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Retired Navy SEAL, Jocko Willink and Director, Echo Charles discuss discipline and leadership in business, war, relationships and everyday life.

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    • Dec 9, 2020 LATEST EPISODE
    • infrequent NEW EPISODES
    • 2h 16m AVG DURATION
    • 382 EPISODES


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    259: When the Call Comes, You Go. w/ South Vietnamese Kingbee Pilot, Capt Nguyen Quy An

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 135:32

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:16:38 - Captain An 1:55:58 - How to stay on THE PATH. 2:13:34 - Closing Gratitude.

    The Debrief w/ Jocko and Dave Berke #9: How To Prioritize and Execute While OVERWHELMED.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 47:08

    Jocko and Dave talk about leadership challenges presented to them at Echelon Front.

    258: Impossible Missions Across The Fence in Vietnam, with Kingbee Pilot, "Cowboy" Khanh Doan

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 205:17

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:06:13 - Across the fence with Cowboy Khanh Doan. 2:51:27 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 3:01:47 - How to stay on THE PATH. 3:23:53 - Closing Gratitude.

    257: You Have to CHOOSE to Get Stronger. "Tip of the Spear" with Green Beret Ryan Hendrickson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 218:42

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:08:10 - "Tip of the Spear" with Green Beret, Ryan Hendrickson 3:07:32 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 3:20:06 - How to stay on THE PATH. 3:37:01 - Closing gratitude.    

    The Debrief w/ Jocko and Dave Berke #8: Getting The Team to Perform When the Leader Is Not Around

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 35:52

    The team performs when the leader is there, but when the leader leaves, the team's performance dips.

    256: An Hour Lost Today is an Hour Lost Forever. Time is Running Out.Guidelines for the Leader and Commander Pt.6

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2020 149:47

    The final installment of "Guidelines for the Leader and Commander" by Gen Bruce Clarke

    255: Attack is the Key to Success. "Guidelines for the Leader and Commander" Pt. 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 128:25

    0:00:0- - Opening 0:01:44 - Guidelines for the Leader and Commander 1:41:40 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 1:42:29 - How to stay on THE PATH. 2:07:02 - Closing Gratitude.

    The Debrief w/ Jocko and Dave Berke #7: How to Step Up and Lead When You're a New Team Member, Without Stepping On Toes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 42:51

    254: Discipline is The Supreme Thing That All Victory is Built on. Guidelines for the Leader and Commander pt. 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 131:33

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:01:00 - Guidelines for the Leader and the Commander, by Gen. Bruce Clarke 1:47:32 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 1:48:56 - How to stay on THE PATH. 2:09:57 - Closing Gratitude.

    253: The Ceiling You Can't Break Through is Made By You. Guidelines for the Leader and Commander pt. 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 100:33

    0:00:00 - Opening 1:41:13 - Guidelines for the Leader and the Commander, by Gen. Bruce Clarke 1:32:11 - How to stay on THE PATH. 1:38:29 - Closing Gratitude

    The Debrief w/ Jocko and Dave Berke #6: Iterative Decision Making. Making Small Moves, Rather Than Big Moves

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 44:43

    Jocko and Good Deal Dave Analyze some issues and look for solutions.

    252: When You Cast Judgement, Start with Yourself. Be Reliable, Show Initiative, and Anticipate Problems. "Guidelines for the Leader and Commander" pt.2.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 122:56

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:01:48 - "Guidelines For The Leader and Commander", by Gen. Bruce Clarke  1:45:49 - How to stay on THE PATH. 2:01:35 - Closing Gratitude.  

    251: Set The Standard. Set The Example. How to LEAD. "Guidelines for the Leader and Commander" (Gen. Bruce Clarke), with Leif Babin.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 180:32

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:12:18 - "Guidelines for the Leader and Commander", General Bruce Clarke 2:15:49 - Get a routine. How to stay on THE PATH. 2:58:55 - Closing Gratitude.  

    250: Giving Up VS Holding On Just a Little Longer. Lessons Under Stress. NO F**KING SLACK. "About Face" pt.2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2020 156:29

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:01:46 - More lessons from "About Face", by Hackworth. 1:59:32 - Making The Path a routine. 2:15:30 - How to stay on THE PATH. 2:34:25 - Closing gratitude.

    The Debrief w/ Jocko and Dave Berke #5: How to Announce Your Presence as The New Boss

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 83:29

    Jocko and Good Deal Dave Analyze some issues and look for solutions.

    249: Even Today, Why "About Face" is The Benchmark for Leadership. A re-visit, Including Foreword by Jocko

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2020 120:42

    0:00:00 - Opening. Jocko's foundations of leadership. The Foreword for the new release of "About Face". 0:40:43 - Discussion 0:46:43 - Lessons from Hackworth still applicable today. 1:20:08 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 1:27:42 - How to stay on THE PATH. 1:58:40 - Closing gratitude.    

