054: Leadership Tips From Dave Forman, US Submarine Captain

What are the fundamentals of good leadership?

Today’s guest is Captain Dave Forman, US Navy Submarine Captain and founder of Wolfpack Leadership.

Dave provides his clients with practical training and the application of proven leadership methods from US submarines.

He has over 20 years of experience at all leadership levels, from line manager to chief executive. Dave leverages his success and experience as a nuclear submarine Captain to accelerate his clients’ leadership skills.

In this Leadership Jam Session Podcast episode, Dave shares his most significant leadership victories and challenges.

Tune in to learn why the fundamentals of good leadership apply to both the private and military sectors. We’ll also discuss how to keep your team engaged, plus Dave’s advice for new leaders.

Key Takeaways 

– Episode intro (00:00)

– How Dave joined the Navy (01:02)

– Dave’s biggest challenge as a submarine captain (05:04)

– The importance of employee engagement (08:27)

– Military vs. private sector (11:38)

– Dave’s most notable leadership victory (13:41)

– Why mentorship is vital (21:21)

– Dave’s advice for new leaders (25:58)

Leadership Resources

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About the author, Rob

Rob Fonte is the founder and President of Sarto Leadership Group, whose reputation has been built on being a transformational leader and inspirational coach with a passion for developing others. His twenty-year career spans across multiple disciplines including leading award-winning sales teams. Rob is an academically trained Executive Coach certified by The University of Texas and the International Coach Federation.