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Developed and produced by the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning (CALDOL) and the Center for Company-level Leaders (CCL) at the United States Military Academy, West Point New York. This podcast features engaging discussions and is intended to educate and inspire to current and future generations of junior officers and other company level leaders in the US Army. Published every other week, the content of this podcast will help develop your capacity as a leader and provide actionable guidance for improving your organization.

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Developed and produced by the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning (CALDOL) and the Center for Company-level Leaders (CCL) at the United States Military Academy, West Point New York. This podcast features engaging discussions and is intended to educate and inspire to current and future generations of junior officers and other company level leaders in the US Army. Published every other week, the content of this podcast will help develop your capacity as a leader and provide actionable guidance for improving your organization.

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This is such a great resource for the young junior leaders out there. Please keep them coming!

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65 Ratings
Average Ratings
58
4
2
0
1

I can’t hear.

By Oldbarnes - Nov 27 2019
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Sound is way too low.

Great Resource

By Michael 2LT - Apr 12 2018
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This is such a great resource for the young junior leaders out there. Please keep them coming!
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Category Leaders Huddle

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Developed and produced by the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning (CALDOL) and the Center for Company-level Leaders (CCL) at the United States Military Academy, West Point New York. This podcast features engaging discussions and is intended to educate and inspire to current and future generations of junior officers and other company level leaders in the US Army. Published every other week, the content of this podcast will help develop your capacity as a leader and provide actionable guidance for improving your organization.

Rank #1: EP014: What a Brigade Commander Expects from their Subordinate Company Commanders

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This week the Leaders Huddle takes a unique opportunity to sit down with COL Brian Reed, a former brigade commander and current brigade tactical officer at West Point. COL Reed shares with us his perspective on leadership, leader development, and what he expected of his subordinate company commanders. As company commanders our initial exposure to the brigade commander is usually right before change of command inventories start, you can often leave that meeting wishing you had asked more questions. Our conversation with COL Reed takes us through leadership development, professional development, broadening assignments, training, fostering a healthy culture, and finally, we ask COL Reed to share what he knows on learning agility in an organization. If you’re a current company commander, or are about to take the guidon, this podcast will provide you great information to help develop your plan and further your organization.

References Mentioned:

FORMALIZING THE INFORMAL: A NETWORK ANALYSIS OF AN INSURGENCY — COL Reed’s Dissertation on using social network analysis to track Saddam Hussein’s network and ultimately use it to support his capture.

You can connect with us on Facebook at the Company Command and Platoon Leader page and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @cocmd.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart, CPT Guillermo Guandique
Guest: COL Brian Reed
Editor: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Guillermo Guandique

Total 362 words

Nov 15 2016

39mins

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Rank #2: EP036: Encore Presentation — What Platoon Sergeants Expect of Platoon Leaders

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** Encore Presentation of EP017 — “What Platoon Sergeants Expect of Platoon Leaders”
In a unique opportunity to tap into the experience of our Senior Non-commissioned Officers, this episode of the Leaders Huddle Podcast includes Sergeant First Class Harlan Kefalas. SFC Kefalas has been a listener of the podcast and has devoted much of his time and efforts to the practice of leader development, both in self practice and writing. Earlier last year he suggested the topic of this episode so we contacted him at his current job at the White House Transportation Agency. Our discussion is focused on the relationship between a Platoon Leader and their Platoon Sergeant and what it means to have a unified voice, the distinction between “NCO Business” and “Officer Business”, and the stewardship of the unit. If you’re a new PL and want to understand the importance of building a team, creating a shared vision, and the importance of trust between you and your PSG, this is the episode you don’t want to miss.

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You can connect with us on Facebook at the Company Command and Platoon Leader page and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @cocmd.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart, CPT Mike Eisenlohr
Guest: SFC Harlan Kefalas
Editors: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Guillermo Guandique

Total 482 words

Oct 24 2017

40mins

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Rank #3: EP049: Vertical and Horizontal Leader Development

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As the operating environment continues to evolve at an ever increasing pace; the problems leaders face will grow more complex. Traditional leader development programs give leaders several tools but can fall short in instilling permanent change in how a leader thinks about solving new challenges. Today’s episode focuses on how leaders can institute a framework for leader development that gives leaders new tools while also increasing the size of their toolkit.

Key lessons:

  1. Find ways to use what you learn at schools at training in your current position
  2. Coaching can be a powerful tool
  3. Leaders must continually evolve in their leader development practices

References Mentioned:

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT Chad Plenge
Guests: CPT David Weart
Editor: CPT Chad Plenge

Total 431 words

Jul 10 2018

17mins

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Rank #4: EP041: The Power of a Professional Reading Program

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This episode is all about the power of participating in professional reading program. In this episode, David, Micah, Zach, and Josh discuss what they are currently reading and some of their favorite all time books. More importantly we discuss the qualities of a sound professional reading program at the unit level.

