Preston Cline, Coleman Ruiz, and the Mission Critical Team Institute share research and explore the questions vexing the most elite teams in the world, from Special Operations soldiers to Firefighters, from Trauma Medics to Professional Athletes, and from Astronauts to Tactical Law Enforcement.
S2 Ep3 Creativity within Mission Critical Teams
Please enjoy Harry's conversation with Professor Kate Stevens and Ben Pronk. Kate is a cognitive scientist and Professor in Psychology who’s work investigates humans interacting with each other, their environment, and with technology. Ben is a veteran and former Commanding Officer of Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment and is now the managing partner of Mettle Global. They have a broad ranging discussion on whether or not creativity is more prevalent or necessary in the MCTI community, or is it merely Harry’s recency/confirmation bias. Below are some of the resources mentioned in the episode. The “Bodystorming” concept - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BodystormingProfessor Kate Stevens research - https://katestevens.weebly.com/Unforgivi
21/06/2021 • 1 hour 35 minutes 9 seconds
#22 The DR5 Model
The DR5 modelIn this episode, Dr. Zab Johnson, Dr. Al’ai Alvarez, and Dr Preston Cline will break down the DR5 model using a Trauma Resuscitation scenario.The DR5 represents the latest version of the original MCTI Learning Diagnostic Tool (The LERP and then the DR4) that was developed through a collaborative inquiry process between the Mission Critical Team Institute, Naval Special Warfare, and the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative (UPENN), to improve the training for hostage rescue teams. This version was specifically developed for use in medical resuscitation. As always, it is designed as a tool to help Instructor Cadre improve performance within immersion events and is currently being utilized by teams worldwide. Initially created to move past the all too common “You Suck! Suck Less!” instructor/student interaction by providing instructors a more precise language to overcome the Tacit Knowledge Transfer Problem . This is the problem that
10/05/2021 • 1 hour 22 minutes 38 seconds
#21 The Story of Wildland Fire and 9/11
Preston converses with ret. Chief Bob Maynes of FDNY and Chief Dan Oltrogge of Wildland Fire on the Southwest Incident Management Team at 9/11.
26/04/2021 • 1 hour 21 minutes 27 seconds
#20 The Power of Narrative Medicine
Clare Murphy talks with Dr. Martin and Nurse Griffiths about the world of medicine, how the medical community operates under pressure, how the training shapes the doctor, life on deployment, strategies for coping in crisis, and the power of narrative medicine. As well as how the telling of doctors stories supports doctors to stay in the profession.Reading List:Atul Gawande, Being MortalHenry Marsh, Do No HarmChristie Watson, The Language of KindnessRita Charon, Narrative MedicineKathryn Montgomery Hunter, Doctors Stories,Arthur W Frank, At the Will of the BodyRelated ArticlesPreventing a Parallel PandemicMedical Students Learn to Tell Stories about Their Patients and Themselves</
12/04/2021 • 57 minutes 33 seconds
#19 NASA Chief Flight Director Holly Ridings talks with Dr. Preston Cline
NASA Chief Flight Director Holly Ridings' talk with Dr. Preston ClineHolly Ridings was selected by NASA in 2018 as the first female chief flight director. Holly hails from Amarillo, Texas, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. She joined NASA in 1998 as a flight controller in the thermal operations group. She was first selected as a flight director in 2005. Since then, she has served as the lead flight director for several missions including International Space Station mission Expedition 16 in 2007-2008.
29/03/2021 • 1 hour 6 minutes 32 seconds
#18 Harry speaks with Dr Deane-Peter Baker
Please enjoy Harry's conversation with Dr Deane-Peter Baker, Associate Professor and Co-Convener (w Prof David Kilcullen) of the Future Operations Research Group in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Canberra (Australian Defence Force Academy). They have a broad ranging discussion on the morality and ethics related to being in MCTs, including new insights into the ground of moral injury and moral literacy. Below are some of the resources mentioned in the episode. Dr Baker’s new book Morality and Ethics of War - https://www.booktopia.com.au/morality-and-ethics-at-war-deane-peter-baker/book/9781350104549.htmlFuture Oper
15/03/2021 • 1 hour 42 minutes 38 seconds
#17 NASA Astronauts Chris Cassidy and Drew Morgan
Please enjoy Preston and Coleman's conversation with NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Drew Morgan.
