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  1. In today’s episode, we cover leadership, integrity, and team building with Jake Wood. Jake is the CEO of Team Rubicon, one of America's most celebrated nonprofit organizations, and the author of “Once a Warrior: How One Veteran Found a New Mission Closer to Home”.   Leadership is a skill that evolves with every opportunity we are given to use it, so what can you do to develop your leadership skills, maintain your integrity throughout your journey, and build an exceptional team around you that will have your back every step of the way?   What to Listen For What does Team Rubicon do and what led to Jake Wood starting it? What can you do to instill integrity in your kids, or the next generation as a whole? What practices can you implement in your daily personal or professional life to maintain your integrity so you don’t go back on your values in difficult situations? Who should you look to in order to build leadership and team management skills so you’re not wasting your time fumbling in the dark? How do you know when to lead and when to follow? Why is storytelling important when starting and running a business, and why can avoiding it lead your business to failure? What strategy can you use to take on new skills for upcoming challenges in life?   Life is one learning opportunity after another, and if you let the success of one get to your head, you can miss out on countless others. Humility is a crucial aspect of leadership because the best teams consist of members who each have different strengths, and the best leaders surround themselves with people who are better than them, thus allowing the leader to make the best use of his team instead of trying to rely solely on his or her skills. Great leadership and excellent cooperation are what allowed humanity to accomplish some of our greatest feats.    A Word From Our Sponsors Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!   Resources from this Episode Jake Wood’s website Once a Warrior by Jake Wood Take Command by Jake Wood Jake Wood’s TEDx Talk   Check in with AJ and Johnny! AJ on Instagram Johnny on Instagram The Art of Charm on Instagram The Art of Charm on YouTube See for privacy information.
  2. Jake Wood is a United States Marine Corps Veteran, the co-founder of Team Rubicon, and the author of the book Once a Warrior.  Jake's story starts as a college athlete, playing football at the University of Wisconsin. As college was winding down, he knew that he wanted to serve in the military, but the traditional route college graduates take toward an officer's commission was blocked by obstacles due to his football injuries.  So Jake decided that he was going to enlist. He joined the Marine Corps and became an infantryman, and then eventually, a scout sniper. Jake served multiple deployments to Afghanistan.  When it came time for Jake to get out, he was deciding on whether or not he wanted to pursue his MBA, and then a massive earthquake hit Haiti.  Jake decided that he was going to go down to help with the rebuilding effort. After landing in the Dominican Republic, Jake met up with a number of other American veterans and civilians who were also going down to help with the effort.  He crossed the border of the Dominican Republic into Haiti with them. Along the way, the idea for Team Rubicon was born.  Since then, Jake has built Team Rubicon into a massive volunteer organization that consists of hundreds of thousands of members. He was awarded the Pat Tillman Award for service in 2018, and recently published the book Once A Warrior.  You can find Jake's book here: You can learn more about Team Rubicon here: Feature photo by Kirk Jackson  

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