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What does it feel like to patrol the DMZ near North Korea? What does it feel like to take a projectile to the chest in Iraq? Is leadership really the same across all organizational structures? Join us today to hear from an excellent leader retired from active military service in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, and most recently West Point.
This is the podcast where we discuss leadership and innovation for teenagers. I can't wait to introduce today's guest! We've been counting the days until Jonathan retired from his position at West Point so we could interview him for the show. While in active military service, he wasn't allowed to speak publicly about his experiences, and having previous experience as a researcher in civil service with the Navy, I understand why the military has such strict policies.
Why should we be interested in the opinions of a retired military officer? I have asked myself that question having been in the bureaucracy of the Navy, and eventually left because my free entrepreneurial spirit could not be reconciled to long term service as a civil servant. So why would I interview a retired military officer for our podcast? To be honest, there are still aspects of the military that call to my heart such as the Navy Seals training in San Diego. The discipline and serving for a higher cause still calls to the heart of every red-blooded, patriotic American--regardless of your beliefs about the current politics.
The US is still the leader in innovation world-wide, specifically because we are so free thinking, but free-thinking requires solid, robust protection. Many brave Americans pledge their lives and relinquish some of their freedom of choice to protect the ideals upon which our free-thinking is built.
I also believe that strong innovators must believe in the future and their innovation with the same discipline that a soldier holds to the commands and structures put into place by an honor-bound military. So I had to interview Jonathan Silk to learn more about his philosophy of leadership. You'll find Jonathan's story and perspectives irresistible. Join me today as I interview an American hero.
Original Release Date: 11/12/15
Category: Business Professionals