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ATP Podcast E042 – Leadership

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Welcome back to the Across The Peak Podcast, the show Where Rich and Justin discuss preparedness, the birds and the bees, guns, history, tattoos, and… well, basically all the stuff your old man shoulda taught you! After a four-year silence we are re-releasing the ATP archive, including this never-before-aired episode: Across The Peak Episode 042: Leadership. This show was supposed to air on 04/10/2019, but it was never edited and never listened to (even by us), so you’re hearing it for the first time!


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What are you drinking?

Rich’s Drink: Carnivore
Justin’s Drink: Old Engine Oil


Leadership can mean the difference between success or failure. Failure of the mission, the organization, or the individual can be averted by strong, effective leadership. In this show Rich and I each came up with eight traits and characteristics of effective leaders.


Book of the Week

The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons From a Delta Force Commander by Pete Blaber


Hindsight/Behind the Scenes

Holy “uh”s, “um”s, and “you know”s, Batman! I’m not sure what was up with me in this episode but it seemed like I rambled and rambled without ever really getting to a point. Two and a half stars.

The weekend after we recorded this episode, Ky and I attended Greg Ellifritz’ Tactical and Collapse Medicine class. The class covered Tactical Combat Casualty Care-type stuff like tourniquets, pressure dressings, and hemostatic agents. It also covered longer-term clinical care, like antibiotics, including how to get a supply of antibiotics. This class is highly recommended.

I wish my paramedic instructors had been as good at instruction as Greg. This is still one of the best single days of medical training I have ever taken. If you get the chance to take this class, take it!

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