References Mentioned:

  1. Escape from Camp Fourteen
  2. Starship Troopers
  3. Accidental Superpower
  4. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  5. Blink
  6. Artemis
  7. We are Legion, We are Bob
  8.  Trust Me, I am Lying
  9. Blackhearts
  10.  American Ulysses
  11. Man’s Search for Meaning
  12. Article on Wolves, Sheep, and Sheepdogs
  13. The Starfish and the Spider
  14. On Combat and On Killing
  15. Once an Eagle
  16. Gates of Fires
  17. The War of Art

Resources Mentioned:

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Hosts:  CPT David Weart
Guests: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Joshua Bowen, CPT Zach Mierva
Editor: CPT David Weart

Total 506 words

Jan 17 2018

47mins

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Rank #5: Encore Presentation of EP015: Unleashing Leadership Potential through Developmental Coaching

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** Encore Presentation of EP015: Unleashing Leadership Potential through Developmental Coaching.

If you’re ready to expand leader development in yourself and your organization, this podcast episode is exactly what you need. In episode 9 we discussed the benefits of mentorship in leader development, revisiting this subject we look at how we can leverage coaching as a tool for leader development. Our guest today is Major (R) Jonathan Silk, Executive Director of Leader Development at UNT Health Science Center and a retired Army major. Jonathan holds an MBA from the University of Texas and an M.A in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University, he has also completed the Columbia Coaching Certification Program (CCCP) at Columbia University. This unique opportunity allows us to tap into Jonathan’s extensive knowledge and experience in coaching individuals to excel in reaching development goals. Earlier this year Jonathan and Maj Brandon Soltwisch published an article titled Coaching 2.0: Developing Winning Leaders for a Complex World. In their article they define coaching and introduce a model that you can apply to your organization.

References Mentioned:

You can connect with us on Facebook at the Company Command and Platoon Leader page and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @cocmd.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart, CPT Micah Klein

Guest: MAJ(R) Jonathan Silk

Editors: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Guillermo Guandique

Total 402 words

Jan 10 2018

46mins

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Rank #6: EP032: Encore Presentation — Mentoring Relationships as a Tool for Leader Development

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**  Encore Presentation of EP009 — “Mentoring Relationships as a Tool for Leader Development”
This week the Leaders Huddle interviews Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Kimball, Director of West Point’s Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning. LTC Kimball holds an EdD in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University and his research on online communities of practice and Army mentoring formed the basis for his book, The Army Officer’s Guide to Mentoring. LTC Kimball walks us through the importance of mentoring, and the obligation we have as leaders to develop members of the profession. We discuss the differences between mentoring, coaching, and counselling, and why developing others must be a greater priority for future leaders. Finally, revisiting a topic from our last podcast, we ask LTC Kimball about his thoughts on the benefits and potential challenges related to e-mentoring.

References Mentioned:

  • ADP 6-22 Army Leadership
  • LTC Raymond Kimball – The Army Officer’s Guide to Mentoring: For a free downloadable copy of The Army Officer’s Guide to Mentoring join the Company Command and Platoon Leader forums

You can connect with us on Facebook at the Company Command and Platoon Leader page and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @cocmd.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about the podcast on iTunes. The podcast is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart
Guest: LTC Raymond Kimball
Editor: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Guillermo Guandique

Total 321 words

Aug 29 2017

35mins

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Rank #7: EP020: Tips for Solving OPORD Dilemma

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In this episode we explore the tactical level of leadership by discussing the art and science of writing Platoon level Operations Orders with 1LT Luke Hutchison, a current Platoon Leader with the 4th Infantry Division. We discuss the different “styles” of OPORDs Luke presents in his article as well as the danger of solely relying on CONOPs. Additionally, we discuss the value of detailed planning and developing agile and adaptive leaders that can adjust as conditions change.

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You can connect with us on Facebook at the Company Command and Platoon Leader page and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @cocmd. Additionally check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum and the new JO Forum Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/juniorofficerforum/

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT Micah Klein
Guest: 1LT Luke Hutchison
Editors: CPT Micah Klein and CPT David Weart

Total 445 words

Feb 21 2017

30mins

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Rank #8: EP030: Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

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Today on the Leaders Huddle we talk to CPT Tiara Walz, a medical services officer and graduate of the Army-Baylor program about the importance of having emotionally intelligent leaders that lead their formations according to the principles of emotional intelligence. Tiara talks about the trust that is created from leading your formation in a way that capitalizes on the principles of emotional intelligence and the distinction between being emotionally intelligent and avoiding the “touchy-feely” concerns that can result from such a leadership philosophy. We’ll also examine how junior officers can use emotional intelligence to relate to today’s generation of Soldiers.

References Mentioned:

  • Emotional Intelligence for Military Leaders by Gerald F. Sewell
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman
  • Emotional Intelligence: A Practical Guide by David Walton
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry
  • Using the MBTI To Form Teams

Other Recommended Sources:

You can connect with us on Facebook at the new Junior Officer Forum Facebook page and check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT Micah Klein
Guest: CPT Tiara Walz
Editor: CPT Micah Klein

Total 354 words

Aug 01 2017

42mins

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Rank #9: EP042: Developing a Five-year Plan

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Welcome back to the Leaders Huddle Podcast. This week Dave and David collaborate on a short episode focused on the importance of developing a five-year career plan. Having a five-year plan is a critical step in managing your career as an officer. If you’ve ever wondered how to start and what to include in your own career plan, this is the episode for you.

