EP024: Taking the Guidon — 15 Years Later (Part 1 of 2)


Today on the Leaders Huddle we speak with COL (R) Tony Burgess and COL (R) Nate Allen, Co-founders of CompanyCommand.com and PlatoonLeader.org and authors of “Taking the Guidon: Exceptional Leadership at the Company Level.” Fifteen years ago and fresh out of company command, then Captains Burgess and Allen published a book that would quickly become a must-read for all officers preparing to “take the guidon.” Today we sit down with both authors and discuss their impetus for writing the book and take a deep dive into the concepts of “big rocks”, vision, and the characteristics of a winning team. Our discussion with these two leader developers was so great we couldn’t fit it into just one episode. This will be a two part series.

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Host: CPT David Weart, CPT Wes Lafitte
Guests: Tony Burgess, Nate Allen
Editors and Producers: CPT Micah Klein, CPT David Weart, CPT Guillermo Guandique