Episode 1

Published on:

20th Jul 2020

How someone becomes Chief of Staff of the US Army with General Dennis Reimer

Today’s guest on the premiere episode of The Indispensables is my old friend, 4-star General Dennis Reimer, who spent four years as Chief of Staff of the United States Army before retiring in 1999. How does somebody get to be Chief of Staff of the US Army? And what does that kind of indispensable person look like?


Mentioned in this episode:

·        Peter Drucker: The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization

·        The Cadet Prayer

·        General Creighton W. Abrams

·        General Colin Powell

·        U.S. Army Center for Army Lessons Learned




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About the Podcast

The Indispensables
Conversations with real go-to people who stand the test of time in the real world of work
Based on Bruce Tulgan's new book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work, The Indispensables is a podcast series about how real people, in the real world, become indispensable, go-to people who stand the test of time at work.

Featuring conversations with go-to people from organizations of all shapes and sizes, in every industry, Bruce Tulgan drills down into the specifics of what these people do differently to stand out in their jobs and careers. There will be no fads or quick-fix solutions here. This podcast is all about actionable advice that really works.


Bruce Tulgan is the CEO of RainmakerThinking, the management research, consulting and training firm he founded in 1993. All of his work is based on 27 years of intensive workplace interviews and has been featured in thousands of news stories around the world. You can follow Bruce on Twitter @BruceTulgan or learn more about his work at: https://rainmakerthinking.com/