When I first started this podcast I never thought I would have the range of guests I’ve been lucky enough to talk to over the past couple of years.
Getting to learn what leadership looks like in fields outside my own has taught me that, while leadership is going to look different in every setting, good leadership has qualities that are universal, and therefore transferable.
Now, talking to someone who has changed professions is par for the course on this show, but I don’t think we’ve ever caught a guest who was literally in the process of shifting between two wildly different careers.
But, if you think about it, it makes sense; starting a business leaves little time for much else.
That’s why I was so thankful that Clive Savacool took the time to sit down and unpack that transition in real-time.
A veteran firefighter with 25 years of experience, Clive would end up captaining multiple departments in his home state of California.
During that time he responded to thousands of calls and became very familiar with administering and tracking narcotics to on-scene accident victims.
He was also smart enough to notice there was a huge problem - all these records were being kept by hand.
These real-world experiences led him to develop LogRX, a medication tracking and management system that keeps patients safe and medical professionals accountable by tracing narcotics from their origin all the way to their administration.
Clive and I discuss what skills are always transferable as a leader, what it takes to become comfortable leading in a space where you don’t know it all, and why the “move fast and break things” mentality doesn’t always work.
Enjoy the show!