Essential skills of a good leader for professional success w/ Garry Banford

Essential skills of a good leader for professional success w/ Garry Banford
Essential skills of a good leader for professional success w/ Garry Banford

Resilience, adaptability, and leadership skills are vital for anyone in the consultancy or coaching industry. They are definitely the skills of a good leader. Applying these skills is one of the keys to business success, regardless of the size of your team.

Today we’ll be exploring how the principles of military discipline can be transformed into powerful tools for business success.

My guest this week is Garry Banford, a seasoned veteran with 22 years in the Special Forces. He’s the founder and lead coach of Duratus, a consultancy firm named after the Latin word for ‘endure.’

His journey from a high-pressure military environment to a successful business coach and mentor is nothing short of inspiring.

Garry’s story is a testament to the power of endurance, adaptability, and the human spirit’s resilience.

Tune in and you’ll learn the following, plus much more:

  • The two simple principles of leadership
  • The one skill most commonly found in Special Forces leaders which can be learned
  • Why debriefs are massively under-utilised

:headphones: Garry’s story is not just inspiring; it’s a blueprint for success in any high-stakes environment.

Tune in to discover how military precision can be the secret ingredient to your business and personal growth.

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Leadership, by its nature, concerns a mission and a group of people. So by that very nature, it can’t be made about you.

Essential skills of a good leader for professional success w/ Garry Banford
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What are the skills of a good leader?

In this insightful episode, Garry Banford takes us on a journey from his time in the Special Forces to becoming a prominent figure in corporate coaching.

Garry shares profound wisdom on leadership, emphasizing two crucial principles.

He explores the delicate balance between selflessness and self-awareness, drawing on his experiences in high-pressure environments.

Leadership can’t be about the individual; it’s about the mission, purpose, and the team.

In this episode, you’ll learn what skills make a good leader, what leadership lessons Garry learned from the military, and how you can apply them when running your business.

All success comes through hard work. No success in any sphere is going to come about through quick wins or hacks.

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A vital skill we should all have.

In the episode, Garry also sheds light on a vital skill learned in the Special Forces that applies to all β€” the ability to downregulate.

As Garry points out, “The skill of downregulating yourself, the skill of self-regulation, of calming yourself down to make more informed, calculated decisions, is a skill that we should be practicing.”

Through personal anecdotes, Garry illustrates how mastering this skill can lead to better decision-making in high-pressure situations.

In this episode, you’ll discover the secrets of self-regulation and its profound impact on leadership in both military and business scenarios.

Take-aways you do not want to miss πŸ‘‡

  • Learn why leadership is fundamentally about the mission, purpose, and the collective team rather than individual achievements
  • Discover the art of downregulation and how it can help you make informed and calculated decisions under pressure.
  • The importance of creating a trusted space for yourself where you can share concerns and problems
  • The dangers of ego-driven decision-making, and how you can avoid it
  • The importance of humility and selflessness in leadership
  • How to be adaptable and open to learning
  • How to achieve refreshing new perspectives and foster a sense of fulfillment
  • How you can become and develop the skills of a good leader

Resources for you.

  1. Connect with Garry: LinkedIn
  2. Find out more about how Garry can help with Leadership skills: Duratus

Check out the episode today!

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