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The Burden of Command is a leadership and personal development podcast bringing you leading experts and lessons from history. The Burden of Command is a leadership and management podcast produced just outside of Indianapolis, IN. I interview some of the best minds in the business, share some stories from our history that have a lesson in them, and help you grow yourself and your teams along the way. You can reach me for feedback or guest ideas at Burden.Command@Gmail.com Follow me on twitter @Earl_Breon

May 31, 2020

Timothy R. Clark

Timothy_R_Clark_96cmr.jpgIn this episode, I speak with Dr. Timothy R. Clark of LeaderFactor. We discuss his new book, The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety. Enjoy the show!

Find out more about Tim here:

Website - https://www.leaderfactor.com/timothy-r-clark
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/leaderfactor/
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/leaderfactor/

01:58 - Burden of Command

05:45 - Motivation for Continued Improvement

14:07 - Task Accountability

21:03 - The Psychological Impact of Leadership

29:37 - Moral Injuries

34:46 - Learner Saftey

40:49 - Contributor Safety

42:48 - Challenger Safety

48:56 - Closeout Conversation


May 24, 2020

Timothy Lupfer - Charisma

Timothy-T-Lupfer.jpgIn this episode, I have my first time with a returning guest. Mr. Timothy Lupfer rejoins us to discuss charisma and why it should not be seen as a desired leadership quality. You can find all the particulars on Tim in the notes for his previous episode, here

03:07 - What is Charisma?

05:13 - Alcibiades

17:35 - Jim Jones

23:42 - Egon Weiss & Adolph Hitler

31:12 - Abraham Lincoln and George Washington

38:32 - Guard against Charisma

48:30 - Closeout Discussion

May 17, 2020

Chuck Swoboda

ChuckSwoboda7yrs1.jpgIn this episode, I speak with Chuck Swoboda. Chuck has a long history of leading innovation. From his time with Cree to his work with Marquette University, he has a ton of experience to draw from. Find out more about him and follow his social media presence in the following locations:

Website - https://www.chuckswoboda.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/thechuckswoboda
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thechuckswoboda/
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuck-swoboda/detail/recent-activity/

And his podcast, "Innovators On Tap":

iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovators-on-tap/id1479951001
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/0AhQehfDnL0rlGQrVRl1EG?si=g2biv5zKSeWhceU2WkQezw
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May 10, 2020

Sarah Beaulieu

Sarah_Beaulieu_Web.jpgIn this episode,  I speak with Sarah Beaulieu the author of Breaking The Silence Habit: A Practical Guide To Uncomfortable Conversations In The #METOO Workplace. We touched on a lot of extremely relevant topics that every leader needs to hear right now.

You can find out more about her and her book here:

Web - https://sarahbeaulieu.me/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/sarahbeaulieu
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sarahbeaulieuspeaks
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/beaulieusarah/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sarahbeaulieuspeaks

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May 3, 2020

Sam Schutte

SamSchutte.jpgIn this episode, I speak with Sam Schutte of Unstoppable Software. We touch on his journey, COVID-19 driven change, and entrepreneurship. You can find out more about Sam and Unstoppable Software in the following ways:

Web - https://unstoppablesoftware.com/
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/unstoppablesoftware/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/unstoppablesoft
Email - SSchutte@unstoppablesoftware.com
Unstoppable Talk Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unstoppable-talk/id1464817707

01:00  - Burden of Command

04:27 - Sam's Journey

15:25 - Change and COVID-19

33:00 - Entrepreneurship 

April 26, 2020

Bill Coletti

bc-500x500.pngIn this podcast, I interview Mr. Bill Coletti of Kith. We had a great conversation about leadership and responding to a crisis as well as the impacts it can have on your reputation. YOu can find out more about Bill and Kith int he following locations:

Web - www.kith.co

Twitter - @bcoletti

Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/billcoletti/

01:53 - Burden of Command

06:36 - What is reputation?

10:16 - Crisis or Critical Moment

18:05 - Formal & Informal Leadership

31:15 - COVID19 & Communication

40:20 - Proactive Vs. Reactive



April 19, 2020

Chief Jason Armstrong

Chief_Jason_Armstrong.pngIn this episode, I speak with Chief Jason Armstrong of Ferguson, MO. Police Department. Chief Armstrong has a lot of experience to pull from and share with you. Enjoy the episode!

01:38 - Chief Armstrong's take on The Burden of Command

06:15 - How the Ferguson incident impacted his career

22:00 - Mental Health

28:00 - The Real Ferguson

38:00 - COVID19

54:40 - Contacting the Chief - JArmstrong@FergusonCity.com

April 13, 2020

Tim Lupfer

Timothy-T-Lupfer.jpgIn this episode, I chat with leadership and history expert Timothy Lupfer. As someone who likes to mix those two topics myself, I found this discussion riveting. Since recording, Tim has his site up and running so use that to contact him instead of the email address in the episode.

Website - https://timothytlupfer.com/
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April 6, 2020

Matt Louis

Louis_2018_Headshot.jpgMissionTransitionHC_cover7-199x300.jpgIn this episode, I interview Matt Louis with Louis Advisors. Matt specializes in helping veterans transition into the civilian world. You can find out more about him, his book, and his services by visiting https://matthewjlouis.com/boc/.

Matt has offered his book, for a limited time, at an amazing price. Just follow this link: https://matthewjlouis.com/limited-time-only-sale/ 

Also, be sure to read Matt's recent white paper titled, "Ending Post-9/11 Veteran Suicide A summary of the causes of and potential solutions to a nation-wide scourge."
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March 30, 2020

Ignaz Semmelweis

In this episode, I share the story of a doctor that championed hand washing way before it was cool.
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