From Command-and-Control to Agility at Scale: A Transformation Story From the Navy SEALs by David Silverman

This talk will offer practical insight into how leaders can scale the values of agile across an enterprise.

Despite near universal recognition that we live in a complex and interconnected world, most organizations are still using industrial age management practices. In today's world, where the future rewrites itself in the time it takes to type 140 characters, a fundamentally different leadership style is required for success. Dave will share his experiences building adaptability across a wide range of organizations. His presentation will draw on his 13 year career as a Navy SEAL and 10 years of business expertise helping technology companies lead complex technical programs at scale.

about the speakers

David Silverman

Former Navy SEALs officer

Leadership expert and best-selling author David Silverman has paved the way in transforming groups into high-performing, agile, and adaptive teams that drive success. David continues to bring out the best in people as CEO and Founder of CrossLead. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, David served in the US Navy as a SEAL Officer for 12 years. Building off of his collective leadership experiences, David created CrossLead as a holistic performance management solution for today’s environment. CrossLead is designed to empower leaders, teams, and organizations to scale the adaptability of elite small teams to the entire enterprise. David previously co-founded the McChrystal Group and led the company as CEO from 2011 through 2015. During his time at McChrystal Group, David laid out the framework for CrossLead as a co-author in the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World.


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