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Crisis Leadership with Rob Papandrea

Every Day, Getting Better, Episode 6

Ryan is joined by Rob Papandrea as the two of them discuss Crisis Leadership.

About Rob Papandrea: Rob works as a senior manager for digital transformation at a Fortune 100 company.  Rob leads a global team of over 80 people.

Rob and Ryan met in college, all be it briefly.  Currently, we both have families with Rob’s being slightly younger than mine.  We currently live on opposite ends of the country and in two very different industries. But they both are in leadership development for our companies and community. 


  • Covid-19 current local conditions
  • One word check-in activity, and why that's important in today's landscape
  • Vulnerability during a time of isolation
  • Building trust during a crisis
  • Does leadership in a crisis feel better
  • Control out of concern
  • Observations of other leaders during crisis
  • Core Values clarification
  • Long term changes as a result of Covid-19
  • Leadership when the leader has no control
  • Character and crisis



Host: Ryan Wakefield

Guest: Rob Papandrea  -  Follow Rob on twitter @runwithrob

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Jocko Willink and Leif Babin talk The Dichotomy of Leadership

Ryan sits down with Jocko Willink and Leif Babin the authors of the best selling book Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink, and Leif Babin and has the pleasure to visit with them about their new book; The Dichotomy of Leadership.  The conversation about their new book visits a few different topics, ranging from coaching, athletics, hazing, and of course, extreme ownership.  Pick up a copy of The Dichotomy of Leadership at your local bookstore, or use this link.

Today's questions for our guests:

  • Did either of you play any athletics in high school?
  • What early lessons did you learn from your coaches or teachers?
  • What are your best practices for coaches trying to build a high performing team?
  • What is it about the message of Extreme Ownership that has resonated so well?
  • How do you view the pivot that your careers have taken post-military life?
  • What about the new book (Dichotomy of Leadership) excites you the most?
  • How would you handle situations where people are engaging in situations that are counter to your organization's ideals?
  • What do you say to undergraduates who feel that trials are necessary to prepare a group?
  • How does a 9-year-old get over his fear of riding his bike?


Host: Ryan Wakefield

Guests: Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Download or subscribe to this show at https://pod.everydaygettingbetter.com

Want to get better?  Visit us at https://everydaygettingbetter.com

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