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John “Dragon” Teichert: Leadership Strategies to Innovate with a Boom!

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In this episode, U.S. Air Force Brigadier General John "Dragon" Teichert discusses his leadership philosophies and his post-retirement pursuits, including his new book 'Boom!’ John shares his insights on the importance of integrity, service, excellence, and teamwork in leadership. He emphasizes the significance of aligning personal and organizational goals to one's greater purpose and mission. The conversation also delves into how both Jen and John use crowd-sourced feedback to elevate their work, reinforcing their belief in the power of collective wisdom.


Episode Highlights:

04:35 John Teichert's Leadership Philosophy

10:27 The Importance of Differentiation and Separation

16:02 Time Management and Productivity Tips

21:37 John Teichert's Journey to Becoming a Fighter Pilot

27:11 Understanding Leadership and Human Nature

28:17 Aligning People with Organizational Purpose

35:38 Transitioning Beyond the Military

37:11 Writing and Promoting 'Boom'

42:11 The Listen, Consider, and Act Cycle


John "Dragon" Teichert is a retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general, an inspirational leader, a keen strategist, a passionate innovator, and a national security expert. John retired as the Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, responsible for worldwide international engagement on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force while leading the services’ entire $240 billion security cooperation portfolio. Prior to that, John was the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché to Iraq, leading on the front lines in the most challenging environment. He has been an F-15E combat pilot, an F-22 test pilot, the commander of Joint Base Andrews, and the commander of Edwards Air Force Base.


John has written and spoken extensively on leadership, innovation, technology, national security, security cooperation, cross-cultural relationships, risk management, resilience, and international affairs. He maintains a robust schedule of international-level media engagements including: The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, PBS, Time Magazine, NewsNation, Fox News, Newsmax, War on the Rocks, Scripps News, Die Welt, The Times of Israel, Ukrainian TV, Victory News, and Voice of America.


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