| Ep 524 – Jason Gardner’s Leadership Lessons

Author / John

1 Hour 44 Min Listen


Every so often we have a guest whose resume is so impressive that we can’t help but feel like “what am I doing with my life?”. Our guest, Jason Gardner spent 30 years as a SEAL. That’s a hell of a long time to amass the kind of leadership skills you would expect to see from the US Military’s elite. But as Jason points out, there were plenty of lessons along the way. Fortunately for us, we don’t have to experience these valuable teachings with rounds flying by. Instead we can hear from the man whose lived a thousand lives.

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Humility is not a word you typically think of when reflecting on good leadership…but it should be. Jason Gardner knows this better than anyone from his lengthy career in the military. He also understands on a deep level just what it means to take care of your people. For some, that may be your co-workers, for others, your immediate family. What’s best for the team will inevitably yield a positive result for you. Drink in some knowledge from a guy whose seen some shit.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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