My focus is using technology to overcome human limits. As a father of a family with disabilities, this has become my mission and personal journey.

Russ Ewell
Silicon Valley, CA

Russ Ewell

Remove The Obstacles: Military & Leadership, Part One

The military is one of the most successful institutions that builds and develops leaders. Over half of the United States Presidents have served in the military. Russ sits down with Lee Delony and Ric McClain, both retired Military service members to talk about their time in the service and what they have learned about leadership and how that can translate to help anyone who wants to be a leader in whatever capacity.

“The day the soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”

General Colin Powell, retired four-star General in the United States Army and former Secretary of State

A big point of emphasis was servant leadership. Each person in the armed forces has a specific job they are specialized in and it is the leaders job to removed all distractions and impediments for their men and women to do their job effectively. As leaders, our job is to help those we lead be excellent at what they do.

Show Notes:

Why Courage Matters by John McCain – 

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by Stanley A. McChrystal – 

Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis – 

The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil – 

Ulysses S Grant by William S. McFeely Ph.D. – 

Crusade in Europe  by Dwight D. Eisenhower – 

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