Ryan Hawk is the host of the podcast, "The Learning Leader Show" and author of a new book "Welcome to Management." A lifelong student of leadership, he shares the commonalities of sustained excellence by many of the world's foremost thought leaders. Ryan regularly speaks to Fortune 500 companies about how to develop and maintain a level of excellence. Drawing upon his own experiences, backed by hard empirical evidence and expert insights, his work inspires leaders to achieve and sustain the highest standards. Ryan talks about the leadership lessons he learned from his dad. What's the best advice his dad gave him? Ryan's dad was fascinated by the first 45 minutes of the afternoon NFL training sessions called a "walk through." Why? Ryan's dad taught him "it's harder when you care." How has Ryan learnt to navigate that? Coach Ron Ullery was the coach who built Ryan's character. What parts of his character did Coach Ullery build? What did Coach Ullery teach Ryan about mental toughness and resilience? Ryan admired a coach who personally did more than other coaches or support team. Who specifically? What are three things great leaders DON'T do to sustain excellence? "We do not rise to the level of our goals; we fall to the level of our systems" - James Clear. What is Ryan's most important daily system? How do I know I am leading myself? The two most prevalent attributes of a leader who sustains excellence: thoughtful and intentional Get the "who" right for your company. How do we ensure we have the right person? Why you can't lead anyone else successfully over the long term until you take ownership of leading yourself When Ryan is in a conversation with someone, what is he asking himself? Ryan's ethos: we have never arrived; we are always becoming. What does Ryan want to become? LINKS Ryan Hawk http://learningleader.com Jeff Nichols https://www.themojoradioshow.com/ep-233-jeff-nichols.html Rick Astely https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdkCEioCp24 Remembering Bob Marley with the Wailers performing ''Roots Rock Reggae'' in 1976. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI6jhViSwlQ The Mojo Radio Show website themojoradioshow.com The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/ The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod The Mojo Radio Show Answering Machine 08 7200 6656 08 7200 MOJO The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”. Hunter S Thompson.