Aug 15, 2018
Major Larry Moores, Retired Army
Ranger recently inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame, and now
Executive Director of the Three Rangers Foundation, talks with Jim
and Jan about leadership in adverse environments, shared
accountability and camaraderie within a unit. Larry talks about how
an understanding of fundamentals can help teams succeed in the most
Larry shares his story to
inspire and motivate, but also to help people understand the
journey to success is not always an upwards climb or the smoothest
[3:46] Larry’s upbringing
strongly influenced and shaped his vision and values as a leader.
He and his and his brother were encouraged to do the right thing,
even when no one was watching.
[4:02] Larry was recently
inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame, and credits much of the
honor and success to the team around him.
[6:02] Strong leadership
development, and training in difficult and diverse environments
help to support a team’s commitment to their mission.
[10:47] Trust and faith in your
teammates ability is of the utmost importance.
[11:22] Two commitments in the
Ranger Creed that stand out to Larry as tenants of leadership are
“never leave a fellow comrade” and “I will train to be the best at
what I do, and give it 110%.”
[13:37] Larry seeks teammates
and trainees that will stay open and curious for more knowledge
along the way of mission accomplishment.
[15:12] It is critical to have
post action reviews as a team to study what went wrong, what went
right, and what could be better for the next mission.
[17:50] Good leaders should
maintain a balance of sharing information with their team, and
providing a buffer between that which will overwhelm and detract
focus from the objective.
[23:29] Whether it’s a military
or business unit, it’s important for every member of the team to
have a deep understanding of the fundamentals of the mission, and
then drill it into action through repetition and focus.
[25:56] Incorporating the whole
team into training keeps the environment fresh and helps to combat
[27:58] Leaders must teach
foundational and fundamental expectations of the particular levels
of each specific unit, and possibly the organization as a whole.
[31:52] As Executive Direction
of the The Three Rangers Foundation, Larry dedicates his time and
energy into supporting Veterans find senior leadership mentors to
help transition them into the business world.
[37:44] As we grow and develop
through our lives, there’s different obstacles along the way. Our
ability to have a fundamental platform allows us to be successful
during times of adversity.
“We are mission
“Commitment to the creed and to
the brothers on your right and left really carries a lot of
“Successful people don’t get
“Give people the right training
and vision, then allow them to go out there and make a mistake but
not be punished too much.”
“From a working level to a
strategic C level, there are wins and losses based on different
engagement from each perspective.”
“Leaders must give their team
the information they need to be successful in their tactical
approach, but not too much to overwhelm them with information.”
“If you are getting too
comfortable at what you’re doing, it’s time to take a step back and
really look at what you’re doing.”
“It’s about taking the right
steps when no one’s watching.”
“Sometimes, we must step back
and look at the fundamentals rather than reaching for the next
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