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JB Spisso, a retired United States Army Sergeant Major and former member of the elite special operations unit, the 75th Ranger Regiment, joins the Crossing the Line of Departure: Life After the Military podcast. JB shares his stories and experiences of transition; how he consults with collegiate and professional sports teams, players, and coaches; and provides executive coaching to senior corporate leaders.

JB is the author of Warrior Leadership: Warrior Leadership: Steps to Success for Leaders on the Ground and owner of JBS Leadership Consultants, LLC

Show notes

Key Takeaways:

0:00 Introduction

1:50  Mike shares his experiences at the White House Communications Agency when supporting President Obama and his administration

4:30 Mike talks about performing as a Corporate Chief Operating Officer

7:45 Mike talks about his formal education and the 5 F’s: Family, Flying, Fitness, Fairness, and Fun

12:58 Mike talks about how his military experience prepared him for his own transition

15:41 Mike discusses his role as a mentor to other veterans

18:51 Mike shares what went well and what did not go well during his transition

23:00 Mike talks about leading a high performing team in the private sector

28:25 Mike explains what he’d do differently if he were to transition again

32:22 Mike shares the key questions he asked himself to decide on what he wanted to do after the military

36:27 Mike provides advice to corporate leaders on how to integrate veterans onto their teams

44:02 Mike talks about the importance of a clearly defined vision and mission and his personal vision board

51:36 Lee closes out the podcast