Named for the ubiquitous government-issued, hardcover notebooks seen in the hands of servicemembers worldwide - This podcast dives into the notebooks of military leaders, business professionals, authors, and entertainers to examine lessons that will help listeners lead with the best version of themselves.
Scott Howell- Team Chemistry Matters
Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Scott Howell joins the show to discuss some of the hard-won lessons he learned during his more than three decades of military service. He provides some insight into energy management for leaders, talks about how relationships influenced his career, and discusses some of lessons his mentors taught him about effective communication.
Steve Shenbaum- How to Build Teams with Humor
Steve Shenbaum, former actor and founder of Game on Nation, joins Joe to talk about life lessons he learned while working in Hollywood and why workplace culture is so important to effective communication. Additionally, the two discuss the “do's and don’ts” of team-building and a special guest joins the show for a lesson on the value of Improv.
Chris Hadfield- An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield talks with Joe about his journey to become an astronaut and how the lessons he learned in space influences how he lives life on earth. In this episode, Joe and Chris discuss the importance of perspective, preparing for the worst-case scenario, and managing the tension between family and professional careers. Chris also talks about his international best seller, An Astronaut's Guide to life on Earth and his new thriller novel, The Apollo Murders.
Charles Feltman- The Trust Episode
Charles Feltman, author of The Thin Book of Trust sits down with Joe and explains how trust is a competency that can be learned, improved, and practiced regularly. They also discuss Charles' four assessment domains of trust (care, sincerity, reliability, and competence) and why understanding these domains is necessary for leaders to increase team cohesion and effectiveness.
Kyle Stark- Creating a Culture of Development
Kyle Stark joins the show to talk about his experiences helping professional baseball players and coaches develop their inner and outer game. Kyle shares how he navigated the tension between development and performance during his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates and gives leaders some insights into how they can drive a culture of development for the teams they lead.
James Kerr- How to Build a High-Performance Team
James Kerr, the best-selling author of Legacy, joins the show to talk about about the role leaders play in developing high-performing teams. Joe and James discuss practical approaches, including ancient practices, that leaders at any level can adopt to take their culture to the next level. Finally, James and Joe talk about the importance of self-awareness and why reflection is a key component before a person takes charge of an organization.
Healthy snack to feed your leadership
One of the most helpful podcasts to stoke the coals of your best self. Thanks Joe B.
Mandatory listening for leaders
I have listened to this podcast from its inception and find it to be one of, if not the finest military leadership podcast available. Leadership is something that is in short supply in our nation in many respects, and listening to this podcast and the sage guidance it espouses weekly provides for me an amazing venue for coaching and teaching. As I continue on my journey to be a better leader for those I lead both at home and at work, I know I will continue to pick up valuable insight and tools from the host and his guests. Thanks for doing this Sir, you’re making an impact across DOD and our nation writ large!
Fantastic Podcast for Army Self Development
The topics in this show are amazing and thought provoking. A must subscribe for any Army leader. This show was recommended by my SGL, Mr. Guzman.