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Today my guest is Jeff Eggers. I don’t even know where to start introducing Jeff. He retired from the Navy in 2013 after a 20-year career as a US Navy SEAL. He served in the White House for six years, most recently as President Obama’s special assistant for national security affairs, he also served under President Bush. He earned an award, the Samuel Nelson Drew Award for Distinguished Contribution in Pursuit of Global Peace. That award was given to him by President Obama for his role in mediating the political crisis following the 2014 Afghan presidential elections, which I’m sure you were following closely. We talk about leadership and the book that he’s just written with four-star general Stanley McChrystal and with Jason Mangone. The book is Leaders, Myth and Reality.
00:02:32 – Paragliding interest. 00:05:25 – What’s life about? 00:12:50 – Discussion over Leadership. 00:26:46 – Who is the book written for? 00:43:56 – If not a Navy Seal, what was Jeff’s career choice? 00:57:40 – The warrior and peace. 01:07:08 – Lightning round. 01:13:03 – The McChrystal Group 01:21:04 – Discussion of his book and the co-authors.
Leaders: Myth and Reality by Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, and Jay Mangone LinkedIn profile – Jeff Eggers The McChrystal Group