Episodes
Episode Title: Description: In this episode, Mark Tilsher dives deep into the concept of assertiveness in leadership. Often mistaken for competence, assertiveness can either make or break your influence in a team setting. Mark shares personal anecdotes from his military career, backed by research and practical tips on how to harness the power of assertiveness to build relational capital and lead effectively.   Key Takeaways: Understanding the difference between assertiveness and competence....
Published 07/09/24
Join us for a special Fourth of July episode of the Military Sherpa Leadership Podcast as we celebrate Independence Day with a blend of history, reflection, and gratitude. In this episode, host Mark Tilsher takes us back to July 4th, 1776, spotlighting the inspiring story of John Adams and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Explore how themes of gratitude and patriotism can enrich your leadership journey. Discover how Adams' unwavering commitment and sense of purpose can inspire...
Published 07/04/24
In this episode of the Military Sherpa Leadership Podcast, we sit down with Sydney Cox, an Air Force Development Advisor who has gained significant influence on her base by effectively utilizing Military Sherpa Coaching tools. Sydney shares her journey, revealing the strategies she employed to gain traction and trust within organizations like Military Equal Opportunity. Our discussion covers the specific tools she finds most effective, how she tailors her approach to meet the unique needs of...
Published 07/01/24
Dive into the essence of true empowerment in this episode of The Military Sherpa Leadership Podcast, where we explore the top tier of the Empowerment Hierarchy. Understand why empowerment is not just about freedom, but also about fostering trust, innovation, and engagement among your team. Learn how to identify if your team is truly empowered and discover strategies to help them reach their highest potential. #Leadership #MilitarySherpa #EmpowermentHierarchy
Published 02/05/24
Unpack the 'Responsible' layer of the Empowerment Hierarchy in this episode and learn how it serves as a catalyst for leadership empowerment. Master the art of fostering trust and ownership to transform your team. Tune in for a profound exploration of proactive leadership strategies.
Published 01/29/24
Peel back the layers of the Accountable tier in this insightful dive into the empowerment hierarchy. Discover its role in your team’s dynamic and how to foster growth from this crucial foundation. Tune in and transform accountability into a stepping stone for leadership excellence.
Published 01/22/24
Embark on a strategic journey beyond toxic followership. Discover the Empowerment Hierarchy and envision a military leadership culture where empowerment and trust replace insecurity and control. Tune in, take notes, and prepare to elevate your team. Catch new insights every episode!
Published 01/15/24
Toxicity, in its many guises, creeps silently, leaving in its wake leaders who are revered and reviled. As we journey deeper in this three-part series, we shed light on the triad of toxic traits—Insecurity, Arrogance, and Pride. These traits, often seen in toxic followers, can germinate into devastating leadership flaws. The fine line between arrogance and pride, where one stems from overconfidence and the other from sensitivity, can be perplexing. Yet, by recognizing, understanding, and...
Published 01/11/24
In this thought-provoking episode of The Military Sherpa Leadership Podcast, we embark on a journey of transformation, leaving traditional New Year's resolutions behind. Instead, we delve into the power of envisioning your future, guided by a seasoned veteran's wisdom. Join us as we explore how shifting from resolutions to vision can reshape your life, business, and impact on others.
Published 01/01/24
Welcome to a special Thanksgiving edition of The Military Sherpa Leadership Podcast. As we gather with family and friends, it's essential to remember those who've served and continue to serve our nation, often far from their homes and loved ones during this season. Today, I'll share with you a touching story from our nation's history, reflecting the true essence of Thanksgiving.
Published 11/23/23
Every military unit fears toxic leadership, but how often do we trace its roots? This is the first episode in a three-part series that dives deep into the emergence of toxic leaders. It's an unsettling truth—these leaders often rise from the ranks of toxic followers. By understanding and addressing the three core traits that fuel toxicity, we can initiate transformative change, fostering healthier leadership for tomorrow. Dive in, as we unravel the markers of a budding toxic leader and...
Published 11/20/23
Delve into the roots of toxic leadership in this eye-opening episode. Discover the signs of toxic followership, and learn actionable strategies for nurturing a healthier leadership culture. Tune in for transformative insights every week.
