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"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

01:36 min | 6 months ago

"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

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"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

02:25 min | 6 months ago

"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

"What the favorite book of his that he wrote was and he said it's the next book i'm going to write and i thought that was just an incredible attitude. And then as you mentioned colin powell who unfortunately passed away a about a week and a half ago. What would a great leader. He was and he talked about optimism. Being a force multiplier to said. I the way i define. Optimism is a leader b believing and convincing those they lead. That tomorrow is going to be better than today. But that doesn't just come with saying that the leader has to put together an action plan. That's believed by the followers so they truly believe we're on a path to make tomorrow better than today. No it's not just about saying it about having a plan to get there and and i think that's the difference between A leader what rose colored glasses on a leader who could set a an a path forward. That's believable to their followers. So you could have success and whatever team. You're leading and colin powell is right when he said optimism is is a force multiplier. That's beautiful Let's move to section three resilience and chapter. Thirty two is called spiritual fitness. And you have a story that. I laughed out loud and i think my wife thought i was crazy because i laughed so hard about about a brigade is september two thousand five ramadi iraq brigade and you had a brigade chaplain and you had a little story. Why don't we talk about that. And that story and resilience and spiritual fitness. Yeah i think the story you're referring to is is we. I was out there. You know doing battlefield circulation armored humvee with with a few other up armored humvees In my personal security attachment and i had the chaplain my brigade chaplain riding with me. In the humvee that that day and we go out to see a unit and we we go through the city of ramadi and the re people out there and seem things seem somewhat normal for as normal as could appear to be in ramadi in two thousand and five and then on the way back to our forward operating base.

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"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

03:45 min | 6 months ago

"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

"Now you know if the military veteran you know. They had a purpose while serving in the military and they might come out. it might be retired. They might've been medically retired or just left the military and now they're struggling. Perhaps with what their purpose is now that they're no longer serving in uniform. And i think the more we could work with veterans to and what they're looking for is not a handout. They're looking for a hand up and and help them find their purpose. I think that's so important. And same with leadership leaders have to help their followers understand. What the over arching purpose of their unit their organization their team is. I remember when i was over in iraq. You know commanding five thousand soldiers marines of every day could feel like groundhog day in a way you know tremendous amount of of various attacks very volatile dangerous situation and i was really clear whenever i would talk to soldiers and marines to help them understand what our purpose was. What i believed our purpose was that i would share with them. I believed our purpose when we were conducting those combat operations in iraq. And i would tell them. That's the reason we're here putting our own lives at risk. The reason your buddies are putting their lives at risk and some of them have been killed is to keep our families and friends in america. Safer back home and to me. That was the overarching purpose of. Why were there. And i tried to convey that to dote those that i lead. I think if leaders could help convey that overarching purpose to those that they're leading within their organization. It it it. It helps people embrace something larger than themselves. And i think that's very important. Well it is important and it's important for a first of all twenty two veterans commit suicide. Today is what we knew on average and there's a tragic number and part of an excuse me for saying this but part it is. I just don't feel like we do a good job. Once we take them out of the field helping them transition into into some sort of civilian life where they do have a purpose and that they do have a place where they understand that there needed wanted and that they have a lot of skills and opportunity to give. I had the fortune in privileged to work with a number of our young men and women who served and help them try to find another career after after they've served and i just believe that we could do a better job helping them find that purpose. i believe. if you're somebody there are places people just gonna occurred you to volunteer that you can just help. People like these veterans to help them find a place. Because you don't know what kind of service. But i'm also going to say this about people who retire retire meant is if you do not have a purpose after retirement. You will die quickly. And that's just a fact. I'm speaking now's the psychological professional. That's the reason why and we have to find that purpose and that's absolutely critically important. Matter of fact. You have a quote from colin powell. Who famously said. Optimism is a force multiplier and it is absolutely true that when we have purpose that provides some optimism and if we can apply that purpose with passion and optimism. We were become unstoppable force in as you talk about peter drucker. Who was i guess he was near ninety was still thinking about you know what his next book was going to be. And i think that's critical. Yeah Yeah i think when peter drucker was in his nineties somebody asked him what his what..

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"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

02:46 min | 6 months ago

"john gronski" 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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"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

05:06 min | 6 months ago

"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

"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..

