The Warrior Poet

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Leadership is a profession that is easy to learn. Hard to master. 


The Podcast

Most recent episodes of the Warrior Poet podcast

#71: Trust-Based Leadership with Mike Ettore

Sri interviews Mike Ettore. Mike is a career veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, accomplished Fortune-500 C-suite executive, and founder of Fidelis Leadership Group. Mike is the author of Trust-Based Leadership: Marine Corps Leadership Concepts for Today's Business Leaders. He also hosts the Fidelis Leadership Podcast (Spotify, Apple). He...

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#70: Unbreakable Leadership with Thom Shea

Learn the “three simple things” that will help you lead yourself, your family, and your team from former Navy SEAL and BUD/S instructor Thom Shea. Thom is the author of multiple books on leadership and is the founder of Unbreakable Leadership, a leadership consultancy for top-tier CEOs and corporations....

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#69: Finding the Best People with Kevin Seiff

Kevin Seiff is a former Navy SEAL and CEO of Flintlock Solutions, a recruiting firm that is changing the game for VC-backed biotech companies. Sri and Kevin discuss what to look for in candidates and how to run a great recruiting process. Connect with Sri on Instagram: @sri_the_warrior_poet  +...

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  • What’s your pain discount rate?

    Poked and prodded I love Persian accents. They’re unique and pleasant to the ear (at least for me). Hard to replicate.  I was at the doctor’s yesterday. Young guy. Friendly. Persian. Four needles were staring back at me. Waiting patiently to fulfill their destinies.  “How do you handle these?” he asks.  “Generally you put the...

  • Questioning the ‘five-people’ advice of Jim Rohn

    The first time I showed up, he did this thing with his arms across the room. Each one was raised up, horizontal at his side, fingers outstretched. He just left them there. Big smile on his face. He wanted a hug.

  • Builder vs. Artist

    The distinction is harder than you think “I’m a builder. I like to build things.” She says this with an impressive resume and a glowing smile. The smile is genuine, but she might as well be the cat who swallowed the canary. I as the interviewer am supposed to like to hear things like this....