Published 11/14/23
Delve into a visionary blueprint for a transformed Department of Defense (DoD). Understand the peace index's unparalleled significance for service members on the cusp of transitioning and its potential to rewrite the narrative of post-military life. Let's explore together the profound implications of prioritizing peace and holistic well-being in our military ecosystem.
Published 11/06/23
In this episode of The Military Sherpa Leadership Podcast, we delve into the art of leadership and the power of saying no strategically. With a focus on simplifying the coaching process for military leaders, we explore how the ability to say no can enhance leadership effectiveness and foster high-performing teams. Join us as we discuss the importance of discernment, facilitation, and guarding the institution from failure. Discover how strategic use of yes and no can steer your team towards...
Published 08/07/23
Join us for an insightful episode of The Military Sherpa Leadership Podcast as we explore the fascinating question: Is there a correlation between mental health DSM and the 5 Voices? Dive into the overlaps and distinctions between these two domains, gaining valuable insights into human behavior and relationships. Discover how specific voices may resemble certain mental health conditions and explore the importance of leveraging the 5 Voices framework as a relationship hack. Tune in for...
Published 07/31/23
Join us in this episode of The Military Sherpa Leadership Podcast as we explore the transformative power of innovation in leadership. Inspired by Steve Jobs' quote, "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower," we delve into five key areas that will help you harness innovation as a leader. From leveraging data to delegating effectively, we provide practical insights and strategies to enhance your leadership capabilities and cultivate a culture of innovation. 
Published 07/24/23
In this episode of The Military Sherpa Leadership Podcast, we explore the power of a positive mindset when facing adversity. Inspired by Winston Churchill's quote, "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty," we discuss how negativity can hinder problem-solving, creativity, and progress. By adopting an optimistic outlook, we can shift our perspective and find new opportunities for growth and development. Join us as we share tips and...
Published 07/17/23
Unlock the path to stronger leadership in the military sector with episode 125 of our series. We take you step by step through the process of registration, providing insights into what participation in our transformative classes looks like. Get ready to decode the blueprint of your potential leadership growth, embrace new challenges, and craft a thriving military career. Don't forget, we have fresh episodes dropping every Monday and Wednesday, so stay tuned for more insightful discussions.
Published 07/10/23
Join us as we honor the memory of Ira Hayes, an iconic symbol of sacrifice, and the silent battles our servicemen and women face. This Fourth of July, let's remember that freedom isn't free and reach out to those still fighting their silent wars. Don't forget new episodes drop every Monday and Wednesday.
Published 07/04/23
Unleash the potential of military leadership with the right tools. Episode 138 dives into the essentials, from key resources to practical implementation tactics, all designed to elevate your command skills. Stay tuned as we unravel strategies to maximize your effectiveness within the military community. Remember, new episodes drop on Mondays and Wednesdays!
Published 07/03/23
In this episode, we shift our focus to the qualities and actions that make leaders worth following. We explore the critical role of measurement in assessing leadership effectiveness and emphasize the significance of prioritizing the health of our people and the performance of our teams. Join us as we delve into the elements that contribute to building organizations that everyone wants to work for.
Published 06/26/23
In this episode, we delve into the pressing talent management challenges the Department of Defense (DoD) faces and how our coaching program aims to address them. We explore the detrimental effects of our addiction to leadership tools and the constant cycle of change without tangible results in professional development. Join us as we shed light on the need for a new approach to leadership development in the military and beyond.
Published 06/21/23
Are you a pioneer who is known for setting audacious goals and solving complex problems? If so, you may have wondered whether your vision for success could be more people-oriented. In this episode, we explore the question of whether pioneers can be people-oriented and what it takes to become a great leader of people. Join us as we simplify the process of coaching people to be healthy, high-performers and leaders of high-performing teams.
Published 06/20/23
In this episode, we explore the power of individual leadership with a quote from Mother Teresa: "Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." We'll discuss how this quote can apply to our own leadership journey, team development, family relationships, and coaching others. Join us for an insightful and empowering discussion on the value of one-to-one leadership. New episodes of The Military Sherpa Leadership Podcast drop every Monday and Wednesday.
Published 04/26/23