Floyd McLendon: Serve, And Do Good
In this episode of the Championship Leadership podcast, Floyd McLendon shares his experiences as a Navy Seal, the lessons he has learned, and what his leadership style is today.
In This Episode:
[3:51] What does championship leadership mean to Floyd?
[12:09] How has Floyd’s military career prepared him for his current position: running for congress.
[21:28] What is servant leadership to Floyd?
[31:35] Floyd’s experiences with conviction.
[44:42] What was the transition out of the Navy Seals like for Floyd?
“As a leader, you are in a position of service.”
“Followship- as a championship leader you need to know when to step back and follow.”
“You’re not the expert on everything.”
“A championship leader is always in a followship position.”
“Service grew until it became a natural habit.”
“We are hard-wired to serve.”
“As leaders, we are held to higher standards.”
“It’s a natural progression of giving back.”
“Everyday all humans do something of goodwill.”
“Do one thing every day that makes you better than the day before.”
More On Floyd:
Floyd is a 25 year veteran of the United States Navy and a former Navy Seal – the most elite fighting group on the planet. He applied for Navy Seal BUD/S training (the world’s most demanding qualifying school) when he didn’t even know how to swim.
Floyd failed his first attempt at BUD/S and quit on his second due to internal injuries. 3.5 years after attempt #1, he entered BUD/S for the 3rd time and graduated with Class 254.
Since then, Floyd has served his country in the most Godforsaken war zones on the planet and dedicated his life in
service to our great country, defending us from enemies foreign and domestic. He is now running for U.S. Congress.
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