Episode 7

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1st May 2020

Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Keni Thomas: Leading in Uncertain Times

Leadership is the example you set for the people you serve

Host Nick Nanton talks with friend and former Army Ranger, Keni Thomas about a plethora of topics including The Battle of Mogadishu, which was the inspiration for the motion picture Black Hawk Down. Nick and Keni also discuss servant-leaders and how they can whiteboard a better America, building trust through Keni’s Downrange Advanced Leadership Course, and the importance of doing the right thing even when it’s hard.

Timestamps:

  • 1:50: The Battle of Mogadishu
  • 7:20: Positive takeaways from quarantine 
  • 10:32: Diagnosis of PTSD 
  • 13:17: How Keni and Nick met
  • 17:16: Downrange — and its purpose
  • 24:06: Resiliency of the human spirit
  • 28:15: What’s working in the world and what could be better
  • 35:59: The best definition of leadership
  • 38:31: Strategies used even in times of questioning

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About the Podcast

Now to Next with Nick Nanton
On Now to Next, Nick Nanton sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.
Fifteen-time Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer, Nick Nanton, has become known for telling stories that connect. Why? Because he focuses on the most fascinating subject in the world: PEOPLE. As co-founder of the largest personal branding agency in the world, DNA: The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, representing more than 3000 clients in 60 countries around the world, Nick learned the art of storytelling through helping his clients tell their stories in order to share their unique gifts with the world. On Now to Next, Nick sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.