Empowering teams using mission command

2f4800411154a8c66dde489448a044d2?s=47 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).

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Michiel Rook

February 26, 2020
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    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
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  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

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

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  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."
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    I N E D I N T E N T
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    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 . . ."
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    T H O D E N D S TAT E
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    attacks to neutralize E: supply column safely reached forward line of troops
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    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
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    E R S TA N D I N G
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    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
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    N M I N D
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    M M A N D I S N OT E ASY !
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    D E R S H I P
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    D EC I S I O N M A K I N G
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    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 / michiel@michielrook.nl www.michielrook.nl