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Adm. James Stavridis: Resilient podcast

An Admiral’s take on leadership

Thirty years of military experience will teach you a thing or two about leadership through crisis. In this episode, Admiral James Stavridis, former supreme allied commander of The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, shares his 30 years of frontline insights and how they translate to leadership and resilience in the business world. From his new book, The Leader’s Bookshelf, he draws from 200 active and retired four-star military officers’ leadership skills gained from their top 50 published works.

An Admiral's take on leadership

Admiral James (Jim) Stavridis, former supreme allied commander of NATO, on an Admiral’s take on leadership

3, 2, 1. A crisis strikes. What’s your plan? In this episode Admiral James Stavridis, the former supreme allied commander of NATO, shares leadership lessons from his decorated military career and gives a sneak peek into his new book, The Leader’s Bookshelf, which identifies the top 50 books that can help anyone become a better leader and manage through crisis.

I think at some point, all the books you’ve read, all the lessons you’ve learned, your family—it all comes together in those difficult moments.

In addition, the Admiral and Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory’s Mike Kearney discuss how military lessons can be translated into the business world; key leadership traits, such as self-examination, humor, and balance; and the importance of treating everyone in your organization with the same respect—regardless of their standing.

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