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Fearless Leadership

Written by: Brendan P. Keegan
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  • Once you become fearless, life becomes limitless. Join Brendan P. Keegan, an award-winning 6-time President and CEO, who built a system to overpower his own fear, uncertainty, and doubt and achieved astronomical success across multiple industries, as he speaks with leaders from all walks of life. Listen in as they share their secrets to what made them successful and fearless. If you want to learn to live and lead fearlessly this is the podcast for you, Fearless Leadership with Brendan P. Keegan, a production of Forbes Books.
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  • E13 : Eric Potterat, Ph.D. and Alan Eagle
    Dec 12 2023
    This week on Fearless Leadership, Brendan is joined by elite performance experts Dr. Eric Potterat and Alan Eagle, co-authors of the new book Learned Excellence: Mental Disciplines for Leading and Winning from the World’s Top Performers. Drawing on their decades of experience training top business executives, athletes, and Special Forces operators, Eric and Alan reveal the cognitive skills and mental frameworks that allow people to optimize performance despite chaos and uncertainty. They share research-backed techniques to control attention, emotion, and mental chatter while discussing how to create winning mindsets, build motivational metaskills, and unlock flow states through the deliberate practice of microskills. Listen in as Eric and Alan pull back the curtain on training Navy SEALs in mental toughness and designing peak performance regimes for MLB stars. You’ll discover how shifting one’s consciousness and controlling physiology can transform outcomes when it matters most. Tune in for actionable takeaways you can apply immediately to become a more poised, resilient, and fulfilled leader capable of navigating life’s turbulence with excellence.

    About Eric Potterat: Eric is a clinical and performance psychologist and a leading expert in individual and organizational performance optimization. Eric retired as a commander from the US Navy after twenty years of service, during which he helped create the mental toughness curriculum used during Navy SEALs BUD/S training. Eric spent several years as the director of specialized performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers and has also worked with Red Bull athletes, the US Women’s national soccer team, the Miami Heat, and numerous Olympic athletes, first responders, business leaders, and NASA astronauts.

    About Alan Eagle: Alan is an author and executive communications consultant, helping leaders and companies shape and tell their stories. He spent 16 years at Google, partnering with executives to communicate the company’s story to clients, partners, employees, and the public. He is the co-author of the books How Google Works and Trillion Dollar Coach, and the author, all by himself, of seven letters-to-the-editor published in Sports Illustrated. He has never won the New Yorker Caption Contest.
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    33 mins
  • E12 : Sasha DiGiulian
    Nov 14 2023
    Join us this week on Fearless Leadership as we welcome the incredible Sasha DiGiulian. At just 30 years old, Sasha has cemented herself as the most accomplished female rock climber in the world. She's traveled to over 50 countries and completed over 30 first ascents, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the sport. Beyond her jaw-dropping climbs, Sasha is also a phenomenal role model. She's brought rock climbing into the mainstream and inspired countless young women to embrace the outdoors. As a staunch advocate for equality, she's working to increase access, pay and visibility for female athletes across all sports. On this week's show, we'll dive into Sasha's record-breaking career, her perspective on being a woman in a male-dominated sport, and her advice for young people looking to follow their dreams. Tune in for an unforgettable conversation with a true fearless leader!
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    34 mins
  • E11 : Adam Bryant
    Sep 12 2023
    Leaping into leadership is no easy feat. It requires ambition, skill, and the courage to take risks. This week on Fearless Leadership, Brendan P. Keegan sits down with Adam Bryant, author of The Leap to Leader and senior managing director at The ExCo Group. With decades of experience interviewing top executives, Bryant has unique insights into what it takes to make the transition from manager to leader. He shares key lessons learned from CEOs who successfully took the leap, as well as common pitfalls to avoid. You’ll hear Bryant’s advice on developing emotional intelligence, earning credibility, and gaining influence. He also discusses how to create a personal board of directors, solicit honest feedback, and find strong mentors. Any manager with their sights set on leadership will benefit from Bryant’s wisdom and real-world guidance. Tune in for a lively and enlightening conversation about the mindsets, skills, and strategies required to become an impactful leader.
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    33 mins

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