Bad-boss behavior stems from all-too-common leadership tendencies we carry within us: hubris, arrogance, and a proclivity to abuse power. Let them go unchecked for too long, and your reign as a leader is toast. In a world where leadership seems to be about who’s the loudest and most outlandish, we’re all one step away from being that “leader gone wild.”

Captain John “Coach” Havlik, U.S. Navy SEAL (Retired), led special operations teams around the world during his 31-year naval career, including the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, the SEAL’s most elite operational unit. Captain Havlik was a nationally ranked swimmer and is a member of the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame and Mountaineer Legends Society. 

The Leadership Killer Topics

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

  • Why he decided to join the US Navy, in particular the SEALs
  • The greatest leadership lessons from being a SEAL
  • How he has taken these lessons to the “real world”
  • Why humility is so important to leaders
  • The characters of The Killer and General Hubris
  • How leaders can ensure that their ego doesn’t grow too much
  • How leadership starts from the bottom
  • The best ways to live leadership daily

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