Battle Tested Army General & Author of Adapt or Die
With 34 years in the US Army at his heel, Lieutenant General Rick Lynch has distinguished himself as an exceptional leader and strategist through his chameleon-like ability to adapt to change despite the most challenging obstacles. From surmounting his parents’ inability to pay for college by gaining entry to West Point to leading “The Surge” in Iraq as Army General with only six weeks to prepare, Lieutenant General Lynch has constructed a disciplined and effective mantra for success, which he shares with audiences across the country today. Read More >
Leadership and Safety
Ascending from Platoon Leader with 30 people under his command to the head of all US Army installations, Lieutenant General Rick Lynch has been able to clearly identify the qualities an effective leader needs. In this engaging presentation, Lynch will walk you through the nine leadership principles he has come to embrace over his 34 years in the US Army. They are the following:
The 21st-century leader faces a set of unprecedented challenges. Rapid change is the new normal and leaders with a keen ability to adapt are in high demand. Rick Lynch has lived his life by adapting to rapidly changing scenarios - overcoming obstacles not only big and small, but life or death. From surmounting his parents' inability to pay for college by gaining entry to West Point to leading "The Surge" in Iraq with only six weeks to prepare; from reinvigorating a bloated Army organization of 120,000 civilian employees (via billion dollar budget cuts) to lowering divorce and suicide rates at Fort Hood by outlawing weekend work and mandating soldier family time; from training in the robotics labs of MIT to rebuilding economies in a foreign nation and speaking to national news media in the middle of a war, Rick Lynch has faced more than most leaders will in a lifetime - which is why his lessons on how to adapt will inspire and provide unprecedented clarity to leaders from all walks of life.
"General Lynch was an inspirational opening to our meeting. His no-nonsense practical messages, supported with hands-on leadership experiences, provided real take-home messages for our audience. General Lynch aligned his messages to the work of our audience, which increased the impact for the group."
"Rick was fantastic! The group loved him. He touched on all the points we discussed in advance and it tied in nicely with the theme of the workshop and other activities we had throughout the day. Thanks!"
"He was fabulous! Very impressive and the group loved him. Thanks!"
"General Rick Lynch recently spoke to 200 leaders from our Operations group. He engaged the audience very well, using examples from our business that demonstrated he had taken the time to learn about the company. He connected with the audience and quietly but powerfully conveyed his leadership principles. It was a wonderful learning experience delivered by a great leader who clearly cares a great deal for others."
"Rick is clearly a great listener in that he hit those exact leadership topics during his presentation. Rick takes “your topics” and applies his stories and real life experiences and makes them come alive in a way the audience can relate to. He is not about the power point slides or props. I have never had so many colleagues, both members of the sales team as well as other home office leaders come by and comment how he connected with them."
"Rick Lynch is a true leader and motivator. Every speaker needs to prepare for their remarks; Ricky’s preparation is his life’s story. His leadership background is an excellent foundation for speaking to any audience. If your group is looking for someone who can connect with your audience and deliver “the goods,” Ricky Lynch is your man."
"Rick was fantastic! The group really enjoyed his talk and they all walked away inspired to be a better leader."