15/02/2021 • 1 hour 11 minutes
#16 Harry Moffitt speaks with Peter Ward
Special Operations Group (Victoria Police) - https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/special-operations-group-inside-the-world-of-the-police-other-cops-call-when-they-are-in-trouble-20170621-gwvbfv.htmlSpecial Operations Group (Victoria Police) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Police_Special_Operations_GroupSuffering as Privilege - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/residue-processing-extreme-experiences-preston-cline/?articleId=665804
02/02/2021 • 1 hour 5 minutes 37 seconds
#15 Harry hosts Danny Cooper: PhD, SOF vet, ultra marathoner, and stay-at-home dad
The Wanderers Education Program - https://www.sasresourcesfund.org.au/static/uploads/files/wep-wanderers-education-program-2019-wfvdwwznbjgo.pdfDr Jean Twenge – www.jeantwenge.comDanny Cooper - https://komanchi.com.au/Danny Cooper - https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/persons/daniel-cooperThinking Fast and Slow – Daniel KahnemanPapillon – Henri CharriereIditarod Trail Invitational 2021 - <a href="https://www.iditarodtrailinvitational.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" targ
04/01/2021 • 1 hour 11 minutes 4 seconds
#14 Harry Moffitt, Director of MCTI_Australia & New Zealand Takes the Mic
Enjoy my conversation with legend and teammate, Harry Moffitt, our MCTI Director, Australia & New Zealand, Psychologist, and Veteran of the Australian Army's most elite unit. Thanks, Harry!The Station Foundation https://thestationfoundation.orgThe COMMIT Foundation https://www.commitfoundation.org/Doug Zembiec https://vimeo.com/169599802Drown Proofing https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/navy-video-shows-seal-drown-proofing-exercises/2016/05/12/d4e1615c
02/11/2020 • 1 hour 8 minutes 45 seconds
#13 Mission BBQ CoFounders & Teammates, Bill Kraus and "Newt"
Pleas enjoy my conversation with my buddies, patriots, teammates, and great humans, Bill Kraus and Steve "Newt" Newton!
23/10/2020 • 56 minutes 56 seconds
#12 Solo Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker and Combat Veteran, Trey Free on: "Making decisions and suppressing demons."
This is my conversation with combat veteran and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker, Trey Free. Among many other things, Trey reminds us in this conversation that "Quitting is a mindset, not a decision!"*A reminder that anything Trey says here are his thoughts, and his thoughts alone. He is not representing his former or current organization.*Trey is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, then Air Force special operations Combat Controller, a guy I consider an expert in selection, assessment, and training. Trey's a huge part of the MCTI community. He's a dad, a husband, an Appalachian Trail through-hiker, and great American.In this conversation, we discuss selecting and training chess players rather than those who play checkers.- building the race car we need today, rather than fighting the last fight- when Trey realized he needed to change his thinking around professional development, and how to select and train Tier 1 operators effectively- we discu
06/10/2020 • 1 hour 13 minutes 32 seconds
#11 After Action Reviews w/ Coleman Ruiz and Dr. Preston Cline
After Action Reviews, by Coleman Ruiz
10/09/2020 • 1 hour 9 minutes 54 seconds
#10 Cleveland Brown's Director of High Performance, Shaun Huls
Today, I speak with Shaun Huls, Director of High Performance at NFL Football team, the Cleveland Browns. Shaun has worked for 30 years in college sport, military special operations, and professional football in America.In the conversation, we discuss:- sports science and human performance,- we talk about the myths of physical and mental performance,- skill acquisition and skill transition,- staying a white belt everyday,- the origin of one of the NCAA's first strength and conditioning programs in the country,- taking care of the primary "human weapon system," as Shaun describes it to me,- on how you don't have to "get ready" if you "stay ready"- willing oneself to be a great player off of one thing: a routine- removing the word "potential" from your name- growing beyond your mentor- how your primary responsibility on any high performing team is acquiring skills and knowledge, and executing that skill
24/08/2020 • 1 hour 16 minutes 38 seconds
#9 Coach Justin Langer on "walking excellence" and living "the reality" (not just "the dream")
This is my conversation with Justin Langer, head coach of the Australian Men's National Cricket team, the #1 ranked cricket team in the world, in a sport that is the #2 most watched sport in the world.From my view, this was a master-class in building and maintaining elite team culture. Justin takes me to school on what it takes to stay grounded while leading one of the most elite athletic teams in the world. Yet, the team's world #1 ranking pales in comparison to Justin's energy and love for cricket that started when he was a child.Finally, straight from J.L.'s epic quote room in Perth, Australia, he reminds me of a few quips that he keeps top of mind everyday:"If you preach excellence and walk mediocrity you're nothing more than a common liar." "The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment.""Most people want to live the dream but they can't live the reality."
