everyone is a human being and plays an important role in the team. Treat them that way. Take care of your people and they will take care of you. Five take ownership of failures and mistakes six past credit for success up and down the chain of command seven work hard as the leader. You should be working harder than anyone else on the team. No job is beneath you. Eight have integrity. Do what you say. Say what you do. Don't lie up or down. The chain of command. Nine be balanced extreme actions actions and opinions are usually not good ten be decisive when it is time to make a decision make one eleven Build relationships that is your main goal is a leader. A team is a group of people who have relationships and trust one another otherwise it is just a disconnected incoherent cluster of people twelve lastly. Get the job done. That is the purpose of a leader to lead a team in accomplishing a mission. If you don't accomplish the mission you fail as a leader performance counts. These are straightforward rules. They they make sense on paper but they can be hard to remember implement Innate Leadership Environment Review them often look at them in the morning before meetings and when you are about to make things happen review them before you go to sleep at night soon they will become second nature but if you find yourself struggling pause reread these roles and ensure here at the you are following them so there you go straight forward because how many times has has this question come to me just took over a team just starting just got promoted it comes over and over and over and over again so these these are very simple very straight workforce to to abide by review them often no joke. 'cause guarantee you of that list at any given time you're not doing something on that list and you remind yourself what did you need to do to be successful leader and in you know what's interesting even as you say that Dave it's like yeah this is like oh I'm talking to the new guys right. I'm talking to someone that hasn't been in a leadership leaders position I'm talking to someone that's just about takeover and when when you're saying that I'm thinking but yeah he's right not just about the new is right about me one hundred percent right about me so yeah. This is becoming a leader but you might WanNa just take a look at these from time to time and see where you're at