References Mentioned:

  • DA PAM 600-3 (Commissioned Officer Professional Development)

Resources Mentioned:

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart
Guest: CPT Dave Lora
Editors and Producers: CPT Micah Klein, CPT David Weart

Total 375 words

Feb 21 2018

16mins

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Rank #10: EP011: The Keys to Effective Officer-NCO Relationships

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Non-commissioned officers are the backbone of the Army. They serve as primary trainers, advisors, and enforcers. The relationship between the officer and their NCO counterpart is critical to empowering subordinates, building cohesion, and creating effective teams. Our discussion today is with Sergeant Major Stanley Hood. SGM Hood has served the Army for over 28 years. His most recent command level assignment was with the 555th Engineer Brigade, “triple nickle”, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. As the first non-commissioned officer on the Leaders Huddle, we ask SGM Hood to share his views on effective officer-NCO relationships. We also cover counselling, leader development, junior officer development, and taking care of Soldiers. If you’re a junior officer preparing to sit down with your platoon sergeant or first sergeant, this podcast will help you shape that discussion in order to create a shared understanding and cohesive team.

References Mentioned:

You can connect with us on Facebook at the Company Command and Platoon Leader page and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @cocmd.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart
Guest: SGM Stanley Hood
Editor: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Guillermo Guandique

Total 327 words

Oct 04 2016

38mins

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Rank #11: EP019: Transitioning to Field Grade Assignments

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This week the Leaders Huddle welcomes back a repeat guest, COL Brian Reed, Brigade Tactical Officer, United States Corps of Cadets to lead a discussion on transitioning from Company Grade to Field Grade Assignments. In this episode, we dive deep into the expectations of Field Grade officers, the importance of establishing effective systems, and the characteristics of an “Iron Major.”  Get your green notebook ready and take notes, this is an episode you can’t afford to miss.

References Mentioned:

  • A Team of Teams by General (ret) Stanley McChrystal
  • East of Chosin by Roy Edgar Appleman

You can connect with us on Facebook at the Company Command and Platoon Leader page and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @cocmd.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart, CPT Westly Lafitte
Guest: COL Brian Reed
Editors: CPT Micah Klein

Total 269 words

Feb 07 2017

42mins

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Rank #12: EP027: You’ve Commissioned, Now What?

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In this episode we provide practical tips and actionable advice for newly commissioned Lieutenants.
If you are en route to your initial training course or first unit as an officer – this episode is for you!  The actions you take before you arrive are critical to your success.  You can prepare for your assignment and the next few years today.
Don’t forget to share this episode on social media and leave a rating/review on iTunes.

References Mentioned:

  • The Army Officer’s Guide, 50th Edition
  • Guide to Effective Military Writing, 3rd Edition

Resources Mentioned:

  • The Entreleadership Podcast by Ramsey Solutions
  • The Learning Leader Podcast by Ryan Hawk
  • Coaching for Leaders Podcast by Dave Stachowiak

You can connect with us on Facebook at the new Junior Officer Forum Facebook page and check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart
Guest: CPT David Lora
Editors and Producers: CPT Micah Klein, CPT David Weart

Total 301 words

Jun 20 2017

25mins

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Rank #13: EP016: Leader Development as a Competitive Advantage

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The Army’s Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback (MSAF) is a powerful tool that is arguably underutilized. It is designed to enhance leader development for Army and Civilian leaders by providing them candid feedback on their performance and behavior from subordinates, superiors, and peers. MSAF can also provide resources for coaching to assist the leader’s developmental growth. Today on the Leaders Huddle we discuss the potentials and shortcomings of the MSAF with COL Kevin McAninch, who’s recent article in the Military Review: How the Army’s Multi-Source Feedback Program Could Become a Catalyst for Leader Development, discussed the current program’s “unpopularity, misuse, and ineffectiveness…then describes ways to improve its efficacy”. We’ll ask COL McAninch on his views of mentorship in feedback and how we can use the MSAF as-is to increase our vertical growth as leaders.

References Mentioned:

You can connect with us on Facebook at the Company Command and Platoon Leader page and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @cocmd.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart, CPT Kyle Stilwell
Guest: COL Kevin McAninch
Editors: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Guillermo Guandique

Total 395 words

Dec 13 2016

48mins

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Rank #14: EP033: Leading a Headquarters and Headquarters (HHC) Company — Challenges and Techniques

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Today on the Leaders Huddle we talk to CPT Nate Wike, a Strategist, and currently working as a strategic planner at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Nate served as a Company Commander for a Headquarters Company in a Brigade Support Battalion as a Field Artillery Officer. Nate debunks some of the myths related to commanding a Headquarters Company and shares his own tricks of the trade for making your time as a Headquarters Commander successful. This episode is a great listen for those future HHC Commanders out there!

