Bold Leadership podcast
About This Show
Welcome to BOLD LEADERSHIP. I am your host Dave Evans. As a combat pilot in the United States Air Force, I had the priviledge of commanding 3 squadrons and led over 1000 exceptional people. Over 22 years we learned how to BE BOLD and lead with passion. Our combat team set most if not all records for airborne command and control coverage in the Middle East simltaneously supporting the troop withdrawal in Iraq as well as operations in Afghanistan. Leading a military unit, corporation or little league team all require BOLD LEADERSHIP if you want to win with character.
We will provide you and your team with the secrets behind leading winning teams and empowering your team to meet its maximum potential. Please join the BOLD NATION that we are creating and learn how to lead your team to greater heights.
Most Recent Episode
BL 61: Do you have a BHAG?
Do you have a BHAG? If not, you should. I know that we all love to talk about SMART GOALS Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time bound They are the rage, but you can never do anything BOLD with just SMART goals. John F Kennedy set a goal to put a man on the moon...this is not a SMART Goal ELON Musk set a goal to build a resuable rocket...at the time...not a SMART Goal Elon Musk went so far as to fire over 400 employees who could not or would not meet the his expectation for development and production. He is focused on the impossible and he continues to surprise the world. These Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs) push you to innovate. It pushes you to make BOLD decisions and forces you to set and maintain extremely high standards. I mean just think of all of the great things that have been developed because of the space race in the 60’s or all the innovation that has been driven by Elon Musk. If you want to do great things, I mean spectacular things you have to dream big. Most leaders inherently limit themselves with SMART goals. There is certainly a place for SMART goals, but don’t limit yourself. So how do you set ridiculous, amazing BHAGs Imagine the impossible...dream big Surround yourself with people who believe anything is possible Go to the whiteboard and start dreaming Once you have your BHAG, leverage SMART goals to set a path to reach your dream. It's just that easy. Now if you don’t develop the path and periodically update you will never reach your goal. So be persistent. I worked with a team to deve