Scott Mann

The Leadership Blog

Making Deep Connections, Restoring Trust, & Leading from the Bottom Up
3 Steps to Avoid the Churn and Inspire Others

3 Steps to Avoid the Churn and Inspire Others

What's the churn? What I call the churn is the emergence of conflict in society as the default mechanism. That is to say, when trust erodes in a society, that's where we automatically go. We form in-groups and out-groups around the perception of scarcity, rivalry and...

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Are Your Connections Crushing it or Are They Just Casual?

Are Your Connections Crushing it or Are They Just Casual?

"So, where are you from?" Ever ask that question? All of us do when we meet somebody for the first time. Humans spend a ton of time in the initial conversations of life, whether we're talking to a banker or someone we just met at a party. Especially during the holiday...

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How to Make a Bigger Impact as a Leader

How to Make a Bigger Impact as a Leader

Have you ever had a big idea and become frustrated that it didn't move quick enough? Or wanted to make a difference in a huge way only to feel discouraged when you didn't reach enough people? Are you simply struggling to find your purpose at all? If you want to have a...

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3 Ways You Can Completely Change the Game for Veterans

3 Ways You Can Completely Change the Game for Veterans

Mad as hell. Just about two years ago, that’s how I felt as I started to type out a blog post on transitioning from the military. I had just had a conversation with a Senior Sergeant in Army Special Ops who was struggling heavily with leaving the service. He had said...

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Where Will You Be During Military Transition Week?

Where Will You Be During Military Transition Week?

Is there a torch you carry in your life? Something you're willing to sacrifice your time or money for? Something you can't help but tell others about? I bet there is. Here's mine: Helping our military warriors and their families transition from the military into...

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The One Thing You Need to be a Better Leader

The One Thing You Need to be a Better Leader

We were sitting around a crackling fire. As we intently listened to one man's story, the light of the flame showed everyone's faces. What was interesting about this guy was that he said, "I don't really have a story. What you see is what you get." And he proceeded to...

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How to Find Your True North

How to Find Your True North

Living intentionally is pretty tough if you don't know what you were put on this earth to do. It becomes nearly impossible to lead well and inspire others to follow you when you don't have your own compass aligned, first. But how do you find your truth north? How do...

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Rooftop Leadership at TEDxSantaBarbara

Rooftop Leadership at TEDxSantaBarbara

I recently did my first TEDx Talk on Rooftop Leadership in Santa Barbara, California. It brought the house down with a standing ovation. Man, was it humbling to see people I’d never met crying and clapping for a better way that was forged in combat by men who died...

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