Agile Leadership

My view of leadership was forged in the crucible of Army training and combat deployments. There is an unfortunate misunderstanding of how leadership is taught and functions within the military. Sustainable leadership is based on servant leadership and building high-performing teams.

This requires:

  • Cross-functional teams with all the skills necessary to accomplish the mission given them
  • De-centralized decision making
  • Esprit de corps
  • Training
  • Drilling
  • A learning environment

Topics I believe are misunderstood when discussing military teams are:

  • Command and Control
  • Hierarchical design