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Mark Divine is the founder of SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind. Mark is a Retired Navy SEAL Commander, NYT Best Selling author, speaker and entrepreneur. The podcast deals with a wide variety of subjects, from philosophical, emotional and meta-physical to self defense, fitness and elite physical performance. They all form a part of Mark's 5 mountain training path to develop your Mental, Physical, Emotional, Intuitive, and Kokoro (Heart) self. Find out more at unbeatablemind.com.

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Mark Divine is the founder of SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind. Mark is a Retired Navy SEAL Commander, NYT Best Selling author, speaker and entrepreneur. The podcast deals with a wide variety of subjects, from philosophical, emotional and meta-physical to self defense, fitness and elite physical performance. They all form a part of Mark's 5 mountain training path to develop your Mental, Physical, Emotional, Intuitive, and Kokoro (Heart) self. Find out more at unbeatablemind.com.

    True North and Authentic Leadership (with Bill George)

    True North and Authentic Leadership (with Bill George)

     
    Mark speaks with Bill George. Bill George is executive fellow at Harvard Business School (HBS), where he has taught leadership since 2004.

    He is the author of: Emerging Leader Edition of True North, Discover Your True North and The Discover Your True North Fieldbook, Authentic Leadership, True North, Finding Your True North, 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis and True North Groups.

    He was chair and CEO of Medtronic, the world’s leading medical technology company. He has served as a director of Goldman Sachs, ExxonMobil, Novartis, Target, the Mayo Clinic, and World Economic Forum USA.

    He has been named one of the Top 25 Business Leaders of the Past 25 Years by PBS, Executive of the Year by Academy of Management, and Director of the Year by National Association of Corporate Directors.


    Key Takeaways:
     
    True North Leadership: True North Leadership is about leaders understanding that it is important to have meaning in what they choose to do as a profession. Leader’s are encouraged to travel a path of self discovery and knowing your authentic self. It’s Alright to Disagree: Know your beliefs and values. It is alright and helps us evolve when we respectfully can discuss our different opinions and views on complex topics. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DEI has to be more about statistics and checklist for a company. People need to know they belong and are valued. They also need to feel included in the conversations and heard. This takes leaders to get out of their offices and into the field with employees. Get Outside of Your Culture: When you travel and work outside your home country you become the minority. This allows you to examine yourself from new perspectives that teaches you about communication, values, and relationships.

    • 48 min
    Endless Possibilities with NeuroHacking - with James Schmachtenberger

    Endless Possibilities with NeuroHacking - with James Schmachtenberger

    Today, Commander Divine speaks with James Schmachtenberger, CEO and co-founder of the Neuro Hacker Collective. Neuro Hacker is dedicated to cutting edge research to provide supplements for brain, body, and emotional health and well being. James has been an entrepreneur since the age of 17, with businesses that were diverse yet always focused on being in service to the health and well being of humanity. 
     
    Key Takeaways:
     
    Longevity: There are cells in our body called senescence cells. These cells are healthy cells that continue to divide and reproduce until they start to die, which is called apoptosis.These cells then affect other cells to begin to die in the body. Research is starting to show that we can stop this from happening, and therefore increase quality and length of life.  
    Successful Path for Meditation: Because our bodies are in a hyper-aroused state due to modern living. Inoreder to have a more beneficial and enjoyable meditation practice it is important to prime yourself through journaling, exercise, and breathwork before sitting to meditate.  
    Corruption in Politics: Large Companies invest in having highly intelligent and well trained professionals to surround congress people in order to make sure that the policies passed favor their needs. The system is corrupt and needs to change so people going into politics with the best intentions are not corrupted.
    Rethinking Education: Traditional ways of educating are good for some learning. However, as more research is being done there is proof that there is a better way. This way is educating children through their interests and teaching them how to think and explore to gain knowledge and information.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Fortifying and Empowered Leadership

    Fortifying and Empowered Leadership

    Mark speaks with Dr. Richard Winters. Richard Winters is a practicing emergency physician and executive coach at Mayo Clinic.
    As director of Leadership Development for the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
    He facilitates retreats and delivers programs that train leaders at healthcare organizations worldwide.
    He has served as managing partner of a democratic physician group, chair of emergency medicine, president of an 800-physician medical staff, and CEO/founder of a managed care startup.
    He recently released his book called: You're the Leader, Now What? Lessons from Mayo Clinic.



