The Science of Strategic Leadership with Don Schmincke

What do genetics, evolution, and anthropology have to do with leadership and strategic growth? Don Schmincke is the expert on this specific topic and he shares his fascinating work in the latest episode of the Success at Scale Podcast.


Don Schmincke in his work as a scientist, explorer, and author, has uncovered primal, biological bases for leadership and uses anthropological and archeological techniques to facilitate strategic growth.

After graduating from MIT and Johns Hopkins University, Don started researching how people organize and perform in groups, and through his research, he believes that most management ideas fail because of human biology.

Don Schmincke is also the author of the Best-Selling books The Code of Executive and "High Altitude Leadership" and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

We know you will thoroughly enjoy hearing about Don’s unique and scientific methods and how he is applying genetics, evolution, and anthropology to strategic growth.


Episode Highlights:

  • His path from scientist and engineer to training 700 CEO’s annually;

  • Examples of how he has discovered something in our species and applied it to leadership and management training;

  • The ancient CEO training manual with 700 years of wisdom given to him by Oxford University;

  • His perspective on concepts like ego and how to approach fear;

  • The stories behind his Best-Selling books "The Code of Executive" and "High Altitude Leadership";

  • Practical leadership advice based on his research.

 

Don Schmincke is a scientist, speaker, and course creator. He is the author of the Best-Selling books “The Code of Executive” and "High Altitude Leadership" and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.


Don Schmincke began his career as a scientist and engineer. After graduating from MIT and Johns Hopkins University, he started researching how people organize and perform in groups, and through his research, he believes that most management ideas fail because of human biology.


 

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