Thu, 24 September 2015
This is The Construction Leading Edge podcast (www.constructionleadingedge.com), my name is Todd Dawalt, and my job is to help you grow your leadership skills, grow your business and grow your income.
In this episode, I interview Chris Fussell. He is the Chief Growth Officer at McChrystal Group. He's an author of the New York Times bestseller, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex World.
Chris was commissioned as a Naval Officer in 1997, and spent the next 15 years on US Navy SEAL Teams, leading SEAL elements in combat zones around the globe, including Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
A few years ago, Chris left the Naval Special Warfare Development Group to join the McChrystal Group. They are a leadership and management consultancy composed of a mix of folks from the military, academic, business, and technology sectors. Their consultants specialize in transforming stagnant and siloed organizations into cohesive, adaptable “teams of teams”.
In a nutshell, in this interview you will learn about how the military special operations leadership had to change their approach during the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan and how the principles they developed apply to business today. You will learn about distributed networks, what empowered execution is and how to create a shared consciousness.
Here's how you can learn more about and connect with Chris:
His book: Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex World
Why Special Ops Stopped Relying So Much on Top-Down Leadership - Harvard Business Review
Wed, 16 September 2015
Todd Dawalt here from The Construction Leading Edge (www.constructionleadingedge.com).
If you lead a business, department or a project, you're probably busy, there's always work to do, you could always use more customers, and every part of your operation can be optimized to be more efficient.
A lot of people think that when they need to get more results, speed things up, increase profit, etc. the answer is simply to do more, work more, hire more people, or just work harder.
The reality? In business, almost every activity is a waste of time.
Want to learn the principle that will help you increase output while decreasing input?
It's the same principle used by Warren Buffett and the guy who invented shorthand.