#107 Douglas Ward
ex special forces veteran, entrepreneur
creating leadership mindset
Doug Ward is a former Special Operations veteran with 24 years military experience. He held numerous leadership positions to include instructor and manager of 500 personnel to Troop Chief of a hand selected group of special communicators tasked with supporting and deploying into austere environments with Special Operations Forces. Pulling from his past experience as an executive-level technology leader, he built numerous successful teams based on building a common vision that is understood and predicated upon impact and purpose.
Doug brings the leadership principles from his time in Special Operations and as an executive in the corporate world to coaching companies and their leaders
discussing coming together across partisan lines as people, taking pride in your country
being accountable and having a say in your own future - having self discipline
building trust and finding common ground, you can find something to talk about with anyone (9)
building a community from differences,
"are you providing value that is helping someone, needing good leadership (16)
discussing how now is the perfect opportunity to work on yourself and how you have to want it (19)
working in special operations, being in an elite group 100 out of 40,000 - had to be free thinkers, how to get people to relax and talk to younger people, talking to people as adults (23)
you have to be human and know how to talk to people,
the culture of special operations, taking risk, "are you willing to put everything on the table for your dreams and your vision" (36)
if people love what they are doing they are giving you new ideas, opening the lines of communication (38)
helping people when they are not thriving in your company, how to help them as a leader
checking in with your staff, how well do you know your team
finding a human connection and cultural diversity (53)
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