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Empowering teams using mission command

Michiel Rook
February 26, 2020

Empowering teams using mission command

Do as you’re told! Old-school leadership at its “finest”, telling you how, but not what. And certainly not “why”.

Join me as I talk you through the principles of mission command, which is all about pushing down or shifting left decision-making authority.

Learn how to apply these principles, benefit from the input and strengths of your people and empower your team(s).

Michiel Rook

February 26, 2020
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  1. E M P OW E R I N G T

    E A M S U S I N G M I S S I O N C O M M A N D M I C H I E L R O O K @michieltcs
  2. @michieltcs I N T R O D U C T

    I O N
  3. @michieltcs T H E WO R L D I S

    C H A N G I N G
  4. @michieltcs T H E WO R L D I S

    V U CA
  5. @michieltcs VO L AT I L E U N C

    E RTA I N C O M P L E X A M B I G U O U S
  6. @michieltcs "Today’s rapidly changing world ... organizations everywhere are now

    facing dizzying challenges" – G E N . S TA N L E Y M C C H RYS TA L
  7. @michieltcs P L A N N I N G I

    N C O M P L E X E N V I R O N M E N T S
  8. @michieltcs P L A N N I N G I

    N N O N - L I N E A R E N V I R O N M E N T S
  9. @michieltcs "No plan of operations extends with certainty beyond the

    first encounter with the enemy's main strength" – H E L M U T H VO N M O LT K E
  10. @michieltcs "There is only one way the plan can go

    right, but any number of ways in which it can go wrong." – S T E P H E N B U N G AY
  11. @michieltcs "Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in

    the mouth." – M I K E T YS O N
  12. @michieltcs F R I C T I O N

  13. @michieltcs "Everything is very simple in war, but the simplest

    thing is difficult. These difficulties accumulate and produce a friction." – CA R L VO N C L AU S E W I T Z
  14. @michieltcs D I F F I C U LT I

    ES
  15. @michieltcs O P P O RT U N I T

    I ES
  16. @michieltcs C O N T E X T ? D

    EC I S I O N - M A K I N G AU T H O R I T Y ?
  17. @michieltcs

  18. @michieltcs escalate 1° 2° 3° 4° escalate escalate or Context

    Where are decisions made? Who can take action?
  19. @michieltcs S H I F T- L E F T

    D EC I S I O N M A K I N G !
  20. @michieltcs M I S S I O N C O

    M M A N D
  21. @michieltcs TAS K BAS E D L E A D

    E R S H I P
  22. @michieltcs TAS K BAS E D L E A D

    E R S H I P
  23. @michieltcs G OA L BAS E D L E A

    D E R S H I P
  24. @michieltcs "Say what you want people to achieve and, above

    all, tell them why. Then ask them to tell you what they are going to do as a result." – S T E P H E N B U N G AY
  25. @michieltcs D EC E N T RA L I Z

    E D C O M M A N D
  26. @michieltcs "I believe in a centralized vision, coupled with decentralized

    planning and execution." – G E N . J I M M AT T I S
  27. @michieltcs E M P OW E R I N G

  28. @michieltcs I N I T I AT I V E

    & I N D E P E N D E N T T H I N K I N G
  29. @michieltcs E X P LO I T O P P

    O RT U N I T I ES !
  30. @michieltcs M Y S T O RY

  31. @michieltcs M Y S T O RY

  32. @michieltcs YO U ?

  33. @michieltcs A B R I E F H I S

    TO RY
  34. @michieltcs "But in case signals can neither be seen or

    perfectly understood, no captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy." – A D M . H O RAT I O N E L S O N
  35. @michieltcs

  36. @michieltcs "I do not propose to lay down for you

    a plan of campaign, but simply to lay down the work it is desirable to have done and leave you free to execute it in your own way." – G E N . U LYS S ES S . G RA N T
  37. @michieltcs H E L M U T H VO N

    M O LT K E
  38. @michieltcs

  39. @michieltcs AU F T RAG S TA K T I

    K
  40. @michieltcs M I S S I O N -T Y

    P E TAC T I C S
  41. @michieltcs M I S S I O N C O

    M M A N D
  42. @michieltcs M I S S I O N C O

    M M A N D I N M I L I TA RY O R G A N I Z AT I O N S
  43. @michieltcs – U S A R M Y "...the exercise

    of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander's intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders."
  44. @michieltcs