    248: If You Think You're Hot Sh*t, You Don't Know Sh*t. SOG Chronicles with TILT, John Stryker Meyer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2020 176:48

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:07:10 - John Stryker Meyer. SOG Chronicles. 2:18:57 - Final Thoughts and take-aways. 2:34:59 - How to Stay on THE PATH 2:54:51 - Closing Gratitude.

    The Unravelling 9: What's Your Story, pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2020 72:37

    The Unravelling 8: What's your Story, pt. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2020 71:16

    247: W.T.F. What it Takes to Beat The Odds, with John Stryker Meyer. Wiskey Tango Foxtrot, by Lynne Black.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2020 220:56

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:05:14 - Lynne Black's "Wiskey Tango Foxtrot" with Tilt. 3:10:55 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 3:22:10 - How to stay on THE PATH. 3:39:24 - Closing Gratitude.

    The Debrief w/ Jocko and Dave Berke #4: When The Boss's Boss Skips Down The Chain for All The Info

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2020 33:00

    Jocko and Good Deal Dave Analyze some issues and look for solutions.

    246: The Only Real Failure is Giving Up. With JP Dinnell

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2020 249:13

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:12:06 - Failure and Success. Keep Striving. W JP Dinnell. 3:32:51 - How to stay on THE PATH. 4:07:04 - Closing Gratitude.  

    245: Knowing What Leads to Victory. Critical Importance of The Fighting Spirit Combat Lessons Vol. 3 with Dave Berke

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2020 144:23

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:02:32 - Combat Lessons Vol. 3. 2:03:32 - How to stay on THE PATH. 2:22:36 - Closing Gratitude.

    The Debrief w/ Jocko and Dave Berke #3: High Valued Employee Creating Friction

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 38:24

    Jocko and Good Deal Dave analyze problems and find solutions for companies.

    The Debrief w/ Jocko and Dave Berke #2: Importance of Contingency Planning

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 42:37

    Jocko and Good Deal Dave Analyze some issues and look for solutions.

    The Debrief w/ Jocko and Dave Berke #1: Telling Your Employees The Truth

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 34:00

    Jocko and Good Deal Dave Analyze some issues and look for solutions. 

    244: Don't Do it Alone. How to Build a Winning Team. "The Talent War." Recruiting, Selecting, Training, and Mentorship, w/ Mike Sarraille and George Randle

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2020 228:59

    0:00:00 - Opening  0:03:33 - The Talent War.  How to build a winning team. 3:21:22 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 3:27:49 - How to stay on THE PATH. 3:47:06 - Closing gratitude.  

    The Unravelling 7: The Sword of Destruction

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2020 82:53

    Three years onto the Iraq War, the country is in flames and American support for the war is waning.  Jocko leads Task Unit Bruiser into Ramadi, the capital of the al Qaeda caliphate, as a part of an effort to engage with local leaders and prove that a counter-insurgency strategy can turn things around.

    243: Finding a Way Back Home. Life, Death, Murder, and Music with The White Buffalo

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2020 126:57

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:12:07 - "Wish It Was True", by The White Buffalo. 0:16:23 - Jake Smith, The White Buffalo. 1:41:26 - "No History", by The White Buffalo 1:44:50 - How to stay on THE PATH 2:05:35 - Closing Gratitude

    242: There are Things Bigger Than You. Do Whatever It Takes to Establish a Winning Mentality Not Just For Yourself. W/ Marine Sergeant Major, Justin LeHew

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2020 272:57

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:04:24 - Gunnery Sgt. Justin LeHew 3:52:53 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 4:09:13 - How to stay on THE PATH. 4:30:49 - Closing Gratitude.  

    The Unravelling 6: Trying to Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2020 59:18

    With many political and military leaders pronouncing the Iraq War a failure, Jocko prepares to lead his SEAL Task Unit into a battle that will change the course of the conflict.

    The Unravelling 5: "Do You Guys Have Run-Flats?"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2020 65:17

    Jocko completes his first tour and heads back to the US as Iraq begins to come apart at the sectarian seams.

    241: There Will Be Pain. Life is Rough. Lessons From Being Shot 27 Times. "Perfectly Wounded" with Mike Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2020 197:57


    0:00:00 - Opening 0:08:15 - Mike Day. "Perfectly Wounded" and shot 27 times. 2:50:24 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 2:58:06 - How to be capable and STAY ON THE PATH. 3:15:52 - Closing Gratitude.


    240: Your Fight Against Inertia--A Body At Rest Tends To Stay At Rest. Combat Lessons 2, with Dave Berke.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2020 151:53

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:01:43 - Combat Lessons Book 2.  2:06:20 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 2:08:47 - How to stay on THE PATH.  

    The Unravelling 4: War Party

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2020 88:19

    After the fall of Saddam’s regime, US forces struggle to provide security as an insurgency takes shape. Jocko’s first tour is action-packed, but ends as Iraq spirals out of control.