References Mentioned:

  • Army Regulation 600-20:Army Command Policy
  • Army Regulation 735-5: Property Accountability Policies
  • FM 21-20: Physical Fitness Training

Other Recommended Sources:

  • CATS (Combined Arms Training Strategies)
  • Taking the Guidon by Nate Allen and Tony Burgess
  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
  • The Commander’s First Sergeant Guide by Joe Byerly

You can connect with us on Facebook at the new Junior Officer Forum Facebook page and check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT Micah Klein and CPT David Weart
Guest: CPT Nate Like
Editor: CPT Micah Klein

Total 333 words

Sep 12 2017

36mins

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Rank #15: Bonus Episode – EP0B1: Communication and the Art of Leadership, a discussion with Captain Gary Klein and Captain Micah Klein

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In this week’s bonus episode we sit down with Captain Gary Klein and our very own Captain Micah Klein to discuss their recent article in the Army AUSA Magazine, E-Communication and the Art of Leadership. Klein & Klein (no relation), share their view on leveraging the advantages of e-communication such as, email, social media, and file sharing to reach large audiences and rapidly share information. We’ll also discuss potential “hidden costs” to flattening an organization that can affect the decision making process, and how to effectively employ e-communication in your organization. Finally Gary and Micah share some insights for those interested in venturing into writing and publication.

CPT Gary M. Klein is a small-group leader at the Maneuver Captains Career Course at Fort Benning, Ga. He has served combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and Djibouti. CPT Micah J. Klein (no relation) is an instructor and operations officer at the U.S. Military Academy. He served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

References Mentioned: For more on e-communication check out E-Communication and the Art of Leadership, by CPT Gary Klein and CPT Micah Klein.

You can connect with us on Facebook at the Company Command and Platoon Leader page and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @cocmd. Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about the podcast on iTunes. The podcast is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart
Guests: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Gary Klein
Editors: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Guillermo Guandique

Total 311 words

Aug 23 2016

52mins

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Rank #16: EP029: Humor and Leadership: A Conversation with Angry Staff Officer

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In a field otherwise centered around seriousness and a proud history of command and control, we take a look at the playful humor and leadership style of one of the Army’s most humorous and outspoken Star Wars; Angry Staff Officer.

In our discussion this week, Angry Staff Officer and our hosts talk about everything from doctrine to leadership and what inspires him to see the Army through a lens of humor. This episode addresses everything from Yoda to haircuts everything in between.

Angry Staff Officer’s Brief Bio:
Angry Staff Officer describes himself as an on-again, off-again angry staff officer, who made the odd jump from enlisted infantry to engineer officer and is now meandering the warrens of Army doctrine, one dog-eared page at a time. He is a member of the Military Writers Guild, and continues to be one of the most active members of the greater military writing community.

References Mentioned:

You can connect with us on Facebook at the new Junior Officer Forum Facebook page and check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart and CPT Zach Mierva
Guest: Angry Staff Officer
Editors and Producers: CPT Micah Klein, CPT David Weart

Total 363 words

Jul 20 2017

21mins

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Rank #17: EP028: Leading Yourself First Through Solitude and Reflection

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In today’s hyperconnected world, solitude for a leader can be a luxury unless you prioritize it. In this week’s episode, we explore the concept of solitude by interviewing Army Reserve Major, Mike Erwin, co-author of the new book “Lead Yourself First.”     

In this discussion, Mike dives into the inspiration for researching and writing the book and provides some practical tips for how leaders can find moments of solitude throughout their day.

Mike’s Bio:  
Michael S. Erwin is a graduate of West Point and served two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. He now serves as the CEO of the Character & Leadership Center and the President of The Positivity Project. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Team Red, White, & Blue, a veteran-support non-profit with more than 100,000 members nationwide. Mike continues to serve as a Major in the Army Reserves and is an Assistant Professor in Leadership and Psychology at West Point. He lives with his family in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

References Mentioned:

You can connect with us on Facebook at the new Junior Officer Forum Facebook page and check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart
Guest: MAJ (Reserves) Mike Erwin
Editors and Producers: CPT Micah Klein, CPT David Weart

Total 445 words

Jul 03 2017

35mins

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Rank #18: EP024: Taking the Guidon — 15 Years Later (Part 1 of 2)

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Today on the Leaders Huddle we speak with COL (R) Tony Burgess and COL (R) Nate Allen, Co-founders of CompanyCommand.com and PlatoonLeader.org and authors of “Taking the Guidon: Exceptional Leadership at the Company Level.” Fifteen years ago and fresh out of company command, then Captains Burgess and Allen published a book that would quickly become a must-read for all officers preparing to “take the guidon.” Today we sit down with both authors and discuss their impetus for writing the book and take a deep dive into the concepts of “big rocks”, vision, and the characteristics of a winning team. Our discussion with these two leader developers was so great we couldn’t fit it into just one episode. This will be a two part series.

