Whether you’re leading a business organization or a ready room, excellence in leadership leaves clues. There’s an unmistakable formula to becoming the kind of leader people would walk through fire with. It’s never about the title or the ego, it’s about cohesion and the willingness to sometimes take a follower role.


In this episode, I’m joined by my old friend and author of “Learn How to Lead to Win: 33 Powerful Stories and Leadership Lessons”, Mike Manazir. From flying F-14s to rising up to Two-Star Admiral, Mike has reached the pinnacle in every stage of his career, and today he shares powerful lessons from his journey.


An effective leader has to be willing to be a teammate, put the title aside and be a follower. -Mike Manazir


Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode


What it takes to turn goals and even big dreams into a reality
How do you connect the dots between where you are now and the big vision you have for yourself?

The danger of leading with your title
Can you lead people effectively if you’re in it for yourself and not a team player?

How to bring the best out of the people you lead
Having high standards doesn’t mean we have to make the people we lead miserable. How do we balance expecting excellence with compassion?