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"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

06:37 min | 6 months ago

"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

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

A New Direction

06:37 min | 6 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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"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

04:13 min | 6 months ago

"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

"Physical mental emotional and then there's a spiritual peace to that's connected as well and that's what makes this book really really special by the way bailed amazon bookstores near you in all formats in chapter six. I want to talk about what leadership is all about. And you start with a quote at the beginning of chapter and this comes from the infantry journal forty eight says no man as leader until his appointment is ratified in the minds and hearts of his men and you have a leadership lesson by Marine my name of michael burkhardt. And i would love it if you would share that story and explain what leadership is really all about. And this is a great inspiring story. And i'll i'll try to be as brief as i could But Bottom line september nineteenth two thousand and five ramadi iraq. I was a brigade commander. There and i had one of our lieutenants conducting a amounted. Patrolling with his patrol. It had four up. Armored humvees and upper arm become visa wheeled armored combat vehicle and as he was conducting this patrol he began to get small arms fire from insurgents near railroad bed. And this lieutenant. His name was lieutenant duly. He began to Maneuver his four up. Armored humvees toward that insurgent positions so they could make contact with him and destroy them and as he was maneuvering in his up. Armored humvee a roadside bomb subsurface roadside bomb detonated underneath us. Humvee instantly killing lieutenant dueling two soldiers in that humvee with them sergeant egan from the philadelphia area and.

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"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

04:22 min | 6 months ago

"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

"It's kind of like it just it adds flavor right. It's your core values. Add flavor to. Whatever you're doing. I and i thought that was fantastic and i was like. Oh that's pretty cool. I don't know if he did it intentionally. I guess is it kind of worked out that way but that that's really really awesome. Yeah yeah it kinda worked out. Nicely anna god just directed me that way and and But again. I tried to make decisions based on those values and live by those values so i mine is vapor okay yeah vulnerability authenticity passion optimism and resilient. I love it. I just feel like those are the five things for me that i have to live by. Yeah yeah and and and see. That's the point. Jay is understanding. What your what your core values is a very personal journey. You have to go online so for those listening for those listening who haven't gone on that journey. I certainly encourage no matter what age you are to go on that journey and really think long and hard about what are those three to five values. That are important you. Yeah and by the way it didn't come out vapor that the way it started because my very first one was authenticity. Because i just such a i just believe that being authentically who you are and who you were created to be is absolutely fundamentally important and i believe that passion if you don't do things with passion you're not really living out your purpose. Yeah right. I mean so it. Didn't it didn't start out vapor probably like it didn't start out spikes for you. I think that's my point. Here is that we came out and then all of a sudden. I put the mixed the letters up. Oh expelled paper. Which by the way. It's kind of cool. So i was like that was kind of howard you i live in. North carolina and coach k. Is not always the most popular person in north carolina because we have three schools. Right where. I live here in the research triangle park nc state north university of north carolina and duke. Of course. but you talked. You had an interview with him. I guess and he talked about.

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"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

04:05 min | 6 months ago

"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

"And if you're just tuning into the show first of all thank you. Thank you to everybody out there. Who's tuning in and watching and listening all the varieties different ways and also wanna take the radio stations. That are carrying the show across the united states. And we just appreciate you. Tell your till your program director of the radio station that you listen to me and we really loved the show and we want hear more because we would love to do that for you and so thank you and also if you're listening podcast regardless of podcast listening to which you give us a like give us five stars and why don't you give us a positive review right because that helps us out a bunch. So thank you for doing that. Let's let's talk. Let's jump to chapter four characters foundation of leadership. You said that earlier but let's talk about character because it is something that we i. You're not just born with it. I mean we can always be working on her character right absolutely right so i mean why. Why is this the foundation for you when it comes to leadership. Yup first of all i want to say this j that none of our none of us are saints. Who was a perfect man. Live two thousand years ago right and you talk about character now in then you. I've had failings. Everybody has failings everybody has sinned. So i'm not talking about being a perfect person. But i'm talking about understanding what your own personal core values are and you know organizations have values and i think if you're an organization that has organizational values and your part of the leadership team there when you're making a business decision or an an organizational decision. You need to take a look at what those organizational values are and factor those values into your decision making process. You know how many business leaders really do that. And when it comes to making personal decisions i believe. Everybody asked to go on an introspective journey and really decide. What are their three to five personal core. Your back is against. The wall ordered a values. You're really going to stand for. And i remember when i was in my mid twenties. I was at a dinner. I was listening to a speaker and it was a great speaker. She was talking about her personal core values and how those personal core values helped her become a success in business and as i was driving home from that dinner again. You know twenty five twenty. Six years old. I was sending myself. Wow that was inspiring. And then i thought if anybody asked me what my personal core values where would i be you know. Rattle them off three to five things. And i thought no i wouldn't be able to and so. I went on an introspective journey. Took me about six months really thought long and hard about what my personal core values were and i developed them and they turned out to be service. Persistence integrity commitment and energy. And i try to live my life that way. And when i make personal decisions i try to factor those values into personal decisions. I make so the point is if you as an individual haven't thought long and hard about what your personal core values are how you ever gonna factor them into your decision making process when making personal decisions. And i think if we keep those values of as something orientation we could live a better life from a personal perspective and also from from a business perspective by the way. I live your values that it's an acronym for spice. Exactly i i mean. It wasn't intentional. I get it. I get it but it's kind of like because it's kind of like the spice of life being it's kind of like it just it adds flavor right. It's your core values. Add flavor to. Whatever you're doing. I and i thought that was fantastic and i was like. Oh that's pretty cool..