    Key Takeaways:
     
    GROW Model for Coaching: Coaching is a hugely helpful skill for leaders and managers in the world of work. The GROW model, which stands for Goals, Reality, Options, and Will, is a wonderful tool for coaching and setting clear guidelines for yourself to gain momentum and traction toward your goals.  
    Expert's Role: Experts are a powerful resource when there is a unique issue that is specific in nature. As a leader, there are many situations where you or your team may know what to do. However, if there is an out-of- the-box need or want, calling in an expert can be one of the best ways to learn and develop both horizontally and vertically.  
    Immunity to Change: Finding out what you as an individual and or your organization are making assumptions about and then testing if the assumptions have validity allows growth and change. Often there are assumptions being made in communications or direction due to unconscious bias. Understanding that we all have blind spots, leaders need to constantly investigate what assumptions are being made and test them for validity.  
    Different Types of Leaders: There are leaders that are great in chaos and making decisions when things are rapidly changing. Then there are leaders who are wonderful at reaching out to colleagues to discuss and collaborate on changes that need to be made. The best type of leader can do both. However, it is not often you find the two qualities in one person.  

    • 40 min
    Living Happy and Avoiding Burnout

    Living Happy and Avoiding Burnout

    Mark speaks with Jennifer Moss, an award-winning writer, international speaker, and workplace culture strategist with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Her work has inspired leaders to take a look at how they create, model, and manage work-life balance for themselves and their employees. Her most recent book, The Burnout Epidemic, was named 10 Best New Management Books for 2022 by Thinkers50 and shortlisted for the 2021 Outstanding Works of Literature Award. 


    Key Takeaways:
     
    Saying No for the Bigger Yes: It is essential to learn how to say no to things that are not in alignment with our values and goals. To be honest with ourselves and others by expressing our no from a place of clarity of what our bigger yes is.  
    Invisible Pressure: When leaders/bosses email employees on off-work hours, it creates invisible pressure. Because so many companies have shifted to remote work, leaders need to be aware of this invisible pressure and model proper work-life balance. Also, recognizing that due to employee gender, race, sexual orientation, and other factors, by not having awareness regarding emails, meetings, and conversations, leaders can sometimes unconsciously create a culture of inequity.  
    The Difference Between Technical and Adaptive problems: Leaders need to look at the difference between psychoemotional issues, the work culture they create, and mental health as separate from systematic issues. As a leader, you can understand that you are not a mental health professional. However, it is your responsibility to be the conduit for your employees so that they have the resources for mental health. This means putting systems in place for the adaptive problems and recognizing they are separate variables to be addressed.   
    Are we Mating or Meeting: How the brain registers our interaction with others on zoom or other online meeting platforms is important to recognize. Because we are not seeing the whole person and are able to gauge the eyes, our brain is registering the interaction from an animal instinct of mating or fighting. This is problematic in ways that create defensive and aggressive behaviors that would not happen if you were meeting in person with your people.  

    • 52 min
    The Necessity of Connection and Relationships in War (with Scott Mann)

    The Necessity of Connection and Relationships in War (with Scott Mann)

    Mark speaks with Scott Mann. Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Scott Mann is a former U.S. Army Green Beret with tours all over the world,, including Colombia, Iraq, and multiple tours in Afghanistan. He is a warrior storyteller and the founder of Rooftop Leadership,, where he shares the rapport-building skills he learned in Special Forces to help today’s leaders make better human connections in high-stakes, low-trust engagements. Scott helps organizations gain a better understanding of their internal culture while exposing the potential for conflict that exists when trust has deteriorated. His recent book, Operation Pineapple Express, was an instant New York Times best seller.
    Key Takeaways:
    Leadership: The dynamics of leadership are changing. The old ways of one charismatic leader who knows what to do are shifting to groups of individuals, all understanding that they can lead together more effectively when there is a common vision and goal, mutual understanding, and collaboration. Mental Clarity and Calm: The most powerful tool anyone can access in times of duress is mental clarity. When you allow your mind to settle and you take time to pause, it allows you to access your intuition and a deeper knowing of what to do. Humans and Connection: The ability to make connections and build relationships across borders is a core component that stabilizes and secures stability and freedom in this country (The United States of America).  Veteran’s Voices: The mental health crisis in the U.S. veteran population is rising. It is important to listen to and support this population.  

    • 49 min
    Your New Year

    Your New Year

    • 7 min

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Consistent honest insights

Mark does a great job of keeping his show consistent with honest, life framing insights. His guests do the same and provide information to assist all of us to achieve our best.

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Life framing work

Cmdr Divine brings pragmatic lessons and techniques that really do make your life a bit better. Adding (08/21/22) I use the techniques learned from the book Unbeatable Mind and the Unbeatable forum on a daily basis from Box Breathing to visualization of your future self. I like the 5 mountains concept and integrating into my own actions.

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Inspiring Speakers Well Lead

I am huge fan of the Mark Divine podcast and the level of open disscussions on each new episode.

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