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Legendary Leadership - Robin Olds

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Legendary Leadership - Robin Olds

“There are pilots and there are pilots; with the good ones, it is inborn. You can’t teach it. If you are a fighter pilot, you have to be willing to take risks.”

— Robin OIds

Robin Olds - The Rest of His Story

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Skunkworks - Clarence "Kelly" Johnson

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Skunkworks - Clarence "Kelly" Johnson

Clarence Leonard "Kelly" Johnson was an American systems engineer and aeronautical innovator. He was renown for his contributions to many noteworthy aircraft designs, including the Lockheed U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird spy planes, as well as the P-38 Lightning, P-80 Shooting Star, and F-104 Starfighter, among others.

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Simon Sinek - Lessons on Leadership

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Simon Sinek - Lessons on Leadership

Start with why...
- How great leaders inspire action 

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...

He explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change. He's the author of the classic "Start With Why"; his latest book is "Leaders Eat Last."

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What starts here, changes the world!

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What starts here, changes the world!

University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address - Admiral William H. McRaven

1. Little things in life matter - If you can't do the little things right, you will never be able to do the big things right - If you want to change the world, start by making your bed!

2. You can't change the world alone, you will need some help - If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle!

3. Nothing matters, but your will to succeed - If you want to change the world, measure a person by the size of their heart, not by the size of their flippers!

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Respect & Comradery

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Respect & Comradery

- Challenge Coins-

...are a bit of a mystery to the world outside the military. Dating back to ancient Rome, we still use them as a symbol of respect and comradery today.

My first experience with challenge coins happened about 10 years ago while serving in a flight squadron that handed out a coin for their anniversary. The history and meaning behind it immediately struck a chord with me. I value the coins I have received over the years, as they pay homage to my experiences in the military.

Ever since then, I've used this same tradition of gifting coins to comrades that served with me throughout my career.

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Extreme Ownership

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Extreme Ownership

In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. With riveting first-hand accounts of making high-pressure decisions as Navy SEAL battlefield leaders, this book is equally gripping for leaders who seek to dominate other arenas. Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. 

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