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Wooly Mammoths with 2 Legs in Tar Pit | Anschuetz on Leadership

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Each month, “Anschuetz on Leadership” episodes will look at unique ways that business can approach leadership. Christian Anschuetz is an adventurer, explorer, entrepreneur, United States Marine Corps Captain (not on active duty), and highly inspirational leader. He’s been the CIO of one of the world’s largest advertising firms, CDO of a global safety and supply-chain company, and founded a nonprofit to help connect military veterans with business leaders for mutually beneficial outcomes. He’s currently building his own house, teaching at the Yale School of Management, and starting a couple of new businesses.

Episode 1

The Big Themes:

  • General contractor and owner: Eternal truth: it all comes down to motivating people – from high-tech to one of the most basic human activities, which is building a home.
  • Men and women in uniform: Military members and veterans are great leaders and achievers. Can be enormous assets to businesses looking for character, achievement, team players.
  • Fear kills: The only thing that sells better than sex is fear. Fear of being left out, and fear of not being in the group.
  • The wooly mammoth: Sorry to say but some companies are wooly mammoths from bygone era—they’ve got 2 legs in the tarpit and don’t even realize they’re doomed.

The Big Quote: “You can avoid a lot of the chaos by simply understanding what makes people tick, and how to get the very best out of people.”

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