November 24, 2020

Episode #005: Leaders Must Learn How To Control The Uncontrollables

Identification of what a leader can and cannot control is critical to success. The mental and physical focus in preparation must be placed on what they can control in order to overcome what they cannot control during execution.

Join this Talent War Group discussion led by founder of FRSix, Francis Racioppi, Dr. Chris Frueh, Active Duty Army Officer Ryan Crayne, British SBS Dean Stott, and Army Ranger School Graduate, Lisa Jaster.

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Fran Racioppi
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Francis Racioppi, CPP, CBCP, most recently led Genius Fund as the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, a vertically integrated cannabis company in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to Genius, Fran served as the Director of Global Security for Snapchat where he was recruited to professionalize and scale the security organization across the globe and among all business units. Fran holds an MBA from New York University and graduated with honors from Boston University with a BA in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Fran served 13 years in the United States Army as a Green Beret, deploying three times to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. A lifelong sailor, Fran volunteers teaching Veterans to sail as the Race Director for Sailahead a Veterans service organization dedicated to reducing the Veteran suicide rate. Fran has also served as the Treasurer of the United War Veterans Council, an NYC-based non-profit focused on the wellness and healing of transitioning veterans, as well as the host of the annual NYC Veterans Day Parade.

Dr. Chris Frueh
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Christopher Frueh, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX. He has thirty years of professional experience working with military veterans and active-duty personnel and has conducted clinical trials, epidemiology, historical, and neuroscience research, primarily with combat veterans. He has co-authored over 300 scientific publications, including historical analysis of U.S. Army suicides dating back to 1819 and a current graduate textbook on adult psychopathology. Professionally, he has worked with combat veterans since 1991 and devotes much of his time to the military special operations community. He has also published commentaries in the National Review, Huffington Post, New York Times, Time, and Washington Post; and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Washington Post, Scientific American, Stars and Stripes, USA Today, Men’s Health, and Los Angeles Times, among others. Under the pen name Christopher Bartley, he has also published nine novels, including THEY DIE ALONE and most recently, A SEASON PAST.

Ryan Crayne
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CPT Ryan Crayne is an active-duty Infantry Officer and has served for the past eight years in positions from Platoon Leader to Company Commander including two deployments to Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment. He is currently attending the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business to obtain his Masters of Business Administration. Following graduation, Ryan will serve at the United States Military Academy at West Point as an Ethics instructor.

Dean Stott
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Dean is a former British Special Forces Soldier, 2x World Record Holder, Adventurer, Philanthropist, Author, and International Speaker. After making it through the Special Forces selection process, Dean became one of the very first army members to join the SBS (Special Boat Service). Throughout his esteemed military career, he has conducted deployments to overseas hostile environments and been involved in Counter-Terrorism operations; he has traveled to some of the toughest places in the world. He then established a distinguished career in the private security sector; Dean is now a renowned international speaker, presenting to FTSE 100 companies, sporting bodies, military departments, schools, and businesses. Dean has presented inspiring talks to 10,000 people at the O2 Arena through to 25 local children in impoverished areas. In 2016 Dean began training to cycle the longest motorable road in the world The Pan American Highway and completed the 14,000 miles route from Argentina to Alaska in May 2018.

Lisa Jaster
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Lisa Jaster graduated from the West Point Academy with a BS in Civil Engineering and was commissioned as an active duty engineer officer. During 2003, Lisa deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a company executive officer, later serving as the battalion operations construction officer. She attended the Army Engineer Officer Advanced Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and earned her MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2004. After leaving the Active Army, Lisa was employed by Shell Oil Company for 12 years. From April to October 2015, she took a six-month leave of absence and attended Army Ranger School, being one of three females that graduated from the first integrated Ranger School course. Lisa is married to a fellow reserve officer and has two children. She lives an active lifestyle competing in anything from ultra trail runs to CrossFit competitions. She loves martial arts training, specifically Jiu-Jitsu, and is always looking for the next challenge to tackle.

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