Episode-41- TSP Rewind – Leadership and Its Role for American Survival

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-732- Leadership and Its Role for American Survival and was originally published on August 25th, 2011.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

No not the leadership of our vaulted elected officials, our military commanders or even your boss at work. No today I am talking about personal, family and general community level leadership.

Lee Iaccoca wrote a book called “Where Have All The Leaders Gone”, there are some shocking revelations about Cuba and Castro’s multiple attempts to work with the US in it but other than that it is basically a political piece on why we need a new leader in the White House, a real leader who knows what it means to lead.

My thought when I hear this question though, “where have all the leaders gone” turns to the average American male and to a slightly lesser degree the average American female. Where is leadership in the home, where is leadership in our neighborhoods, where is it at the ground level?

At one time the American man was the epitome of leadership, standing at the front of his family, willing to make any sacrifice and more importantly willing to make any tough decision, this has been largely replaced with an attitude of “whatever”. So what happened, how do we fix it and what is the payoff if we do.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • It all started when equal rights were mixed up with equal ability
  • Men must again be men and woman must realize they are not men
  • Survival of our nation, culture and family unit is at stake here
  • Every problem we have caused or aggravated by a leadership deficit
  • Leading is not ruling, it is not dictating it is based on action
  • All authority is granted, leaders must earn their authority
  • All good leaders also must know how to be led
  • A good leader can’t do everything and he/she knows it
  • The tale of two communities of shepherds
  • Great leaders must be determined, strong and compassionate

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2 Responses to Episode-41- TSP Rewind – Leadership and Its Role for American Survival

  1. Jesus, Jack, “Make sure every single man eats first, if they haven’t you fix it, then you eat”.

    For the last several years now in the military I have seen the EXACT OPPOSITE. It’s a F-ing shame.

    • Modern Survival

      Really? I don’t even know what to say! It has been the cornerstone of leadership in my life since I first learned it. I have applied it way beyond food, take care of your people first, then take care of yourself.

      There are the extremes of course the analogy of put your mask on in the plane before helping your child type of things but my men have always come first, in the military, in business, in sports, in life.

      I still do it with food, ask anyone who has come to a workshop, unless I have a fire to stomp, I am always being bitched at my the kitchen staff to eat, and I am always looking for anyone that might miss chow.

      I don’t even understand a military where this is not how things are. I don’t know how an NCO or Officer would expect a man to follow him into the guns, if that individual put his needs before their own. Fuck you NEVER TAKE FROM YOUR MEN.

      Even the CSM would come into the chow hall late, stand at the back of the line and chat with his soldiers in my battalion. First they take away bayonet training, now this.