Harnessing the Power of the Debrief


In the fast-paced world of business, success isn’t just about what you do—it’s about what you learn from what you do. That’s where the Fighter Pilot Debrief comes in.

When you’re just starting out, debriefs are your lifeline, helping you navigate the tumultuous waters of entrepreneurship. As your business grows, they become indispensable tools for maintaining efficiency and excellence. And when faced with fierce competition, debriefs give you the edge to adapt and thrive. That’s the power of the Fighter Pilot Debrief.

With all of this in mind, can you really afford to skip debriefing?

Unfortunately, only a small percentage of companies in corporate America have any system for looking back and evaluating execution errors and successes. Why? Because time is money, and in the world of billable hours, it’s onto the next project, the next week, the next month, or the next client. But the companies who do harness the power of the Debrief are the ones who leave the biggest mark.

The Three Pillars of Debriefing

The power of the Debrief is held in three main components:

  1. Truth
  2. Open Mind
  3. Open Communication

In order to have a truly effective Debrief, you need to leverage all three components. Think about it this way: if you were missing one of these three components, would you be able to hold a truly collaborative meeting that gives insight into all aspects of a mission?

Debriefing with Our “ORCA” Tool

Debriefing is done in a nameless, rankless environment, using our Debriefing tool, “ORCA,” which is a simple four-step process that links your expectations or goals (Objective) with your results today, inviting challenge from the group to identify the cause of any discrepancies. Understanding the cause allows us to take small actions individually to adjust our approach and accelerate our business. Imagine the impact of one small win or adjustment each day from every person in your organization—compounded daily, it’s profound.

Just imagine if Neil Armstrong had returned from the moon without a debrief. Or if one of your employees visited a competitor’s site and kept their findings to themselves. Debriefs unlock a treasure trove of invaluable data and insights, accelerating learning and driving progress. That’s the power of the Debrief.

Ready to unlock your team’s full potential with the power of debriefing? Contact us today for a transformational journey towards success!