In this edition ... Victory Mindsets From a Navy SEAL ... Nothing is Impossible ... Don't Forget Your Heart ...
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Where Freedom Comes From - Victory Mindsets From a Navy SEAL
Flynn Cochran, knows what it means to create freedom. As a former U.S. Navy SEAL Officer, spent eight years in the Navy, six of them in the SEAL Teams. He served as an Assistant Platoon Commander and Platoon Commander at SEAL Team ONE.
This Memorial Day weekend, as I reflected on the freedoms I enjoy because of the service of others, my thoughts were influenced by Cochran’s keynote presentation at the 2020 EOS Conference, a few weeks ago.
What Happens Before the Rubber Meets The Road?
Yes, the behavior of the team, the missions and operations of executing the plan, is where “the rubber meets the road.” But before any behavior, there’s the mindset that supports and drives all of the execution behaviors. The leaders who have the mental discipline to think right, can then effectively lead the hard physical work to win the victory and make freedom possible!
USE YOUR HEAD, BUT DON’T FORGET YOUR HEART
by Scott Patchin on May 4, 2020
As we adjust to what many are calling our “new normal,” the environment continues to require us to focus on things like cash, safety, and our own self-preservation as parents, siblings, caregivers, and friends. It is more important than ever to go back to two foundational beliefs we all nodded our heads to at the start of our EOS journey:
- You care about your people
- You want to be a great leader
At the base of the brain is the amygdala, which controls our fight or flight responses in a crisis. When that part of the brain is controlling us, the decisions we make are reactive and often lack things like reasoning, data, or input from others.
Caring for your people is always an intent, but in my experience as a leader and working with dozens of leaders, the actions that demonstrate caring rarely come out of amygdala-generated responses.
The challenge I put to you is to step back and make sure in the days going forward, you move past the amygdala and allow the rest of your brain and your heart to do the work.
Here are three specific actions to move past intent and into action ... (3 minutes).