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Feb 9, 2021

I had the pleasure and honor of interviewing my friend, a former Green Beret and retired Lt. Col., Scott Mann.

Today we spoke about Trust and his program of Rooftop Leadership. How do you lead during times of low trust? People don’t trust political leaders, but worse, people don’t even seem to trust each other.

  • Defend RIGHT, even when no one follows
  • Make a true Human Connection
    • Leadership is based on relationships (You’ve heard that from corporate leaders I’ve interviewed here at One Sharp Sword)
      • Human connection is the primary commodity
  • Primal fears lead to insular grouping
    • We can build a deep bonding trust which only serves an immediate group OR we can BUILD WHAT’S CALLED BRIDGING TRUST, which serves to create greater unity. 
  • Each individual can be both an individual and a part of a greater community and it’s up to each one of us to stand up and do the right thing, bridging beyond the comfort of our own group. 

That’s Leadership.

Scott Mann, his books, and trainings can be found at

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