PODCAST: Special Guest, Bradley Vickers.
Bradley Vickers obtained a Guinness World Record as part of the first crew to complete the first landfall-to-landfall row across the North Atlantic.
They rowed out of New York past the statue of liberty and continued on for 71 days until they reached the shores of England.
During this epic crossing, the crew endured tropical storms, shark encounters, food rationing, and the challenge of sharing a 29’x6′ boat with 4 people for 2 months.
Bradley believes that principles of expedition leadership can be applied in achieving any venture you pursue.
He currently resides in Santa Barbara where he is a writer, speaker and event producer. He recently embarked on the ultimate adventure of a lifetime -parenthood.
See below for VIDEO Podcast Highlights with time stamps:
06.6 minutes How to pick your teammates. It’s more than just technical skills, it’s the interpersonal skills.
09:00 Skills to deal effectively challenges – isolation, anger, and monotony, sleep deprivation
14.30 How to table the ego when your teammates disagree
18.70 Creative cure for montony
20.10 How to recover from a major mistake
25.40 How to deal with the unexpected – sharks, tropical storms
29.70 The value of humor and play to offset stress
30.2 Mini celebrations to boost motivation
32.5 Leadership lessons – How responsibility is more important than title
Releasing the ego faciliates communication, enables you to accurately and honestly assess what is happening, and ask for help
36.7 The unexpected magic of please and thank you
39.8 Must be flexible and adapatable. The goal stays the same, but the plan must be adaptable
41.2 Main lessons – how you respond to setbacks are character defining and success defining
42.2 BONUS: The journey of parenthood and how these skills apply