•Waging Unconventional Warfare in The Pech Valley, Military Lessons Learned
UW in the second half of the 20th century and the first 17 years of the 21st has emerged as a common sense, agile, cheap, and extremely effective form of warfare. In the most diverse, violent, and volatile region in the Afghan War, victory was not defined in terms of holding key terrain, winning kinetic battles or defeating a “definable” enemy. Winning in the Pech consisted of a multidimensional approach to denying the current and future enemy from holding the human terrain. What went right, what went wrong, and what can we apply in our current conflicts.
•“Think like a Green Beret,” Military Lessons Applied to Business
The Green Beret is the crown jewel human resource of the US Military. The most highly trained soldier, a generalist in military strategy, a specialist in skills and tactics, entrepreneur, statesman, and leader of US and indigenous soldiers. Operating in the gray of unconventional warfare, the Green Beret is able to adapt his approach to accomplish the mission whether that is controlling airstrikes with billion dollar aircraft or leading local soldiers on horseback. Green Berets do more than “think outside the box”, they execute “outside the box” and deliver results. Entrepreneurs, business leaders, sales managers, and field representatives that approach their business like a Green Beret will see their customers, competitors, and opportunities in a whole new light.
•Leadership in Difficult Circumstances. Selling Your Vision to Customers and Teammates.
Leaders are forged in challenging times filled with difficulties and obstacles. In war and business, the right path or choice to accomplish the mission is not always black and white. A leader must navigate his team through difficulty while keeping true to the organizations ethics and core values. In today’s business environment there is a need for principled based leadership with unconventional thinking to take your organization to the next level of success.