Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Survival Skills To Ensure Your Team's Survival

Episode 58: Season 2 ep. 23

In this chapter of Without Land, Erika meets with her team as their leader. Her team can sense a change in her that gives them confidence. Here to discuss qualities of a leader and what you can sharpen your own leadership skills is L. Douglas Hogan author of The Tyrant Series.

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Featured Quote:

"She knew where she was going and how."
Leadership Lessons from Doug

Doug has faced many experiences where his leadership skills have been called into play. He developed these leadership skills while he was in the marines working as a marksmen instructor. He had to deal with 12 new recruits every week for a year. Then he became a preacher and through the church government experience he was called upon again to improve these skills. He had mentors he respected and he made it his goal to learn as much from them as he could. He compiles notes on these skills and put his notes together in his book Oath Takers.

Doug feels it is important to have a leader in a survival situation. People will not have the comforts they are used to and they will be looking for someone strong and confident to follow. When you don't have confidence you do not have hope. People want to have hope and they want someone they can trust to give them this hope. Being in charge is a heavy burden for the leader. When you can safely follow someone it takes the weight of your team off of your shoulders.

Doug's top eight leadership qualities are:
  1. Knowlegeable 
  2. Courage
  3. Decisiveness
  4. Dependable
  5. Tact
  6. Just
  7. Enthusiastic
  8. Has bearing

Some people are born leaders and sometimes leadership it thrust upon you. there may come a time when you will be required to step up for the good of your group. If you have the foundation of a leader just the act of stepping up will set you apart. Be familiar with situations you may find yourself in if thrust into a survival situation. Remember it is okay to be a follower. The followers empower the leader. You can't nominate yourself leader, without violence. The people you lead are the reason you are a leader. A leader needs to be knowledgeable and if not they need to be humble enough to know when to appoint a delegate to handle and issue they are not knowledgeable about.

L. Douglas Hogan

L. Douglas Hogan is a U.S.M.C. veteran with over twenty years in public service. Among these are three years as an anti-tank infantryman, one year as a Marine Corps Marksmanship Instructor, ten years as a part-time police officer, and seventeen years working in state government doing security work and supervision. He is the best-selling author of “Oath Takers”, has authored four books in a series titled Tyrant, and is working on the sixth a final book of the series. He has been married over twenty years, has two children, and is faithful to his church, where he resides in southern Illinois.

Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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