The Simple Approach in a Complex Market
The need for strong and effective leaders is one thing that every organization has in common. But what is the definition of leadership?
If you think back over the past twenty or even ten years it is clear how much more complex our organizational responsibilities have become. The impact of technological advances has had a significant impact on HR and best practices with hiring and talent management and the “war” to get the talent you need within your organization.
In this webinar, Charles “Chaz” Campbell highlights the critical importance of having a process in place that is not only the company wide standard but that all members of the organization support and buy in to.
The pinnacle of our Flawless Execution model, the Purpose area informs all elements of organizational operations and guides decision-making at every level.
This area of the model is the base of your organization. It’s the structure that allows for day-to-day operations, and its health is the biggest determinant in achieving Flawless Execution.
What ties this all together is the engine in the middle; the Flawless Execution Cycle of Plan-Brief-Execute-Debrief. This iterative approach to daily operations and strategic execution creates a shared mental model that breaks down silos and communication barriers with simple, scalable processes. It brings day-to-day structure and discipline and ultimately means the difference between success and failure.
Provide Your Team with the Tools They Need
Without fail, each time I sit down with the HR department and top executives in an organization, they all say “We need better leaders!”. Well, what does that mean?
I have developed a working definition of what it means to be a leader. When I say I want you to be a leader, I want to be able to assign you a task, provide you with a group to work with you and for you to collaboratively develop a plan to accomplish the mission. A leader is able to create a plan an be held accountable for the execution and results. And most importantly, the leader must be able to hold an effective Debrief with the team to improve the process for next time and become a better, more high-performing team. When an effective Debrief is held, the Lessons Learned are shared throughout the organization to prevent mistakes from happing and scale the successes.
Develop Leadership Skills on Every Level
How do we create a learning organization? Once a team has put in the time and work on a project, how can the entire organization learn from it? When you capture the results in such a way that we can share it with the rest of the organization, everyone’s knowledge and skills develop.
Conduct Frequent Reviews as Mentoring Opportunities
How do you actually, functionally sit down and have a conversation to understand the goals of those who work for you? Having these conversations is a critical leadership skill and a major component of improving the life expectancy and success of your organization. The S.T.E.A.L.T.H. Debrief achieves these goals for projects and missions but also works for individual performance.
Everything we do is a leader lead process. Whether you use Afterburner’s Flawless Execution process, another formalized process, or have your own internal process, none of it matters unless you as a leader embrace it and use it. Creating better leaders and creating better leadership conversations improves the execution and the job satisfaction of your entire organization.
About the Speaker:
Charles “Chaz” Campbell is the most senior member of the Afterburner Team. He recently retired from active service having achieved the rank of Brigadier General and accumulating over 30 years of service in the US Air Force and the Florida Air National Guard. During his career, Chaz has commanded at all levels within the Air Force, none more demanding than his last assignment as the Vice Commander of Air Forces North, First Air Force where he lead in the “can’t fail” environment of Air Defense of the entire United States airspace, helping ensure September 11th would not ever happen again. Chaz is a graduate of the US Air Force Fighter Weapons School, after which he was selected as an instructor for the elite Air Force fighter school. He has been combat ready in the F-4, F-16 and the F-15 with over 3,700 hours.