AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

For a Strong Culture, Build Rivers not Lakes

June 13, 2022

It seems obvious but is so often overlooked: Trust is perhaps the most important element of any organization’s culture. Host Colonel (retired) Scott Halstead sat down with Colonel Brian Ducote and Command Sergeant Major Mark Eckstrom of the fabled 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division just prior to their departure to Iraq and Syria to discuss how to create a strong culture, how the analogy of building a river is what leaders should aim for, and... what it would take to coax Scott to come out of retirement to join their mission.

  • Guests from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, U.S. Army:
    • COL Brian Ducote, Commander
    • CSM Mark Eckstrom, Command Sergeant Major
  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead

Resources:

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
U.S. Army Fort Drum
Web: https://home.army.mil/drum/index.php/units-tenants/1st-BCT

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