Ten Hut! Pay Attention and LEAD with Mike Sarraille

Entrepreneur, Mike Sarraille is a highly accomplished, strategic, and collaborative leader who is known for inspiring loyalty, trust, and creativity who understands the end game and can manage change with flexibility and adaptability while motivating staff to achieve organizational objectives. Insightful executive leadership paired with strategically launching innovative plans and leading cross-functional teams to achieve bottom-line results.

Mike is not only an entrepreneur but also is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer, founder, and board of director for the VETTED Foundation, a 501(c)3 Veteran executive education platform. He is a graduate of the University of Texas McCombs Business School, and a leadership instructor and strategic advisor for Echelon Front, a management consulting firm. Mike served fifteen years as an officer in the SEAL Teams and five years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an enlisted Recon Marine and Scout-Sniper before receiving his commission in the Navy.

Mike served in SEAL Team THREE, Task Unit Bruiser alongside Extreme Ownership authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin where he led major combat operations that played a pivotal role in the Battle of Ramadi in 2006. Mike again deployed with Task Unit Bruiser in 2008 and led historic combat operations in Sadr City during the Battle of Route Gold. Following his return, Mike assumed duties as the primary leadership instructor for all officers graduating from the SEAL training pipeline, taking over that role from Leif Babin. Mike was then selected for assignment to the Joint Special Operations Command where he completed multiple combat deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Mike is a recipient of the Silver Star, six Bronze Stars, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, and a Purple Heart. He continues to participate as a Veteran Transition subject matter expert on panels across the nation.

Today I talk with Mike Sarraille about making the seemingly Impossible……possible, inspiring others beyond their limits and building Teams that Win

Key Leadership Takeaways:

  • In regards to hiring veterans and the advantage of it, think in terms of this:
    • MBA programs produce business practitioners
    • Veterans come from the preeminent LEADERSHIP program…the United State Military
  • Talent plus Leadership equals Victory in business
  • Curiosity as an attribute keeps you relevant
  • The greatest competency that is required for success is a simple one…LEADERSHIP ability.

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