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Episode 27- Rorke Denver on Leadership Lessons from a Navy SEAL

December 14, 2017 • Book Club
Rorke Denver

Commander Rorke Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and has led special-forces missions all over the world, including the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The author of the New York Times bestseller Damn Few: Making The Modern SEAL Warrior, Rorke applies Navy SEAL principles to everyday leadership to help individuals and teams perform at their highest levels. On this episode, Rorke takes us behind the scenes of SEAL training and explains what we can learn from the SEALs about leadership, resiliency and teamwork.

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Show Notes

  • The book that inspired Rorke Denver to join the Navy SEALS (2:02)
  • The difference between those who make it through SEALS training and those who don’t (5:06)
  • The mindset and never quit mentality of a Navy SEAL (8:33)
  • Applying SEAL traits—problem solving, creativity, adaptability– to business (14:45)
  • Growth happens through discomfort (16:24)
  • The importance of resiliency (19:53)
  • “You are never out of the fight” (27:22)
  • The importance of finding balance (29:31)
  • The Hammers and The Huggers (37:13)
  • You reduce to the level of your training (41:03)
  • Calm is contagious (43:33)
  • Rorke’s book recommendations (45:38)

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