276: Admiral James Stavridis | The Voyage of Character

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James Stavridis (@stavridisj) is a retired United States Navy admiral, operating executive with The Carlyle Group, and author. His latest book, Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character, is out now.

What We Discuss with James Stavridis:

  • What Admiral Stavridis means when he says we're "overweight in thinking about leadership and underweight in thinking about character."
  • Why creativity and innovation are important for leaders -- and the roadblocks that tend to smother these qualities as we achieve in our lives and careers.
  • Principles followed when top brass make decisions that put people in harm's way.
  • The winners and losers in the recent decision to pull US troops from Syria and what this means for our former allies in the region.
  • Meditations on single malt scotch whisky and the dangers of bringing alcohol to sea on a US Navy ship.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/276

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