  45. @michieltcs C L E A R LY D E F

    I N E D I N T E N T
  46. @michieltcs = E F F EC T TO AC H

    I E V E
  47. @michieltcs = R ES U LT TO AC H I

    E V E
  48. @michieltcs = E N D S TAT E TO AC

    H I E V E
  49. @michieltcs = W H AT S U C C ES

    S LO O K S L I K E
  50. @michieltcs " I F W E D O N OT

    H I N G E L S E D U R I N G T H I S M I S S I O N , W E M U S T. . ."
  51. @michieltcs " T H E S I N G L

    E , M O S T- I M P O RTA N T T H I N G T H AT W E M U S T D O I S . . ."
  52. @michieltcs 1st plt attacks to neutralize enemy observation post YANKEE

    in order to allow supply column to safely reach forward line of troops
  53. @michieltcs P U R P O S E M E

    T H O D E N D S TAT E
  54. @michieltcs P U R P O S E ( W

    H Y A R E W E H E R E )
  55. @michieltcs M E T H O D ( K E

    Y TAS K S TO E X EC U T E )
  56. @michieltcs E N D S TAT E ( D E

    F I N I T I O N O F S U C C ES S )
  57. @michieltcs P: neutralize enemy observation post YANKEE M: 1st plt

    attacks to neutralize E: supply column safely reached forward line of troops
  58. @michieltcs C L E A R LY D E F

    I N E D C O N S T RA I N T S
  59. @michieltcs S H A R E D U N D

    E R S TA N D I N G
  60. @michieltcs M E 1U P 2 U P intent intent

    plan plan 1 2 3 intent
  61. @michieltcs M E 1 2 3 plan 1U P 2

    U P intent intent plan plan
  62. @michieltcs M I S S I O N M I

    S S I O N M I S S I O N M I S S I O N M I S S I O N M I S S I O N M I S S I O N M I S S I O N M I S S I O N M I S S I O N M I S S I O N M I S S I O N M I S S I O N M I S S I O N M I S S I O N
  63. @michieltcs C R U C I A L I N

    G R E D I E N T S
  64. @michieltcs E D U CAT I O N

  65. @michieltcs T RA I N I N G

  66. @michieltcs D I S C I P L I N

    E
  67. @michieltcs K N OW I N G YO U R

    P EO P L E
  68. @michieltcs T R U S T

  69. @michieltcs "If senior commanders don’t sufficiently train their subordinates so

    they can trust their initiative, then those commanders have failed." – G E N . J I M M AT T I S
  70. @michieltcs M I S S I O N C O

    M M A N D I N B U S I N ES S
  71. @michieltcs "There is no point in recruiting a specialist and

    then trying to tell them how to do the job. So, hire the right people, for each role. Give them clear objectives." – C H R I S T I A N H O R N E R
  72. @michieltcs "Then empower them, put them in an environment where

    they can do best whatever they do best really well." – C H R I S T I A N H O R N E R
  73. @michieltcs S P EC I A L I S T

    S
  74. @michieltcs K N OW L E D G E WO

    R K E R S
  75. @michieltcs I N D I V I D UA L

    E X P E RT I S E
  76. @michieltcs C O N T RAS T: TAY LO R

    I S M
  77. @michieltcs O U TC O M ES OV E R

    O U T P U T
  78. @michieltcs C L E A R O B J EC

    T I V ES
  79. @michieltcs V I S I O N

  80. @michieltcs S T RAT EGY

  81. @michieltcs I N T E N T

  82. @michieltcs C L E A R C O N S

    T RA I N T S
  83. @michieltcs

  84. @michieltcs S H A R E D U N D

    E R S TA N D I N G
  85. @michieltcs E M P OW E R I N G

    S U B O R D I N AT ES
  86. @michieltcs "Don’t move information to authority, move authority to the

    information." – L . DAV I D M A R Q U E T
  87. @michieltcs K E E P T H I S I

    N M I N D
  88. @michieltcs M I S S I O N C O

    M M A N D I S N OT E ASY !
  89. @michieltcs M I N D S E T

  90. @michieltcs M U T UA L T R U S

    T
  91. @michieltcs C O N T R O L

  92. @michieltcs M I C R O - M A N

    AG E M E N T
  93. None
  94. @michieltcs A L LOW R O O M FO R

    M I S TA K ES
  95. @michieltcs B U R E AU C RACY

  96. @michieltcs S U M M A RY

  97. @michieltcs G OA L BAS E D L E A

    D E R S H I P
  98. @michieltcs S H I F T- L E F T

    D EC I S I O N M A K I N G
  99. @michieltcs C L E A R LY D E F

    I N E D I N T E N T
  100. @michieltcs S U P P O RT ( D I

    S C I P L I N E D) I N I T I AT I V E
  101. T H A N K YO U FO R L

    I S T E N I N G @michieltcs / [email protected] www.michielrook.nl