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You can connect with us on Facebook at the new Junior Officer Forum Facebook page and check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart, CPT Wes Lafitte
Guests: Tony Burgess, Nate Allen
Editors and Producers: CPT Micah Klein, CPT David Weart, CPT Guillermo Guandique

Total 405 words

May 09 2017

40mins

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Rank #19: EP046: Interview with COL Eric Lopez from Lopez on Leadership

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Today on the Leaders Huddle, CPT Weart sits down with COL Eric Lopez from the popular new “Lopez on Leadership” YouTube channel. David sits down with COL Lopez and examines topics ranging from generational leadership, digital engagement, and the Branch Week series currently being aired on his YouTube channel. COL Lopez’s message on people, family, and leadership makes this episode one that you can’t miss!

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Other Recommended Sources:

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart
Guest: COL Eric Lopez
Editor: MAJ Micah Klein

Total 438 words

May 29 2018

36mins

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Rank #20: Bonus Episode – EP0B2: Leadership in a Digital Age – A Roundtable Discussion

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This bonus episode features a group interview of an incredible list of accomplished military writers and bloggers. Our guests include: 1) Jessica Scott, an Active duty Army officer and USA Today Bestselling author of the Homefront & Coming Home series. She’s also written for PBS Point of View on Women and War as well as for the popular blog War on the Rocks. Her latest release is a suspense novel The Long Night. 2) LTC Andrew Steadman is an Army Infantry Officer and creator of the leader development blog, The Military Leader. He is a father of two, a founding member of the Military Writers Guild, and is slated to take command of an Infantry Battalion next summer. 3) Major Joe Byerly is an Army Armor Officer and creator of the leader development blog, From the Green Notebook. He is currently a squadron XO in the 4th Infantry Division. 4) MAJ Nathan Finney is an Army Strategist, he is a founding board member of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum; Creator, Co-founder and Editor of the Strategy Bridge; and a founding member of the Military Writers Guild. MAJ Finney is also involved with the PIPS Military Fellowship at the College of William & Mary. The discussion featured in this episode is a preview of a panel our four guests will serve on at the annual AUSA meeting on October 3rd in Washington D.C. This episode is chock full of valuable nuggets of information and inspiration to help you become a better leader, writer, and thinker.

Resources and Websites Mentioned:

You can connect with us on Facebook at the Company Command and Platoon Leader page and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @cocmd.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Hosts: CPT Micah Klein and CPT David Weart

Total 558 words

Sep 27 2016

1hr 26mins

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EP053: Classes of Supply

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Understanding the classes of supply are important for every leader in the Army.  Junior Officers will be asked to resource training events, missions, and daily operations.  A firm knowledge of the nine classes of supply will help them achieve success.

Key lessons:

  • Understanding the nine classes of supply will help you and your organization

You can connect with us on Facebook @ArmyJuniorOfficer and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @jo_center
Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about the podcast on iTunes.

Host: CPT David Weart
Guests: None
Editor: CPT David Weart

Total 140 words

Sep 25 2018

7mins

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EP052: Redefining the Modern Military

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Ethics are the thing that prevent us from getting in trouble. After a mistake has been made or a rule has been broken, all you are left with is law. Ethics play a key role in keeping us out of trouble and guiding us to make good decisions. Ethical failures reflect on the entire institution; ethical successes reflect on the individual often seen as valor and courage.

Key lessons:

  1. Ethical failures reflect on the entire institution
  2. Upholding the professional military ethic is the responsibility of everyone
  3. Individual effort can be more important than sweeping initiatives

You can connect with us on Facebook @ArmyJuniorOfficer and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @jo_center

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Host: CPT Chad Plenge
Guests: Ty Mayfield and Steve Foster
Editor: CPT Chad Plenge

Total 188 words

Sep 11 2018

32mins

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Rebroadcast EP002: What Company Commanders Expect From Their Lieutenants

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NOTE:  This episode originally aired June 16, 2016.

Today we interview two recent Company Commanders, Captain Jerry Gorss and Captain Randy Shed about what they expected from their Lieutenants.
In this episode, we discuss the importance of integrity, taking initiative and being proactive. Jerry brings a unique perspective from the aviation community on the importance of being a competent pilot in the air as well as a good leader on ground for your unit. Randy with over 30 months as a rifle company and headquarters company commander expresses the importance of gaining trust in subordinates and being a team player. If you are a cadet or a lieutenant waiting to get to your first platoon, this is the episode you cannot afford to miss.
Inspirational quote about leading platoons from General Dwight D. Eisenhower:
“Platoon leaders do not get their platoon to go by getting up and shouting, ‘I am smarter. I am bigger. I am stronger. I am the leader.’ They get their platoons to go along with them because they want to do it for them and they believe in them.”

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

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Hosts: CPT Dave Lora and CPT David Weart
Guests: CPT Jerry Gorss and CPT Randy Shed
Editor: CPT Micah Klein

Total 438 words

Aug 21 2018

40mins

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EP051: Platoon Leader/Platoon Sergeant Relationship

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The relationship between a platoon leader and platoon sergeant can be instrumental in the career of a new lieutenant. A typical platoon leader has very little military experience where the platoon sergeant has around a decade’s worth of experience and knowledge. Yet, the platoon leader is ultimately responsible for everything that happens or fails to happen. Successfully navigating this dynamic to build a strong relationship can prove challenging, but can pay dividends if done successfully. In this episode of the Leaders Huddle we discuss the Platoon Leader/Platoon Sergeant relationship.

