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How to be a Complete Leader | US Navy SEAL Commander Jon Macaskill

Jon Macaskill is a retired Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. He was born in South
Africa and moved with his parents and 4 siblings to the US when he was 7. He grew up in Ruston, Louisiana where he was an avid
track and cross country runner. After graduating high school, he served briefly as an enlisted sailor in the Navy before receiving an appointment to the US Naval Academy. He has his BS in Mathematics and MS in Operations Research. Jon has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, off the coast of Somalia, and in Panama. He serves as the Deputy Executive Director for Veteran’s PATH, a nonprofit organization that works to introduce meditation and mindfulness to veterans to bring them a sense of Peace, Acceptance,
Transformation and Honor. He also now runs his own consulting company, Macaskill Consulting, LLC, bringing mindfulness
and meditation to high performing teams to aid in dealing with stress, anxiety and depression all while increasing focus, creativity, and productivity.

Topics

During this interview, Jon and I discuss the following topics:

  • His background and story 
  • His leadership development through the US Naval Academy 
  • Leadership lessons he learned during his BUD/S Course
  • His leadership experiences when joining the SEALs
  • Lessons he learned by making mistakes

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