Episodes
Please enjoy Preston's conversation with Jay Hennessey, focused on his perspective of developing both SEALs and Professional Baseball players, as well as the lessons he has learned along the way. Jay is currently the Vice-President of Learning and Development at the Cleveland Indians (soon to be the Cleveland Guardians). Prior to joining the Guardians, Jay spent 25 years in Naval Special Warfare (The Navy SEALS). During the latter part of his career, he was the Commanding Officer, Naval...
Published 07/26/21
Please enjoy Preston's conversation with Dan Dworkis on "lessons from the ER and beyond on developing the tools it takes to succeed during emergencies and apply knowledge under pressure". Daniel Dworkis is a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at LAC+USC and a medical officer for the Indian Health Service. His work focuses on the interface of emergency departments and population health, with an emphasis on geospatial analysis. He is the founder of The Lever institute, a virtual...
Published 07/19/21
In 2013, Jimmy Lee Dykes walked out of his house in Alabama, boarded a school bus, and abducted an autistic child. He then retreated into a bunker and contacted law enforcement with a list of demands. This Teamcast is about how the Federal Bureau of Investigations Hostage Rescue Team rescued that child. The recording does not name any of the agents involved and was done with the permission and support of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the intent to show one aspect of the pressures...
Published 07/05/21
Please enjoy Harry's conversation with Professor Kate Stevens and Ben Pronk. Kate is a cognitive scientist and Professor in Psychology who’s work investigates humans interacting with each other, their environment, and with technology. Ben is a veteran and former Commanding Officer of Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment and is now the managing partner of Mettle Global. They have a broad ranging discussion on whether or not creativity is more prevalent or necessary in the MCTI community, or is...
Published 06/21/21
Please enjoy Preston's conversation with Rowdy Muir on the evolution of Wildland Fire. Rowdy Muir came up through the ranks in the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management and currently is a District Ranger on the Ashley National Forest in Utah and is an Area Commander on one of three existing Area Command Teams.
Published 06/08/21
Please enjoy Preston's conversation with Command Chief Master Sergeant Greg Smith on the evolution of Special Operations Forces. Command Chief Master Sergeant Gregory A. Smith is the tenth command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Florida. He assumed the position on July 11, 2019. Chief Smith entered the U.S. Air Force in 1990 as an aircraft armament systems specialist. His initial assignment was with the 3246th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. In...
Published 05/24/21
The DR5 model In this episode, Dr. Zab Johnson, Dr. Al’ai Alvarez, and Dr Preston Cline will break down the DR5 model using a Trauma Resuscitation scenario. The DR5 represents the latest version of the original MCTI Learning Diagnostic Tool (The LERP and then the DR4) that was developed through a collaborative inquiry process between the Mission Critical Team Institute, Naval Special Warfare, and the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative (UPENN), to improve the training for hostage rescue teams....
Published 05/10/21
Preston converses with ret. Chief Bob Maynes of FDNY and Chief Dan Oltrogge of Wildland Fire on the Southwest Incident Management Team at 9/11.
Published 04/26/21
Clare Murphy talks with Dr. Martin and Nurse Griffiths about the world of medicine, how the medical community operates under pressure, how the training shapes the doctor, life on deployment, strategies for coping in crisis, and the power of narrative medicine. As well as how the telling of doctors stories supports doctors to stay in the profession. Reading List: Atul Gawande, Being Mortal Henry Marsh, Do No Harm Christie Watson, The Language of Kindness Rita Charon, Narrative Medicine Kathryn...
Published 04/12/21
NASA Chief Flight Director Holly Ridings' talk with Dr. Preston Cline Holly Ridings was selected by NASA in 2018 as the first female chief flight director. Holly hails from Amarillo, Texas, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Texas AandM University. She joined NASA in 1998 as a flight controller in the thermal operations group. She was first selected as a flight director in 2005. Since then, she has served as the lead flight director for several missions...
Published 03/29/21
Please enjoy Harry's conversation with Dr Deane-Peter Baker, Associate Professor and Co-Convener (w Prof David Kilcullen) of the Future Operations Research Group in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Canberra (Australian Defence Force Academy). They have a broad ranging discussion on the morality and ethics related to being in MCTs, including new insights into the ground of moral injury and moral literacy. Below are some of the resources...
Published 03/15/21
Please enjoy Preston and Coleman's conversation with NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Drew Morgan.
Published 02/15/21
Special Operations Group (Victoria Police) - https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/special-operations-group-inside-the-world-of-the-police-other-cops-call-when-they-are-in-trouble-20170621-gwvbfv.html Special Operations Group (Victoria Police) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Police_Special_Operations_Group Suffering as Privilege - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/residue-processing-extreme-experiences-preston-cline/?articleId=6658044186366930944 Jergertroppen (The Hunting Troop)...
