057: Four Attributes of Successful Leaders with Jon Macaskill, Retired Navy SEAL Commander

What are some attributes that successful leaders and teams share?

Jon Macaskill is a retired Navy SEAL commander who served in the military for almost 24 years. He joins me to discuss four attributes of successful leaders he has witnessed throughout his career. 

Today, Jon uses his experience and personal stories to help organizations overcome some of their day-to-day challenges. He is also the host of the ‘Men Talking Mindfulness Podcast,’ where he brings mindfulness and meditation practices to high-performing teams. 

Tune in to learn more about the challenges Jon had to overcome, his advice on team building, and how to recognize a confident leader.

Key Takeaways 

– Why Jon decided to join the Navy (02:27)

– Why military leaders do so well in the corporate world (07:53)

– The challenges of managing in organizations (11:02)

– The traits of high-performing leaders and teams (14:08)

– How to recognize a genuinely confident leader (18:19)

– Dealing with toxic team members (24:02)

– A look into Jon’s ‘Men Talking Mindfulness’ podcast (25:51)

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.