Ep.67 | Becoming A Leader with Coach Andy

In this episode, Coach Andy and Eric outline what you can do to become a leader. They discuss the concept of Extreme Ownership, how to better lead your team, and, most importantly, how to lead yourself!

Show Notes and Resources

The episode opens with a brief discussion on recent sports documentaries watched by Coach Andy. In particular, the story of 5-time Pro Bowler and 2-time Superbowl Champion James Harrision, and the many lessons young players can take from these types of sources. They branch off to discuss the qualities necessary to be successful as a ‘grind guy’. 

This leads to the character trait of leadership and Coach Andy’s philosophy of what it means to be a leader in the context of hockey. He and Eric share ideas on how to define the term and specific examples you can use to understand what leadership means. From there, they move on to introduce the New York Times bestselling book ‘Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Referencing the book, Coach Eric picks out a few of his favorite principles that you can implement to better lead your team and your own life. They cover topics such as what it means to take extreme ownership, the necessity of checking your ego, why simplicity is a key to success as a leader, and the importance of prioritizing and executing your mission, and the dichotomy of leadership, among other topics. 



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