Menu Close
Success Quest Podcast

I had the honour of being interviewed on the SuccessQuest podcast.

From their show notes we discuss the following topics:

In this episode we dive DEEP into how to improve our leadership skills! Scott has been in the military from the moment he was graduating high school. Having served 18 years in the military he joins us to speak from his life experience as a veteran and a leadership coach.


About Scott

  • First mission is serving his country and secondary is helping people become better leaders. Last job was a squadron commander of 200 soldiers. 36 years old. Rank of Major. Army logistics Officer. 
  • Why did he join the army? – He had always known since he was little, hometown of 400 people, that he was going to join the military. He wanted to do something different from his family and from his hometown. 
  • What do we do about changing the mindset from becoming money hungry bosses to people loving leaders? 

Can everyone become a leader?

  • YES! Does this mean everyone can become a leader of a country or a nation? Not really, but being a leader at any level is important

What can we do first and foremost to become better leaders?

  • Communication! 
  • Don’t assume people understand you
  • Better to over-communicate then to under communicate

What is the difference between good and bad communication?

  • Information is power, but only if it gets shared. Information is POTENTIAL power. The ability to share it, and share it effectively makes or breaks good leadership. 
  • Make sure that it isn’t something solely relayed but UNDERSTOOD. 
  • Being a leader isn’t a self-imposed title. It’s given through pure action.

How big of a role does trust play in effective communication? 

  • HUGE! But who deserves it? You’ll be better off giving a certain level of trust from the beginning or things can easily spiral out of control. 
  • Key Characteristic of being a leader is looking for the good in people

What are some of the leadership skills you’ve obtained from the military? 

  • Spreading the vision
  • Motivating
  • Having a plan

How to become an efficient Co-Leader?

  • Servant Leadership
  • Making sure needs are being met, understanding those needs, not determining those on your own.
  • Being someone who desires to serve others which translates to good leadership. 
  • Leadership is something that can applied in your daily lives.

Can I be a good communicator without being able to be super articulate?

  • Double Down on your strengths
  • Continue to work on your weaknesses
  • Great leaders don’t necessarily need to be great speakers. Good communication doesn’t necessarily equate to great public speaking

Opportunities to improve leadership are there! Seek them out! 


Join Our Mastermind Community

Learn from Scott and others with our Mastermind Community! Our growth-minded community is for leaders looking to level up their leadership skills and further develop their skills.  If this is of interest to you click here for more information! 

Leaders Growth Mastermind

Subscribe to the Peak Performance Leadership Podcast

Follow Moving Forward Leadership

Join our Leadership Community

Tired of not having a community to discuss leadership with? Well then join our FREE online community where we discuss leadership on a deep and daily basis. 

Get in touch

Need help and want to discuss options with me? Then simply book a discovery call and lets talk on how we can move you forward!

Have Ideas? 

If you have ideas for guests, topics for Monday Leadership Minute, or simply to say hello, then shoot me an email

Leadership to your Inbox!

Sign up for our Monthly Newsletter and see what is happening in the background with me, read the most interesting articles in leadership, as well as get inside information from time-to-time on what I have upcoming!

What did you think of the show?
What was your biggest take away?
Tag us when you share on social media!


Twitter: @leaddontboss

Instagram: @leaddontboss


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *