For most people, stepping out of their comfort zone requires more risk than they are willing to take. In Scott Kinder’s book, The Hill, he points out that the first step in overcoming fear is to identify it as fear, then accept it for what it is and move past it. Scott is a natural born teacher who is determined to assist civilians and businesses in forming high-performance teams. He translates his skills, learned in the U.S. Army Special Forces, to educate and empower business leaders on how to effectively “weaponize” their communication skills.
[2:13] Scott’s book, The Hill, addresses the methodology of identifying fear, accepting it for what it is and overcoming it.
[8:00] The See and Act model is all about selecting, education and empowering your staff and then analyzing, communicating and trusting in the results.
[12:16] People need to be willing to adopt the mindset that they will be the force multiplier in their team.
[14:50] Business leaders learn to “weaponize” skills, so they can utilize their non-verbal and kinesthetic communications appropriately.
[24:16] Instilling the right lessons in his children is a source of pride for Scott.
[26:09] What tools effectively measure leaders?
[30:36] Don’t quit.
Connect with Scott here:
- “A team that is culturally happy, acceptable and moving forward together is a true measurement of leadership effectiveness.”
- “Fear and the desire to quit are like cancer. We need to abolish these two things from our lives.”
- “Adversity can be a leadership tool for positive change.”
Scott served in differing roles on an Operational Detachment – Alpha (A-team) in the US Army Special Forces before transitioning to civil service and helping stand up the newly formed Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC). This service spanned more than a decade at differing command levels of Special Operations Forces.
Prior to the military, Scott served as the Vice President (Operations) for a global startup, an operations specialist at a Fortune 500 bank, and a barista at Starbucks. He is the founder and author of the Invictus Series, which includes The Hill – Overcoming Fear and Learning to Embrace an Elite Mindset. His company, The Kinder Group, specializes in executive and leadership training, Operational Intelligence, business development, team training, coaching, and strategy.