This talk was given in Melbourne Australia on the 18th June 2014 at Agile Australia
What happens when an Agile guy with over 17 years of experience meets a US Special Forces guy with 13 years of operational experience? By combining these two disparate yet aligned worlds this session considers successful leadership in complex and adaptive environments.
Great leaders (and teams) not only embrace disruption, but plan for it, live it and adapt to it. It’s a mindset. It’s a problem solving skill. It’s something that is built into the DNA of every Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha or Marine Special Operations Team.
We have historically ignored the middle tiers of leadership and they have become transformation impediments as a result. We call them the “Frozen Middle” and it’s time to give them some Special Forces love and attention.