Published 02/02/21
The Wanderers Education Program - https://www.sasresourcesfund.org.au/static/uploads/files/wep-wanderers-education-program-2019-wfvdwwznbjgo.pdf Dr Jean Twenge – www.jeantwenge.com Danny Cooper - https://komanchi.com.au/ Danny Cooper - https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/persons/daniel-cooper Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman Papillon – Henri Charriere Iditarod Trail Invitational 2021 - https://www.iditarodtrailinvitational.com ITI 1000 Invitational –...
Published 01/04/21
Enjoy my conversation with legend and teammate, Harry Moffitt, our MCTI Director, Australia & New Zealand, Psychologist, and Veteran of the Australian Army's most elite unit. Thanks, Harry! The Station Foundation https://thestationfoundation.org The COMMIT Foundation https://www.commitfoundation.org/ Doug Zembiec https://vimeo.com/169599802 Drown Proofing...
Published 11/02/20
Pleas enjoy my conversation with my buddies, patriots, teammates, and great humans, Bill Kraus and Steve "Newt" Newton!
Published 10/23/20
This is my conversation with combat veteran and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker, Trey Free. Among many other things, Trey reminds us in this conversation that "Quitting is a mindset, not a decision!" *A reminder that anything Trey says here are his thoughts, and his thoughts alone. He is not representing his former or current organization.* Trey is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, then Air Force special operations Combat Controller, a guy I consider an expert in selection, assessment, and...
Published 10/06/20
After Action Reviews, by Coleman Ruiz (https://missioncti.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/AAR-v.1.-10-02-2018.pdf)
Published 09/10/20
Today, I speak with Shaun Huls, Director of High Performance at NFL Football team, the Cleveland Browns. Shaun has worked for 30 years in college sport, military special operations, and professional football in America. In the conversation, we discuss: - sports science and human performance, - we talk about the myths of physical and mental performance, - skill acquisition and skill transition, - staying a white belt everyday, - the origin of one of the NCAA's first strength and...
Published 08/24/20
This is my conversation with Justin Langer, head coach of the Australian Men's National Cricket team, the #1 ranked cricket team in the world, in a sport that is the #2 most watched sport in the world. From my view, this was a master-class in building and maintaining elite team culture. Justin takes me to school on what it takes to stay grounded while leading one of the most elite athletic teams in the world. Yet, the team's world #1 ranking pales in comparison to Justin's energy and love...
Published 07/16/20
From main-stage theaters to medieval round-towers Clare has been a professional storyteller for 14 years now. She has performed in more than 20 countries, telling stories for all kinds of audiences. Her performances include shows such as “The King of Lies,” political folkloric shows set, and playful pieces which explore where quantum physics, philosophy and mythology meet. From storytelling for the President of Ireland to performing at the Writers room of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Clare...
Published 06/30/20
Today, I speak with author Dan Coyle. We discuss LOTS of stuff like emotional athletes, the marshmallow experiment, treating "teaming" like a sport, his book The Culture Code, and the central question of the book, which is "Why do some teams add up to be greater than the sum of their parts while others add up to be less?" Dan reveals what he saw while researching eight teams, teams like the San Antonio Spurs, Pixar, and the Union Square Cafe, by going on site and not looking for traits or...
Published 06/16/20
My conversation today is again with Dr. Preston Cline. We discuss the difference between "safety" and "security," and why it matters. We talk about judgment and decision making, risk-to-force versus risk-to-mission and what it costs you to balance both. We discuss team fluidity, team cohesion, and "user guides." Enjoy the conversation. (https://missioncti.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Learning-To-Navigate-Uncertainty-v-2-4-May-2020-1.pdf)...
Published 06/02/20
My conversation with Jimmy Hatch, combat veteran, founder of SpikesK9Fund, author of Touching the Dragon, and one of the most insightful, humble, and honest conversations you'll EVER hear on the broad range of human experience. , James Hatch (and Christian D'Andrea) (https://www.amazon.com/Touching-Dragon-Other-Techniques-Surviving-ebook/dp/B0755ZYGRK) (https://www.spikesk9fund.org/) , James Hatch (on Medium) (https://gen.medium.com/my-semester-with-the-snowflakes-888285f0e662)
Published 05/20/20
Residue Research Paper (for public distribution) (https://app.box.com/s/6zbzt8tlxt82n2kvbweb5ojxbp6jndpk) MCTI Podcast Website and Links to our Newsletter (https://teamcast.missioncti.com/)
Published 05/07/20