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"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

02:07 min | 6 months ago

"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

"Sometimes i kind of neglect the see. What's on your mind. And what your suggestions or recommendations are so again by leaving your comfort zone means engaging people who are who are different than you to hear what those ideas are and then another element of vulnerability that i like to talk about is leaders having to courage to ask their followers with their opinions are with their recommendations are because if i'm a leader and i'm going to ask one of my followers with the you think how do you think we should handle this. I'm actually telling them that. Hey although. I'm the leader. I don't have all the answers. So you have to allow yourself to be vulnerable as a leader to let your followers know that. I don't have all the answers you know. I'm your leader. But you may be smarter than me in this particular area. And i wanna hear what you have to say. And then the third element of vulnerability is i believe. Leaders need allow themselves to be vulnerable by sharing stories with their followers. But what kind of stories. The stories leaders need to share with their followers are about the time that leader has taken a swing with the bat but missed the time. That leader has made a mistake. The time that leader has tried something and they failed at. Because you know when we're in a leadership position a lot of times are followers thinks that everything we touched turned to gold the man. I'm the leader. So you know that guy is a leader so they probably never made a mistake and we know who has leaders j. that nothing could be farther from the truth. We've all made mistakes so by leader allowing themselves to be vulnerable. The share those stories about mistakes. They've made him fillings. They've had with their followers. Your inspiring your followers to know that. Hey if they make a mistake they could. They could bounce ford from that you know. It's not the end of the world and you could get over that because we all make mistakes we all face adversity and.

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"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

05:15 min | 6 months ago

"john gronski" 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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"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

05:26 min | 6 months ago

"john gronski" 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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"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

A New Direction

03:58 min | 6 months ago

"john gronski" Discussed on A New Direction

"Now. You have two numbers. Third number is the emotional training. We're we've been an emotional training by the we generally and emotional training every day but the last couple years during the pandemic we have been in some severe emotional training right. Daniel goldman great psychologist. Who talked about emotional intelligence. You could go on and on and on about emotional tounge We're going to break it down to just two areas i is. How were you able to control your emotions under pressure and stress and under fire right. That's the first one. The second one is how will you able to understand tap into the emotions of others. Now let me just say something. Because general gronkowski says something in the book. That really struck me about that. And i don't talk about it. When i talk about this but you know the truth is it would be very difficult to understand the emotions someone else if you really are not aware of your own emotions and if you not emotionally aware how can you expect to really be aware of someone else's emotions so we need to really tap into that so if you talk about your training emotionally. What number would you give yourself all right. And then the fourth area is the spiritual area and people. I'm not spiritual moral spiritual right. We really are. You know the truth of the matter is when things go bad we will run to something in order to try to relieve it and whatever that thing is we run too. That's our god and generally if you don't have yourself hooked up right those things go bad right. So what brings you back to place of. Centeredness what brings you back to place of peaks in the midst of chaos is. It is it. God is it. Meditation is yoga. General garage talks about prayer and meditation. Maybe some positive psychology. What brings you back to a state of centeredness and peace..

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"john gronski" Discussed on The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

02:24 min | 9 months ago

"john gronski" Discussed on The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

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"john gronski" Discussed on The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

05:59 min | 9 months ago

"john gronski" 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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"john gronski" Discussed on The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

04:14 min | 9 months ago

"john gronski" Discussed on The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

"No one out there listening is red eye horley recommended and if you like the sound kinda hate voice. He does his own book on audible and he does a great job even acting out a book rarely rarely do your book being read and acted at the same time and he pulled it off so the question. I wanted to look through like when you started looking back at that lens. And i think maybe you hinted at it when maybe unintentionally but you use the word human beings and i think that's probably something that a lot of people get messed up and dads get messed up that we told where human doings but we're actually human beings and even in the military you get your kind of just told where to go and it can be very much more of like your paglia wheel and you're not an actual person that has thoughts and feelings and opinions so when you're looking back through that lens of even the human being interested to see. Did you see like this new kind of overarching thread that evolved through your own life of how that had to evolve of teaching or even teaching leaders under you but then also learning yourself like how do you actually treat these people as people versus just people that you command to do different things before the military unit. Yeah you know that. That's that's a great question ban. And i really think it comes down to dignity and respect you know trading the people you lead with dignity and respect and i like to say you know as we think about You know the concept of a toxic leader. A leader who is cost can just just Treats people in a way that is not very effective or or productive. I think it's impossible to be labeled attacks leader. If you treat the people you lead with dignity and respect and then you could. you could kind of You know Expand that you know You know and the business world you know. Yeah treat your treat your employees with dignity and respect and they will end up treating customers with dignity..

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"john gronski" Discussed on The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

The Military Veteran Dad Podcast

05:54 min | 9 months ago

"john gronski" 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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