I listen to a lot of podcasts on a diverse group of subjects, and the Moments in Leadership podcast is one of my favorites. The guests are all extremely accomplished and fascinating in their own right, but David has an interviewing style that gets them to open up further and share illuminating anecdotes from their careers that other interviewers may not have been able to access. And while the podcast focuses on military leaders, there is a lot to be learned from these leaders for those of us in the private sector. Highly recommend giving this a listen!
Each time I listen to an episode I walk away with another tool that would have been beneficial as a junior leader and avoided lessons learned the hard way. Great to be able to take lessons from proven leaders and apply them to be a more effective leader. A must listen for anyone in a leadership position, especially junior leaders.
I’m a prior enlisted soldier going through ROTC and have been listening to a lot of leadership podcasts recently. I found this podcast and was hooked in the first episode. It honestly has done a lot for my confidence as a leader. The podcast interviews senior officers and does a great job of humanizing them. It’s easy to see generals as almost legendary figures but this really makes them feel like normal people. If normal people can do it, maybe I can do it too. I look forward to many more episodes.
Love hearing these long form interviews, some with Marine leaders that I recall (‘86-‘97). Keep it up!
I served with him in Somalia and 30 years later I still haven’t met a better leader of men. I can go on and on for days about him and his style. I’d still go to battle with him!!!
As a Marine the most important lessons you can learn not “the hard way” are from sitting around and listening to those senior to you tell stories. This podcast is as close as you can get to those experiences without enlisting yourself.
Anyone who interviews Boomer Milstead is off to a really good start. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
As a listener from the corporate world, without military knowledge, I’ve immensely enjoyed the Moments in Leadership podcast and have gathered many incentives from each episode. Hearing the genuine passion, knowledge, and dedication from each guest sharing their experiences is admirable and significantly inspiring. I love the standout of Moments in Leadership in the way that its host and guests are bringing history together whilst supplying leadership counsel in a fun, informal way. I excitingly await future episodes and definitely recommend the podcast to others (with or without military experience).
Great knowledge from great leaders and a great host. Take in the leadership experiences provided by these successful Marines and apply them to both your professional life and personal life.
Easy listening. Quick and clear leadership advice. Subscribed and looking forward to future content.
Really enjoyed the first part of Gen Milstead’s interview! It’s great actually knowing him personally. Keep up the good work Dave! S/F
The host, Dave, does a great job focusing on vignettes with the guests which I personally really appreciate because so many leadership podcasts these days don’t seem like they give realistic advice or context. This seems much more genuine and approachable. Great new pod!
Longer form podcast which gives the guests time to expand on hard topics. There are many things that you wouldn’t want publicly published in a short form interview, and this podcast gives the guests room to pursue the harder questions of leadership and outline the many sides to the most difficult stories and lessons. It stays true to avoiding “graduation speeches”. Look forward to future episodes!
Outstanding interview with General Spiese. A tremendous trainer and educator of Marines of all ranks. Dave did a superb - distilling anecdotes applicable to all.
Great Podcast! These warriors discussions on leadership can apply to any walk of life. Keep up the great work. Col Dave Mills USMC
David is an interesting person that has the experience to ask the right questions that allow an interview about the military and leadership to flow naturally. I binge listened to the first two episodes and am looking forward to more!
This is as good a “first” podcast as I have heard. The potential with both the host, the subject matter and future guests will make this a “must listen”. Very encouraging.
Great podcast - too often lessons from stories like these live only with those who experienced them. Glad these are being shared. Stellar lineup and looking forward to the next episodes.
Having known Dave for the past 30 years, I can say with certainty that he’s a master storyteller. This approach of blending experience with humor and a lesson will be a home run. Can’t wait for the next installment!
Love the stories and the theme of "moments" where next generation leaders can learn from the stories of otheres who have gone before them
Dave is the right guy for the bringing leadership to the forefront of the podcast arena. Not anyone could corral all ranks, shapes and sizes to capture the true ethos of leadership in our challenging world.