16/07/2020 • 1 hour 23 minutes 32 seconds
#8 Communicating Through Story w/ Clare Murphy
From main-stage theaters to medieval round-towers Clare has been a professional storyteller for 14 years now. She has performed in more than 20 countries, telling stories for all kinds of audiences. Her performances include shows such as “The King of Lies,” political folkloric shows set, and playful pieces which explore where quantum physics, philosophy and mythology meet. From storytelling for the President of Ireland to performing at the Writers room of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Clare also performs at festivals, art centers, universities, public and private events, and she teaches for us at the MCTI. But what Clare actually teaches is basic COMMUNICATION skills!!!Our careers have an arc, our training events have an arc, our more acute missions have an arc, briefings have an arc, the books, and the films we love are based on a well structured story arc, and all of our communications are in pursuit of as much common understanding as possible, or else are we
30/06/2020 • 1 hour 35 minutes 33 seconds
#7 Emotional Athletics, Culture, and "Teaming" as a Sport w/ Daniel Coyle
Today, I speak with author Dan Coyle. We discuss LOTS of stuff like emotional athletes, the marshmallow experiment, treating "teaming" like a sport, his book The Culture Code, and the central question of the book, which is "Why do some teams add up to be greater than the sum of their parts while others add up to be less?"Dan reveals what he saw while researching eight teams, teams like the San Antonio Spurs, Pixar, and the Union Square Cafe, by going on site and not looking for traits or descriptors but literally watching what he saw physically, what did people actually do when they were doing whatever it is they do.Daniel Coyle's website here"How Strong is Your Culture" quiz here
16/06/2020 • 1 hour 28 minutes 56 seconds
#6 Ten (10) Principles of Navigating Uncertainty w/ Dr. Preston Cline
My conversation today is again with Dr. Preston Cline. We discuss the difference between "safety" and "security," and why it matters. We talk about judgment and decision making, risk-to-force versus risk-to-mission and what it costs you to balance both. We discuss team fluidity, team cohesion, and "user guides." Enjoy the conversation. The Ten (10) Principles of Navigating UncertaintyExample User Manual (here).And stay tuned for my interview next week with author of The Culture Code: the Secrets of Highly Successful Gro
02/06/2020 • 1 hour 6 minutes 8 seconds
#5 Touching the Dragon w/ Jimmy Hatch
My conversation with Jimmy Hatch, combat veteran, founder of SpikesK9Fund, author of Touching the Dragon, and one of the most insightful, humble, and honest conversations you'll EVER hear on the broad range of human experience.Touching the Dragon, James Hatch (and Christian D'Andrea)SpikesK9FundMy Semester with the Snowflakes, James Hatch (on Medium)
20/05/2020 • 2 hours 12 minutes 17 seconds
#4 Residue & the Hard Path w/ Dr. Preston Cline
Residue Research Paper (for public distribution)MCTI Podcast Website and Links to our Newsletter
07/05/2020 • 1 hour 4 minutes 55 seconds
#3 The Physiology of Long Duration Effort w/ Dr. Andrew Huberman
This is a conversation with Dr. Andrew Huberman, Assoc. Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University and Director of the Huberman Lab, and a discussion I’ve been wanting to have for a long time! We discuss the physiology of long duration efforts in rapidly emergent complex environments. Don’t miss this one!!! What it is ACTUALLY like on deployment, Coleman RuizAnd the survey link here for collaborative input Thank you.Spark, The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dwe
24/04/2020 • 2 hours 8 minutes 31 seconds
#2 Swarms, X-Teams, and Routine vs. Critical Communications
Critical vs. Routine Communications Research and Survey link here. Thanks for contributing!You can download the Associated Research Article PDF by clicking here.
13/04/2020 • 49 minutes 7 seconds
#1 The Mission Critical Team Institute w/ Dr. Preston Cline