Wednesday, August 11, 2021 — Rob Teschner
Many organizations struggle with implementing system-wide accountability. Holding people accountable for their decisions is a challenging prospect for anyone, especially those who lack experience in this field. An additional pressure point is the prospect of accountable leadership in a rapidly-changing environment, in an age where disruptors are constantly emerging, challenging “the old way” of doing business. Organizations that thrive in this age of rapid change are those that have built processes and employ methodologies focusing on human interactions. Critically, they’ve adopted cultures that embrace improvement and value accountability in ALL aspects of their operations. Either by design or chance they are following the approach high-performing military teams take to enable success in complex environments the world-over. Learning from these high-performing military teams is a powerful option for any organization that intends to win despite disruptive change.
In his interactive program, Mr. Teschner will provide participants clear insight into how high-performing military teams teach leadership, practice accountability and deal with complexity in a program that includes the following:
- A brief history of the development of popular systems that promote innovation
- An outline of the core elements of The Debrief-Focused Approach™
- A case study of accountable leadership in action
- The steps for creating an Accountable Leadership process
Value to members:
Participants will leave with a clear understanding of how high-performing military teams organize and prepare for operations in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) environments. They will gain a foundational understanding of the high-performing team Debrief model, to include an appreciation for the cultural requirements necessary for successful implementation. The backbone of the high-performing team model, The Debrief-Focused Approach™, will be presented in a readily-accessible format such that participants can immediately implement the most essential components in their own organizations.
Mr. Robert “Cujo” Teschner is a retired F-15 / F-22 fighter pilot. He is also a former F-15 Weapons School Instructor, F-22 Squadron Commander, senior Joint Staff officer and combat veteran. He holds advanced degrees in Operational Art and Science and National Security Strategy, and has extensive experience in tactical planning and execution as well as organizational leadership. From 2004 – 2006 he served as the US Air Force’s expert in post-mission debriefing, the methodology used by high-performing military teams to self-correct and improve continuously. He retired immediately after pinning-on full Colonel due to complications from cancer-related care and started an international business consulting practice based in St. Louis, MO called VMax Group. VMax Group’s mission is to teach businesses how to thrive in a complex world by practicing Accountable Leadership and building high-performing teams. Mr. Teschner is a multiple award-winning fighter aviator, an award-winning writer and author of the national bestselling book, “Debrief to Win”.