Mission Command

Teaching United States Marine Instructors New Tricks: Developing Adaptability Through Experiential Learning

We Make Marines

“Some military commanders do not know how to adjust their methods. They can find an advantageous position. Still they cannot use their men effectively.” ~ Sun Tzu, The Art Of War 8:1.19-21

Teaching Officers How to Think verses Telling Them What To Think

Educating future leaders and officers in “how to think” (cognitive skills) takes longer and is intellectually far more expensive than industrially based task training, while task training requires resources like weapons, ranges, equipment, and special facilities that require training be done at established locations, requiring centralization. The good news is that recent studies by Dr. Bjork (UCLA) have discovered that theories about learning have been wrong.

Podcast on The Command Culture Necessary to Reshape the Golden Hour of Crisis

Sand Table

George Whitney each week speaks with people making a difference in emergency management. They talk about what works, what doesn’t, how to work efficiently and how to get it done with maximum effect.

Harvard ROTC Leadership Conference

Myself and Will Foley a United States Army (Ret) Special Forces supervisor, instructor and operator, will be in Boston this weekend facilitating an Adaptive Leadership workshop for the Harvard ROTC Leadership Conference that includes Massachuaetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, North Eastern and Siena College.

We will be spending the two days facilitating tactical decision games and red team exercises for about 80 People about to be commissioned as officers in the United States military.

More to follow on the lessons learned from the next two days.

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