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Joe Lara: Warrior Servant Leadership

Episode 17

About Joe Lara: Joe began his 24-year military experience as a code breaker for the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense. During the last ten years of his military training or his military career, he trained and deployed alongside Navy Seals Teams. Where he performed a highly technical role in conducting combat operations and serving next to some of the most elite people on the planet. Also in some of the most hostile environments imaginable. Today he is the Vice President of Programs and Curriculum at the Honor Foundation. A non-profit organization that specializes in helping special operations veterans transition into civilian life. Joe is also the Founder of Find the X, where he helps individuals find clarity and alignment in their work and life and he has a Masters of Science in Executive Leadership from The University of San Diego.


In this episode, Jordan and Joe Lara discuss:

  • Servant leadership and leaving behind micromanagement tendencies.

  • The value that special operations veterans bring to businesses. 

  • Looking for the positive in your employees and celebrating it.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Realize that your people are your most important resource.

  • Hire a person because of their character not because they have a Ph.D.

  • Effective managers don’t avoid conflict or reprimand employees in front of others.

"The military is a crucible in a process to mold and shape you as a leader."

 —  Joe Lara


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Jordan Goldrich

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

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