CEO & Co-Founder of Echelon Front
After two decades of service as a Navy SEAL, John “Jocko” Willink knows a thing or two about leading people in trying situations. It is with that experience that Willink is able to offer unparalleled insight into leadership, team management and more. Read More >
TEDx: Extreme Ownership
Battle-tested concepts of combat leadership that directly correlate to all leadership situations on and off the battlefield. We don’t teach theory learned in a classroom. We teach tried, tested, and proven combat leadership principles and strategies learned on the front lines of the war on terror.
The key to effective leadership is balance. Leaders will constantly be faced with opposing forces that must be balanced in order to succeed. We discuss how to identify and constantly make adjustments to those opposing forces to lead every member of your team effectively.
The laws of combat were learned on the battlefield of Ramadi, but they apply everywhere. Whether in business, personal, or life implementing the four laws of combat are required to succeed. Cover and Move, Simple, Prioritize and Execute, and Decentralized Command: these are the laws that lead to winning.
Although combat is different from any other environment in the world, the traits and qualities needed to succeed are exactly the same. The presentation will focus on leading in dynamic situations. Simple and direct, yet simultaneously strategic and diplomatic, these leadership concepts are designed to get your team executing at the highest level possible. Take advantage and implement the lessons learned from the harshest teacher: war.
At Echelon Front, we preach a Default Aggressive mindset. But being aggressive while solving safety and risk issues requires a solid foundation and understanding of why we do what we do. We discuss the benefit to establishing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all of your team. Then we teach how to take aggressive actions to mitigate risk and fix problems before they do damage.
Designed to create alignment across your entire industry, the planning process is critical to create understanding, buy-in, and commitment to mission accomplishment. We teach the military’s approach to mission planning, then conduct training that shows how it applies directly to you and your team. We culminate with exercises specific to your needs and establish the process and path toward setting a vision and accomplishing your mission.
“Jocko Willink presented his story to an international audience of around 150 senior executives. Jocko is an amazing speaker – the audience was completely engaged, inspired and motivated by the event. To this day, people cannot stop talking about how great Jocko was. He is an absolute “must” for your next event! ”
"Jocko Willink – took the time to think about his messaging as it related to what we are currently experiencing at GE Aviation. Came to our meeting early to attend/watch speakers that presented before him. Employees felt that he was the best guest speaker to date. Received a standing ovation. Very polite and professional to work with."