Welcome to another episode of Unlock Your Potential!
I meet all kinds of fascinating people on this show. All of them are elite performers in different fields, who all made their achievements in unique ways. But this interview in particular is unique. Commander Kirk Lippold (Retired) served in the US Navy since 1981 and was the commanding officer on board the USS Cole. If you’ve never heard of the USS Cole, it was involved in a terrorist attack in Yemen in the year 2000. This attack was the precursor to 9/11. After years of service defending our freedom, he retired. But instead of going into military contracting, he chose a very different path. Speaking to Kirk, he’s a natural leader. He has the confidence and resolve of someone who really understands pressure. Not only this, but he has some incredible insights into people, America, and the relationships that exist within our society. It’s easy to see why he did what he did next! He founded his company Lippold Strategies LLP in 2007 that provides leadership consultation for some of the biggest companies in the world. His top-down approach to business and thoughtful management techniques are highly sought after by executives around the globe.
But how did he learn all this in the US Navy?
Kirk draws the interesting comparison between running a USN battleship and running a business. When you boil it down, there are a LOT of similarities. Resourcing, HR, assets, chain of command, budgets… The list goes on. When you look at it like this, it’s easy to see why he’s in such high demand! This was a fascinating interview, and I want to thank Commander Kirk Lippold and all the listeners for joining us.
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