Part 1/1: John Spencer: Urban Warfare and Leadership

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On November 9, 1989, the Cold War began to thaw with the fall of the Berlin Wall, and we all breathed a sigh of relief.

Then on February 24, 2022, Russia once again invaded Ukraine. Assuming things would go the same way it did in February and March 2014, when Russia invaded and annexed Crimea from Ukraine. But it didn't go that way. Many worry about the implications of that war and whether we should just butt out. Is this war different than what we've seen before? If so, why?

According to our guest, a good part of the answer is "Urban Warfare" and "meaning." He believes that Urban Warfare can teach us much about modern leadership.

John Spencer is considered by many to be the world's leading expert on urban warfare. He is also a radical thought leader, experienced war veteran, team builder, and creative mind. John is an award-winning scholar, professor, author, combat veteran, and internationally recognized expert and advisor on urban warfare and other military-related topics. He currently serves as the Chair of Urban Warfare Studies with the Madison Policy Forum. John recently served as the Chair of Urban Warfare Studies at the Modern War Institute at West Point, Co-Director of the Urban Warfare Project, and host of the Urban Warfare Project podcast.

He is the author of several books, Connected Soldiers: Life, Leadership, and Social Connections in Modern War and Understanding Urban Warfare. The second was written for Ukraine civilians. That book went viral and has helped hundreds of thousands of civilians defeat the world's second-biggest military.


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Part 1) Winning the War for Meaning

  • Who Are You and What Will You Stand For
  • Why the 2022 invasion of Ukraine is so Different than the 2014 invasion
  • When Grandfather, Young Men, Bankers, and Builders Stand Together
  • Answering The Question: Should the US be Backing Ukraine
  • Is Ukraine Really Russian
  • #Putin, Changing the Rules of #War
  • Re-establishing in The Soviet Union
  • Putin's Emotional Source Code
  • What Beat POWER Every Single Time!
  • When Defence Becomes Offence

Curious to discover how tapping into the Anatomy of Meaning can #actualize your #business, #culture, #Leadership and #tribe

"Those Who Control Meaning for The Tribe, Also Control The Movement of That Tribe"














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