Key lessons:

  1. Successful relationships require both parties to actively participate
  2. Leaders continually learn and develop others
  3. NCOs can truly impact an officer’s career for years after the relationship

Acronyms/Uncommon Words:
Firstie: A college senior at West Point

References Mentioned:   

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

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Host: CPT Chad Plenge
Guests: SFC Chgward Williams
Editor: CPT Chad Plenge

Total 441 words

Aug 07 2018

38mins

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EP050: Leaders Huddle at 50 Episodes

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Leaders Huddle reached a major milestone, its 50th episode. Co-creators MAJ Micah Klein and CPT David Weart reflect on the past 50 episodes and discuss the way ahead for the podcast. CPT Chad Plenge also joins the podcast as the new co-host.

Key lessons:

  1. No best way to solve a problem; context matters
  2. Leaders can make ideas come to reality
  3. Feedback is a powerful tool to shape leaders (and the podcast)

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT Chad Plenge
Guests: MAJ Micah Klein and CPT David Weart
Editor: MAJ Micah Klein

Total 339 words

Jul 24 2018

21mins

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EP049: Vertical and Horizontal Leader Development

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As the operating environment continues to evolve at an ever increasing pace; the problems leaders face will grow more complex. Traditional leader development programs give leaders several tools but can fall short in instilling permanent change in how a leader thinks about solving new challenges. Today’s episode focuses on how leaders can institute a framework for leader development that gives leaders new tools while also increasing the size of their toolkit.

Key lessons:

  1. Find ways to use what you learn at schools at training in your current position
  2. Coaching can be a powerful tool
  3. Leaders must continually evolve in their leader development practices

References Mentioned:

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT Chad Plenge
Guests: CPT David Weart
Editor: CPT Chad Plenge

Total 431 words

Jul 10 2018

17mins

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EP048: PCS Tips and Tricks

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It’s the summer PCS season and what better time to talk about some moving advice for our Army family listeners out there. Are you confused between the difference of a PPM/DITY or full move? We get into the mechanics of the RFO, orders, and moving process as well as give some practical advice.

Key lessons:

  1. Check your orders
  2. Leaders manage transitions
  3. Check your lease/contract

Acronyms:

  • Personal procured move (PPM)
  • Request for Orders (RFO)
  • Assignment Interactive Module (AIM 2)

References Mentioned:

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: MAJ Micah Klein
Guests: CPT David Lora and CPT Kyle Stilwell
Editor: MAJ Micah Klein

Total 426 words

Jun 26 2018

42mins

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EP047: Everything You Need to Know About FLEP – Part 2

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Today on the Leaders Huddle is part 2 of 2 where Micah sits down with Captain Hannah He to discuss everything that a junior officer needs to know when he/she is considering an application of the Funded Legal Education Program. In this part of the series, Hannah provides some actionable tips to junior officers that are considering applying for the program. Hannah discusses the Active Duty Service Obligation related to the FLEP, law school application insider tips and advice for how to approach your career aspirations with your current chain of command.

References Mentioned:

Other Recommended Sources:

  • Army FLEP Facebook Group (Search “Army FLEP”)

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: MAJ Micah Klein
Guest: CPT Hannah He
Editor and Producer: MAJ Micah Klein

Total 402 words

Jun 12 2018

37mins

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EP046: Interview with COL Eric Lopez from Lopez on Leadership

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Today on the Leaders Huddle, CPT Weart sits down with COL Eric Lopez from the popular new “Lopez on Leadership” YouTube channel. David sits down with COL Lopez and examines topics ranging from generational leadership, digital engagement, and the Branch Week series currently being aired on his YouTube channel. COL Lopez’s message on people, family, and leadership makes this episode one that you can’t miss!

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Other Recommended Sources:

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart
Guest: COL Eric Lopez
Editor: MAJ Micah Klein

Total 438 words

May 29 2018

36mins

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EP045: Everything You Need to Know About FLEP – Part 1

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Today on the Leaders Huddle is part 1 of 2 where Micah sits down with CPT Hannah He to discuss everything that a junior officer needs to know when he/she is considering an application for the Funded Legal Education Program. Hannah dives into some of the intricacies of assignments, application processes, and internships associated with the program. This episode is rich on information and is a great listen for potential FLEP officers or leaders of junior officers that might be considering the FLEP program so he/she can provide recommendations and counseling on a more informed level.
References Mentioned:

  • References will be provided on Part 2 of this episode

Other Recommended Sources:

  • Other Resources will be provided on Part 2 of this episode

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: MAJ Micah Klein
Guest: CPT Hannah He
Editor and Producer: MAJ Micah Klein

Total 391 words

May 08 2018

31mins

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EP044: Readiness Series #2 — Medical Readiness

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Welcome back to the Leaders Huddle Podcast. This week we are continuing with our Readiness series with a focus on medical readiness. Joining us in the huddle is a currently serving battalion-level Physician’s Assistant (PA), CPT Christopher Barber. CPT Barber has a wealth of knowledge and experience to inform the Leaders Huddle listeners on how leaders can improve their formation’s readiness and their Soldiers’ quality of life. This is a can’t miss conversation.

