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71. Nathan Crankfield | Seeking Excellence: Daily Strategies for Living and Leading a Life of Excellence

Leadership Junkies Podcast

Do you struggle to live and lead in alignment with your priorities? Are you looking for clarity on who you are as a leader? Are you committed to living and leading an integrated life? Our special guest Nathan Crankfield is here to answer these and many other questions about what it takes to live and lead an integrated life. Nathan Crankfield was baptized Lutheran, but entered the Catholic Church at age 13, becoming the first Catholic in his family. He graduated from Mount St. Mary's University. After graduation, Nathan was commissioned and trained as an Infantry officer, where he completed U.S. Army Airborne School, Ranger School and then served in the 82nd Airborne Division. After a deployment to Afghanistan, Nathan knew it was time to pursue his love for evangelization. Throughout his life, Nathan has cultivated a deep passion for encouraging others to fulfill their potential and purpose. After the Army he served with the Dynamic Catholic Institute, where he helped parish priests and leaders grow their leadership. Nathan now serves as a Resident Director at Benedictine College. Most important, during COVID Nathan launched his passion organization, Seeking Excellence, which was created to live this mission: “We want to inspire you to take responsibility for every area of your life. We want to push you to reach your full potential as the person you were created to be. … Our commitment is to get you to move in the direction that leads to your fulfilled potential. The Impact Leadership Podcast is brought to you by Cardivera, the leadership development eco-system that helps you grow your people, grow your business and grow your life. Show Notes Episode highlights… Breakdowns in leadership when leaders fail to walk their talk The importance of assessing where you are and strategically plotting a course to your desired objectives Impactful leadership and culture lessons from R.O.T.C. Strategies and leadership for building great teams Understanding that having and creating fun is an important leadership skill What it means to lead by going first for others to follow Leaders must constantly assess how well they’re living their own talk and stay aligned with their talk Leadership is not about perfection but a deeply held conviction and commitment to excellence The vital role of vulnerability in all forms of leadership The reality that people will judge you either way – whether you’re vulnerable or not (let them judge you for your most authentic self) Vulnerability builds credibility and followership The importance of getting clear on your priorities and then living and leading in alignment with those priorities What is means to live a prioritized life focused on what and who you serve Living and leading an integrated life (living as a renaissance man) The Seven Pillars of Excellence – mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, professional and social Plan your day and week (and assess your day and week) in alignment with your Seven Pillars of Excellence Life leadership lessons from family challenges Leaders face the danger or chaos by running towards God and themselves Resources: Nathan Crankfield nathan@thosewhoseek.org Seeking Excellence Ministry Website Seeking Excellence Instagram Seeking Excellence Facebook Seeking Excellence Podcast


30 Nov 2020

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11/02/20 Nathan Crankfield


Former Lutheran Nathan Crankfield shares what led him to the Catholic faith. JonMarc Grodi hosts.


3 Nov 2020

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EP20 - Virtue Challenge - Justice w/ Nathan Crankfield


Stephen J. Caruso, Oliver Pappas and myself recently launched, hosted and completed a 13 Day Virtue Challenge hosted on Instagram Live.  Daily conversations exploring Ben Franklin’s 13 human virtues as a framework to elevate our clarity, up our performance and to inspire us to strive for excellence in life and in Faith.  We are relaunching all episodes on the Alto podcast! In this conversation, Leo hosts Nathan Crankfield to explore and unpack the virtue of Justice "Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty."Nathan is the founder of Seeking Excellence, a non-profit ministry, blog, podcast and content resource. He currently serves as a Parish Consultant for the Dynamic Catholic Institute. In addition, he is a former Army Infantry Officer (Ranger, 82nd Airborne Division) and a graduate of Mount St. Mary University. Key Episode Takeaways:Justice is to charity as gratitude is to contentment. We are called to charity - freely giving someone something they may not deserve from us. Build courage, by doing things that make you afraid. Learn more about Nathan and Seeking Excellence: Instagram: @ncrank23 @seeking365 Website: www.thosewhoseek.org "Black and White Like Me" series with Bobby Angel. Learn more about Libertas and shop Faith-inspired adventure merch at www.libertasalive.com. Use code alto10 for 10% OFF at checkout! Please rate, review and share - God bless and Verso l'alto! Dope Music:Dream Catcher by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4650-dream-catcherLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


11 Sep 2020

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Cultivating Spiritual Endurance (feat. Nathan Crankfield)

Beautiful Depths: The Podcast

The path to sainthood is not easy. Don't worry, we're right there with you, friends! This week, we are joined by special guest Nathan Crankfield, a former Army Infantry Officer and founder and president of Seeking Excellence. Nathan shares about the importance of cultivating spiritual endurance for the challenging journey to sainthood, offers practical tips to help you grow in discipline, and encouragement for embracing suffering. Join us as we talk all about striving to be a whole saint - mind, body and spirit. Click HERE to read this week's related blog post! Click HERE to subscribe and receive future blog posts and podcasts to your inbox every Monday! Nathan's Ministry: Seeking Excellence Recommended Resources:  (Book) Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl (Book) Fortitude by Dan Crenshaw (Book - please note that this book contains strong language and is graphic) Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins  (Book) Witness to Joy by Chiara Corbella Petrillo (Song) Show Me by Audrey Assad


31 Aug 2020

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Echoes & Hope: Nathan Crankfield

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Nathan Crankfield is a 2015 graduate of Mount St. Mary's College in the Army ROTC. After completing Army Airborne and Ranger Schools, he served three years as an officer in the US Army, including a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan during which he was awarded with the Bronze Star. Nathan now lives in Cincinnati, where he works as a Parish Consultant for the Dynamic Catholic Institute.Music: "Homebound" and "Concrete Jungle" by Audiobinger © 2018, editedhttps://freemusicarchive.org/music/AudiobingerUsed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License


12 Feb 2020