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Episode 3: What do leaders in extreme situations need to succeed? (Part 2)
Episode 33rd August 2021 • The Art & Science of Success • Jonathan Brown
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Welcome to the third episode of “The Art and Science of Success”

This is the part 2 of our interview with Professor Mike Matthews of the US Military Academy West Point. He is the most published military psychologist in the world, having written literally hundreds of academic papers. Collectively, his research interests center on Soldier performance in combat and other dangerous contexts.

In this episode, we continue our discussion into character-based leadership. We look into what the research shows about character, and what you can do to improve leadership using it. We also look at why people succeed and fail and what do leaders in extreme situations to succeed.

Listen to the entire episode to learn about Professor Mike Matthews and how to succeed in extreme situations. Let us know how much you are enjoying the show. Rate and review before the next episode!

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Notable Work.

Mike’s written over 200 academic papers. The most famous is “The Grit Paper” with Angela Duckworth, Chris Peterson and Dennis Kelly.

Here’s Mike’s Amazon page (UK) -

And for US based listeners -