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Resources Mentioned:

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart
Guest: CPT Chris Barber
Editors and Producers: MAJ Micah Klein, CPT David Weart

Total 474 words

Apr 11 2018

46mins

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EP043: Quick Tutorial on Additional Duties

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Welcome back to the Leaders Huddle Podcast. Inspired by Micah’s recent return from a short deployment to Afghanistan, the huddle takes a quick look into the various additional duties a junior officer can be assigned. From Unit Movement Officer to Unit Status Reporting, Micah and David have had several additional duties. We break down a few of these important positions and suggest ways that leaders can use such assignments as developmental opportunities for their subordinates.

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Resources Mentioned:

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart
Guest: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Chad Plenge
Editors and Producers: CPT Micah Klein, CPT David Weart

Total 401 words

Mar 06 2018

24mins

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EP042: Developing a Five-year Plan

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Welcome back to the Leaders Huddle Podcast. This week Dave and David collaborate on a short episode focused on the importance of developing a five-year career plan. Having a five-year plan is a critical step in managing your career as an officer. If you’ve ever wondered how to start and what to include in your own career plan, this is the episode for you.

References Mentioned:

  • DA PAM 600-3 (Commissioned Officer Professional Development)

Resources Mentioned:

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart
Guest: CPT Dave Lora
Editors and Producers: CPT Micah Klein, CPT David Weart

Total 375 words

Feb 21 2018

16mins

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EP041: The Power of a Professional Reading Program

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This episode is all about the power of participating in professional reading program. In this episode, David, Micah, Zach, and Josh discuss what they are currently reading and some of their favorite all time books. More importantly we discuss the qualities of a sound professional reading program at the unit level.

References Mentioned:

  1. Escape from Camp Fourteen
  2. Starship Troopers
  3. Accidental Superpower
  4. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  5. Blink
  6. Artemis
  7. We are Legion, We are Bob
  8.  Trust Me, I am Lying
  9. Blackhearts
  10.  American Ulysses
  11. Man’s Search for Meaning
  12. Article on Wolves, Sheep, and Sheepdogs
  13. The Starfish and the Spider
  14. On Combat and On Killing
  15. Once an Eagle
  16. Gates of Fires
  17. The War of Art

Resources Mentioned:

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer Forum at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

You can connect with the Junior Officer (JO) Forum  on Facebook at the Junior Officer Forum Facebook page or check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

You can connect with the Leaders Huddle on Facebook at LeadersHuddle or Twitter @leaders_huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Hosts:  CPT David Weart
Guests: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Joshua Bowen, CPT Zach Mierva
Editor: CPT David Weart

Total 506 words

Jan 17 2018

47mins

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Encore Presentation of EP015: Unleashing Leadership Potential through Developmental Coaching

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** Encore Presentation of EP015: Unleashing Leadership Potential through Developmental Coaching.

If you’re ready to expand leader development in yourself and your organization, this podcast episode is exactly what you need. In episode 9 we discussed the benefits of mentorship in leader development, revisiting this subject we look at how we can leverage coaching as a tool for leader development. Our guest today is Major (R) Jonathan Silk, Executive Director of Leader Development at UNT Health Science Center and a retired Army major. Jonathan holds an MBA from the University of Texas and an M.A in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University, he has also completed the Columbia Coaching Certification Program (CCCP) at Columbia University. This unique opportunity allows us to tap into Jonathan’s extensive knowledge and experience in coaching individuals to excel in reaching development goals. Earlier this year Jonathan and Maj Brandon Soltwisch published an article titled Coaching 2.0: Developing Winning Leaders for a Complex World. In their article they define coaching and introduce a model that you can apply to your organization.

References Mentioned:

You can connect with us on Facebook at the Company Command and Platoon Leader page and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @cocmd.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart, CPT Micah Klein

Guest: MAJ(R) Jonathan Silk

Editors: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Guillermo Guandique

Total 402 words

Jan 10 2018

46mins

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EP040: Everything You Need to Know About VTIP

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Welcome back to the Leaders Huddle Podcast. This week we dive into the Voluntary Transfer Incentive Program (VTIP) by interviewing an officer who made the jump from Ordinance to FA57 Information Operations. This episode breaks down the process of going through the VTIP and who should consider switching to a functional area. Additionally, we also talk about the mechanics of duty assignment selection and career tracks. If you ever wanted to learn more about the VTIP process or various functional areas, this is the episode for you!