    The Unravelling 3: A Festering Sore

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2020 69:38

    The traumatic experience of Vietnam shapes the US approach to the Gulf War. The easy victory in Kuwait shapes expectations of the Global War on Terror.

    239: Avoid The Trap. It's Critical to Learn Lessons From Different Angles. With Dave Berke

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2020 155:55

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:08:00 - Combat Lessons: Rank and File in Combat: What They're Doing and How They're Doing It. 1:44:08 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 2:06:32 - How to stay on THE PATH. 2:34:11 - Closing Gratitude.

    The Unravelling 2: Saddam at War

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2020 59:11

    The Cold War and the Islamic revolutions of 1979 raises false hope among US policymakers for Saddam Hussein, whose blood-soaked reign would begin and end in war.

    The Unravelling 1: Defining The Enemy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2020 59:50

    Jocko and Darryl Cooper discuss the "beginnings" of the war on terror.

    238: Shake the World with AWESOMENESS. Ancient Chinese Battle Philosophy. The Wuzi by Wu Chee.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2020 127:29

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:05:35 - Wuzi, by Wu Chee 1:41:21 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 1:42:24 - How to stay on THE PATH. 2:05:31 - Closing Gratitude.

    237: How to Turn a Vision into a Plan For Ultimate Victory. In Battle and in Life. Army Techniques Publication FM 3-21.10

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2020 118:17

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:03:22 - Army Techniques Publication / FM 3-21.10 1:35:08 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 1:36:40 - How to stay on THE PATH. 1:56"08 - Closing Gratitude.  

    236: There Will Be Punishment. You Will Get Beat Down. The Projects, SEALS, and Martial Arts, with Jeff Higgs.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2020 173:13

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:05:49 - Jeff Higgs.  The Projects, Military, and Martial Arts. 2:07:21 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 2:35:30 - How to stay on THE PATH. 2:50:40 - Closing Gratitude.

    235: Setting the Conditions for Victory. w/ Gen. John Gronski From The 2-28

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2020 190:13

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:09:51 - General John Gronski. 2:49:51 - How to stay on THE PATH. 3:08:18 - Closing Gratitude

    234: How to WIN Using Your Mind Rather Than Brute Force. Applying Couter-Insurgency to Life. FM 3-24

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2020 143:17

    0:00:00 - Opening. 0:09:39 - Counter Insurgency Manual. FM 3-24 1:50:57 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 1:55:35 - How to stay on THE PATH. 2:21:07 - Closing Gratitude.

    233: Pressure-Test Yourself and Your Methods. Are you Moving In The Right Direction. The Boer War.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2020 115:41

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:00:47 - The Boer War. By Jay Stone and Erwin Schmidl 1:29:11 - Final thoughts and take-aways.  1:33:05 - How to stay on THE PATH. 1:53:10 - Closing Gratitude.

    232: Do Not Fail To Learn. Adapt to New Environments. The Boer War.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2020 112:23

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:15:25 - The Boer War. By Jay Stone and Erwin Schmidl 1:23:29 - Final Thoughts and take-aways. 1:24:51 - How to stay on THE PATH. 1:50:43 - Closing gratitude.

    231: Welcome Stiff Competition and Keep Your Ego in Check. Top Gun Fighting Tactics. With Dave Berke

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2020 183:38

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:06:01 - Top Gun fighting tactics.  2:27:27 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 2:40:51 - How to stay on THE PATH 3:01:55 - Closing Gratitude.

    230: Push The Envelope and Test Yourself. The Founding of TOP GUN. With Dan Pederson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2020 249:26

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:06:54 - Dan Pederson.  The founding of Top Gun. USN. 3:48:29 - Final Thoughts and take-aways. 3:54:22 - Hot to stay on The PATH. 4:07:06 - Closing Gratitude.  

    229: Pick a Plan and GET AFTER IT. Any Good Plan Executed Boldly is Better Than Indecision. General Omar Bradley

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2020 127:23

    0:00: 00 - Opening 0:10:59 - General Omar Bradley's take on Leadership. 1:49:15 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 1:50:42 - How to stay on THE PATH. 2:06:14 - Closing Gratitude

    228: Put Pressure on Your Mind, Be Your Own General and Be Your Own Soldiers. MCDP 7, Pt.2 With Dave Berke.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2020 188:13

    0:00:00 - Opening 0:35:49 - MCDP 7, Learning Pt.2  2:24:53 - Final thoughts and take-aways. 2:40:25 - How to stay on THE PATH. 3:06:46 - Closing Gratitude.

    227: Learning for Ultimate Winning. With Dave Berke. New Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication. MCDP 7 Learning.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2020 141:27

    0:00:00 - Opening  0:03:05 - MCDP 7, Learning. USMC. 1:59:58 - How to stay on THE PATH. 2:19:24 - Closing Gratitude.  

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