48 minutes | Dec 18, 2020

General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. - Effective Team Building Now & Post-COVID (Ep. 9)

General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., served as the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, and the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Council. His insight and leadership experience are nearly unmatched.In this episode, General Dunford discusses critical lessons he’s learned that - if taken to heart - could change the way we lead in the future for the better, with host Gary Heil.Drawing from extensive military experience, Dunford stresses the need for leaders to surround themselves with good people, the importance of building an environment of trust (and how to do so), and what sets a successful plan development process apart from one bound to fail.Other critical takeaways include:The importance of getting dissent up front in the vision-setting and planning process.The importance of an honest feedback loop.What it means for leaders to figuratively cross the Grand Canyon.What it took to build a global integrator to launch the U.S. military into the future.The difference between management and leadership, and how we often get it wrong.This conversation may just be the foundational piece needed to build teams of today, into what’s necessary for the post-COVID world.
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