References Mentioned:

  • MILPER Messages
  • DA PAM 600-3 (Commissioned Officer Professional Development)

You can connect with us on Facebook at the new Junior Officer Forum Facebook page and check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Hosts: CPT Micah Klein
Guest: MAJ Hank Breton
Editors: CPT Micah Klein, CPT David Weart

Total 274 words

Dec 22 2017

31mins

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EP039: Everything You Need To Know About Project Warrior

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This episode, we bring back MAJ Gary Klein to talk about his experience from his broadening experience in the Project Warrior program. Re-established in 2013, Project Warrior assigns highly competitive junior officer and post command Captains to serve as Observer, Coach, Trainers (OCTs) at one of Combat Training Center locations with a follow on assignment as a Small Group Leader (SGL) at a branch specific Captain’s Career Course. Gary explains the process for selection into Project Warrior as well the benefits and challenges of this unique broadening experience.   If you are searching for a post command position, this is a must listen episode. You can connect with Gary on twitter @garymklein

References Mentioned:
Article in the Armor Magazine: Project Warrior: Bridging the Gap Between the Operational and Institutional Army

Article on the Small War Journal: The Developmental Opportunities Inherent in Becoming an OCT

You can connect with us on Facebook at the new Junior Officer Forum Facebook page and check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Hosts: CPT Micah Klein, CDT David Lora
Guest: MAJ Gary Klein
Editors: CPT Micah Klein, CPT David Weart

Total 342 words

Dec 05 2017

37mins

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EP038: Readiness Series #1 – Command Maintenance

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Every Monday morning, line units across the Army form up to conduct maintenance. It is literally what keeps the Army rolling along. Without a properly executed maintenance program, our vehicles, digital systems, and equipment can cease to be effective. Today on the Leaders Huddle we dive into a series on Readiness, starting with best practices for executing a proper maintenance program in any battalion. Whether you’re a new lieutenant, or a seasoned executive officer, the terminology and processes that govern the Army’s maintenance program can quickly become overwhelming. We will discuss various TTP’s that help leaders identify gaps in their knowledge, or their unit’s knowledge, and resources to get everyone on the same page. It all starts with leader presence and leader involvement. From making maintenance a part of your culture to making maintenance part of training, the effort you put into your program will serve you best when it’s time to roll out.

References Mentioned:
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Resources Mentioned:
Logistician’s Smart Sheet – Available here on the Junior Officer Forum

You can connect with us on Facebook at the new Junior Officer Forum Facebook page and check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Hosts: CPT David Weart, CPT Wes Lafitte
Editors: CPT Micah Klein, CPT David Weart, CPT Guillermo Guandique

Total 363 words

Nov 21 2017

31mins

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EP037: Army Publications for Beginners

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This week on the Leaders Huddle are focused on the basics of Army publications. We discuss the types of Army publications, where to find them and what they are used for. If you are a junior leaders in the Army, you can’t afford to miss this episode.

References Mentioned:

  1. AR 600-20: Army Command Policy
  2. AR 350-1: Army Training and Leader Development
  3. AR 735-5: Property Accountability Procedures
  4. AR 25-50: Managing Correspondence
  5. DA PAM 600-3: Commissioned Officer Professional Development and Career Management
  6. AR and DA PAM 623-3: Army Evaluation System
  7. FM 3-0
  8. FM 6-0
  9. FM 6-22
  10. FM 7-0

Resources Mentioned:

  • Army Publishing Directorate
  • Logistics Information Warehouse

You can connect with us on Facebook at the new Junior Officer Forum Facebook page and check out the new Junior Officer Forum Twitter handle at @JO_Forum.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart
Guest: CPT Doug Meyer
Editors: CPT Micah Klein, CPT David Wears, CPT Guillermo Guandique

Total 371 words

Nov 07 2017

19mins

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EP036: Encore Presentation — What Platoon Sergeants Expect of Platoon Leaders

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** Encore Presentation of EP017 — “What Platoon Sergeants Expect of Platoon Leaders”
In a unique opportunity to tap into the experience of our Senior Non-commissioned Officers, this episode of the Leaders Huddle Podcast includes Sergeant First Class Harlan Kefalas. SFC Kefalas has been a listener of the podcast and has devoted much of his time and efforts to the practice of leader development, both in self practice and writing. Earlier last year he suggested the topic of this episode so we contacted him at his current job at the White House Transportation Agency. Our discussion is focused on the relationship between a Platoon Leader and their Platoon Sergeant and what it means to have a unified voice, the distinction between “NCO Business” and “Officer Business”, and the stewardship of the unit. If you’re a new PL and want to understand the importance of building a team, creating a shared vision, and the importance of trust between you and your PSG, this is the episode you don’t want to miss.

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Resources Mentioned:

You can connect with us on Facebook at the Company Command and Platoon Leader page and on Twitter using the Twitter handle @cocmd.

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart, CPT Mike Eisenlohr
Guest: SFC Harlan Kefalas
Editors: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Guillermo Guandique

Total 482 words

Oct 24 2017

40mins

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I can’t hear.

By Oldbarnes - Nov 27 2019
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Sound is way too low.

Great Resource

By Michael 2LT - Apr 12 2018
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This is such a great resource for the young junior leaders out there. Please keep them coming!